20150129805 METHOD FOR PRODUCING CO AND/OR H2 IN AN ALTERNATING OPERATION BETWEEN TWO OPERATING MODES||US||14.05.2015|
||14384460||Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH||Alexander Karpenko|
The invention relates to a method for producing syngas in an alternating operation between two operating modes. The method has the steps of providing a flow reactor; endothermically reacting carbon dioxide with hydrocarbons, water, and/or hydrogen in the flow reactor, at least carbon monoxide being formed as the product, under the effect of heat generated electrically by one or more heating elements (110, 111, 112, 113); and at the same time exothermically reacting hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and/or hydrogen as reactants in the flow reactor. The exothermic reaction releases a heat quantity Q1, the electric heating of the reactor releases a heat quantity Q2, and the exothermic reaction and the electric heating of the reactor are operated such that the sum of Q1 and Q2 is greater than or equal to the heat quantity Q3 which is required for an equilibrium yield Y of the endothermic reaction of ≧90%.
WO/2015/068161 A METHOD FOR STORAGE AND RELEASE OF HYDROGEN||WO||14.05.2015|
||PCT/IL2014/050965||YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM LTD.||SASSON, Yoel|
The invention provides a process for the production of hydrogen, comprising catalytically decomposing a concentrated aqueous solution of potassium formate in a reaction vessel to form bicarbonate slurry and hydrogen, discharging the hydrogen from said reaction vessel, and treating a mixture comprising the bicarbonate slurry and the catalyst with an oxidizer, thereby regenerating the catalyst. Pd/C catalysts useful in the process are also described.
WO/2015/068331 ELECTRODE ALLOY POWDER, NICKEL-HYDROGEN-STORAGE-CELL NEGATIVE ELECTRODE USING SAME, AND NICKEL-HYDROGEN STORAGE CELL||WO||14.05.2015|
||PCT/JP2014/005094||PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.||OHYAMA, Hideaki|
Provided is an electrode alloy powder useful in obtaining a nickel-hydrogen storage
cell exhibiting high storage capacity and reduced self-discharge. This alloy powder comprises a mixture containing: particles of a first hydrogen
having an AB5-type crystal structure; and particles of one or more types of a second hydrogen
selected from a group consisting of a hydrogen
(a) having an AB2 crystal structure, and a hydrogen
(b) having an AB3 crystal structure. Therein, the content of the first hydrogen
in the mixture constitutes more than 50 mass%.
20150121869 SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INTEGRATED PRODUCTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY, MATERIALS RESOURCES, AND NUTRIENT REGIMES||US||07.05.2015|
||14591705||McAlister Technologies, LLC||Roy Edward McAlister|
The present disclosure is directed to a system and method of sustainable economic development, such as development through an integrated production of renewable energy, material resources, and nutrient regimes. In some embodiments, the system utilizes resources extracted from renewable energy sources to assist in the capture of energy from other renewable energy sources. In some embodiments, the system utilizes energy from renewable energy sources to extract resources from other renewable energy sources.
20150125359 Fuel Supply For A Fuel Cell||US||07.05.2015|
||14567327||Intelligent Energy Limited||Daniel Braithwaite|
The present invention discloses a fuel supply for a fuel cell, the fuel cell including a liquid storage area that includes a liquid reactant, a reaction area that includes a solid reactant, wherein the liquid reactant is pumped into the reaction area such that the liquid reactant reacts with the solid reactant to produce reaction components, a product collection area that receives the reaction components, a barrier, and a container with an interior volume that substantially encloses the reaction area, liquid storage area, product collection area. The barrier separates and defines several of the aforementioned areas, and moves to simultaneously increase the product collector area and decrease the liquid storage area as the liquid reactant is pumped from the liquid storage area and the reaction components are transferred into the product collection area.
20150125348 Hydrogen Generation Apparatus||US||07.05.2015|
||14407411||Bio Coke Lab.Co., Ltd.||Takashi Sugiyama|
The apparatus includes: a hydrogen generation container provided with a magnesium-based hydride accommodation part accommodating magnesium-based hydride; a reaction water tank storing water or an aqueous solution; the pipes connected to the reaction water tank and the hydrogen generation container; a pump operating such as to suction water or the aqueous solution from the reaction water tank and then exhaust it through the pipes to the hydrogen generation container; a pressure gauge measuring the pressure in the inside of the hydrogen generation container; and a control unit, on the basis of the pressure value of the pressure gauge, controlling the amount of water caused to flow through the pipes by the pump.
20150125694 NANOCOMPOSITE BASED ON GRAPHENE FOR REVERSIBLE STORAGE OF HYDROGEN||US||07.05.2015|
||14074130||Piotr KULA||Piotr KULA|
A nanocomposite for the reverse storage of hydrogen based on monolayer sheets of polycrystalline or monocrystalline grapheme having a form of a cylindrical spiral roll of polycrystalline or monocrystalline graphene with a preferably constant spacing in the range from 0.2 to 2 nm, whereby the said spiral roll of polycrystalline graphene has grains with a minimum diameter of 50 nm.
WO/2015/063763 CATALYTIC FORMATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) AND HYDROGEN (H2) FROM BIOMASS||WO||07.05.2015|
||PCT/IL2014/050933||YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD.||NEUMANN, Ronny|
The present invention relates to methods of preparing carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) by reacting biomass, a biomass component (e.g., lignin, ligno- cellulose, cellulose, hemiceullose or combination thereof) or a carbohydrate from any source with a polyoxometalate catalyst such as H5PV2Mo10O40, or solvates thereof, in the presence of a concentrated acid, under conditions sufficient to yield carbon monoxide (CO); followed by electrochemical release of hydrogen (H2). The carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) may be combined in any desired proportion to yield synthesis gas (Syngas). The present invention further relates to methods for preparing H2, CO and formic acid/formaldehyde from biomass, a biomass component and/or from carbohydrates.
WO/2015/063170 POWER GENERATION SYSTEM||WO||07.05.2015|
||PCT/EP2014/073248||TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES||CURIEN, Jean-Baptiste|
The invention relates to a power generation system comprising: - at least one renewable energy source (5), - a reversible fuel cell module (9) exhibiting a electrolysis functioning mode where the fuel cell module (9) is powered by the renewable energy source (5) for generation of a combustible gas and a fuel cell functioning mode where the fuel cell module (9) generates electricity from a combustible gas, - a high temperature heat storage (19) coupled to said reversible fuel cell module (9) for maintaining the reversible fuel cell module (9) in a operation temperature range in the electrolysis functioning mode, - a combustible gas storage (17) coupled to the reversible fuel cell module (9) for storing the combustible gas generated by the reversible fuel cell module (9) in the electrolysis functioning mode and for supplying the combustible gas to the reversible fuel cell module (9) in the fuel cell function mode, where the reversible fuel cell module (9) is encapsulated by the high temperature heat storage (19).
WO/2015/065289 HYDROGEN GENERATING SYSTEM||WO||07.05.2015|
||PCT/SG2014/000505||TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC||WANG, Lei|
The present invention relates to a solid fuel, a system and a method for generating hydrogen. The solid fuel comprises sodium borohydride, catalyst loaded fibres and a binder, wherein the catalyst loaded fibres and the binder form a scaffold structure within which the sodium borohydride is positioned. The system comprises a fuel cartridge containing the solid fuel of the present invention for generating hydrogen gas, a reactor configured to house the fuel cartridge, a tank for storing water, a pump and a liquid conduit for conveying water from the tank to the fuel cartridge housed within the reactor to induce a hydrolysis reaction of the solid fuel contained in the fuel cartridge and a controller for regulating flow of the water.