WO/2015/093161 METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN STORAGE ALLOY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ALKALINE SECONDARY CELL ELECTRODE||WO||25.06.2015|
||PCT/JP2014/079080||TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA||SHINOZAWA, Tamio|
The principal purpose of the present invention is to provide a method for producing a hydrogen storage alloy
that makes it possible to produce a hydrogen storage alloy
having increased discharge capacity, and a method for producing an alkaline secondary cell electrode that makes it possible to produce an electrode for an alkaline secondary cell having increased discharge capacity. The present invention provides a method for producing a hydrogen storage alloy
, the method having at least a step for preparing a mixture containing a hydrogen storage alloy
having a body-centered cubic structure and an auxiliary agent containing Ni, and a step for sintering the prepared mixture at a temperature of 600-850°C while applying pressure of 32.34-715.4 kPa; and a method for producing an alkaline secondary cell electrode, the method having at least a step for preparing an electrically conductive porous electrode material and a mixture containing a hydrogen storage alloy
having a body-centered cubic structure and an auxiliary agent containing Ni, and a step for sintering the prepared electrically conductive porous electrode material and mixture, in a state of contact, at a temperature of 600-850°C while applying pressure of 32.34-715.4 kPa.
WO/2015/082886 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HYDROGEN GENERATION AND SYSTEMS INCORPORATING SAME||WO||11.06.2015|
||PCT/GB2014/053547||CHIVERTON, Mr Richard Arthur||CHIVERTON, Mr Richard Arthur|
A system for the generation of hydrogen at a remote location using energy input to the system at a different, central location, comprises a source of high intensity electromagnetic radiation at the central location,a network of optical cables having a least an input end and an output end, the input end being connected to the electromagnetic radiation from the source, a hydrogen generation apparatus located at the remote location and having an input terminal for receiving light emitted from the other end of the network, the apparatus being adapted in use to split water into hydrogen and oxygen when a catalyst within the apparatus is exposed to radiation from the source supplied by the optical cable network,and a storage chamber for storing the hydrogen produced by the hydrogen generation apparatus.
WO/2015/084599 METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH PURITY GERMANE BY A CONTINUOUS OR SEMI-CONTINUOUS PROCESS||WO||11.06.2015|
||PCT/US2014/066640||GELEST TECHNOLOGIES, INC.||ARKLES, Barry, C.|
A continuous or semi-continuous process for producing a high purity germane includes (a) preparing a reaction mixture containing hydrogen and crude germane and (b) separating the hydrogen from the crude germane by a pressure swing adsorption process. The pressure swing adsorption process results in a hydrogen-rich product stream and a germane-rich product stream. The method further includes (c) purifying the germane-rich product stream by continuous distillation thereof to remove impurities therefrom and to produce a high purity germane containing less than 0.1 volume percent of impurities.
WO/2015/080577 LARGE PRESSURE RANGE HYDROGEN SENSOR||WO||04.06.2015|
||PCT/NL2014/050805||TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT||BOELSMA, Christiaan|
The present invention relates to a thin-film sensor, to a method for producing a thin-film device, to an alloy for use in an optical sensing layer, to use of an alloy for sensing a chemical species such as hydrogen, to a sensor, to an apparatus for detecting hydrogen, to an electro-magnetic transformer comprising said sensor and to a switching device.
WO/2015/075566 POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS REGARDING SAME||WO||28.05.2015|
||PCT/IB2014/058177||BLACKLIGHT POWER, INC.||MILLS, Randell|
A solid fuel power source that provides at least one of thermal and electrical power such as direct electricity or thermal to electricity is further provided that powers a power system comprising (i) at least one reaction cell for the catalysis of atomic hydrogen to form hydrinos, (ii) a chemical fuel mixture comprising at least two components chosen from: a source of H20 catalyst or H20 catalyst; a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; reactants to form the source of H20 catalyst or H20 catalyst and a source of atomic hydrogen or atomic hydrogen; one or more reactants to initiate the catalysis of atomic hydrogen; and a material to cause the solid fuel to be highly conductive, (iii) at least one set of electrodes that confine the fuel and an electrical power source that provides a short burst of low-voltage, high-current electrical energy to initiate rapid kinetics of the hydrino reaction and an energy gain due to forming hydrinos, (iv) a product recovery systems such as a condenser, (v) a reloading system, (vi) at least one of hydration, thermal, chemical, and electrochemical systems to regenerate the fuel from the reaction products, (vii) a heat sink that accepts the heat from the power-producing reactions, (viii) a power conversion system that may comprise a direct plasma to electric converter such as a plasmadynamic converter, magnetohydrodynamic converter, electromagnetic direct (crossed field or drift) converter, direct converter, and charge drift converter or a thermal to electric power converter such as a Rankine or Brayton-type power plant.
WO/2015/075044 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND RELEASING ENERGY||WO||28.05.2015|
||PCT/EP2014/074961||HYDROGENIOUS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH||BÖSMANN, Andreas|
The invention relates to a system (1a) for storing energy comprising a hydrogen generation unit (10a) for generating hydrogen
, a hydrogen storage
device (15) for storing hydrogen having a loading unit (14) for loading a carrier medium with the hydrogen generated in the hydrogen generation unit (10a) and having an unloading unit (19) for unloading the hydrogen from the loaded carrier medium, a heat generation unit (4) for generating heat, and a heat storage unit (7a) for storing the heat generated by means of the heat generation unit (4), wherein the heat storage unit (7a) is connected to the unloading unit (19) in order to provide heat.
20150140460 Secondary Battery Type Fuel Cell System||US||21.05.2015|
||13824942||Masayuki Ueyama||Masayuki Ueyama|
This secondary battery type fuel cell system is provided with a hydrogen generator (1) that generates hydrogen by an oxidation reaction with water and is capable of regeneration by a reduction reaction with hydrogen and a SOFC (5) having an electricity generating function and a water electrolysis function. The system circulates a gas containing hydrogen and water vapor between the hydrogen generation part (1) and SOFC (5). Also provided is a water vapor partial pressure ratio setting section (heater (2), temperature sensor (3), and controller (7)) that sets the water vapor partial pressure ratio for the hydrogen generator (1).
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/2015/068331 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%.
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.