WO/2016/151417 DEVICE FOR CYCLIC SWITCHING OF HEAT TRANSFER MEDIA IN A METAL HYDRIDE HEAT PUMP||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/IB2016/050933||THERMAX LIMITED||NAVALE, Devadatta Pundlik|
A device (100) for cyclic switching of heat transfer media in a metal hydride heat pump is disclosed. The device (100) includes heat exchanger units (102, 104); a first and second valve (106 & 108) placed between the heat exchanger units (102 & 104), the valves are separated by a partition (118) such that each valve defines a plenum for 5 connecting internal ducts (114 & 116); a shell (110) containing the heat exchanger units (102, 104), the shell (110) is adapted for defining flow paths for heat transfer media, in which each of the flow paths transits through one of the heat exchanger units (102 & 104) via one of the valves (106 & 108) and one of the internal ducts (114 & 116). The device (100) reduces thermal inertia and pressure drop in the heat transfer 10 media while flowing through the heat pump to enhance the performance and conserve energy.
WO/2016/154617 ANODES FOR BATTERIES BASED ON TIN-GERMANIUM-ANTIMONY ALLOYS||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/US2016/024473||MITLIN, David||MITLIN, David|
An anode for a battery including an electrochemically active material including a ternary alloy of tin (Sn), germanium (Ge), and antimony (Sb). A battery including the anode, a cathode, a separator, and an electrolyte. The ternary alloy may include SnxGeySbz, where x+y+z=100, and x≥y or x≥z. The alloy may include a multiphase microstructure with an amorphous phase and nanocrystalline phase, each of the phases being ion active.
WO/2016/152464 EXHAUST GAS CLEANING SYSTEM EQUIPPED WITH POWER GENERATION FUNCTION||WO||29.09.2016|
||PCT/JP2016/056844||ATSUMITEC CO., LTD.||UCHIYAMA, Naoki|
The system comprises: a steam reforming unit for producing hydrogen from a supplied exhaust gas; a hydrogen-permeable membrane wherethrough only the produced hydrogen permeates; a hydrogen storage
unit for storing the hydrogen supplied via the hydrogen-permeable membrane, and for releasing the stored hydrogen; a fuel battery using the hydrogen supplied through the hydrogen storage
unit to produce electricity; a gas cleaning unit for cleaning a residual gas sent out without permeating through the hydrogen-permeable membrane; and a control unit for controlling the storing and the releasing of the hydrogen in the hydrogen storage
unit according to the excess and deficiency of the hydrogen in the fuel battery.
20160272489 Hydrogen Generating System||US||22.09.2016|
||15032606||TEMASEK POLYTECHNIC||Lei Wang|
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.
20160272490 A METHOD FOR STORAGE AND RELEASE OF HYDROGEN||US||22.09.2016|
||15034578||YISSUM RESEEARCH DEVELOPMENT COMPANY OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM LTD.||Yoel SASSON|
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.
20160276661 ELECTRODE ALLOY POWDER, NEGATIVE ELECTRODE FOR NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE STORAGE BATTERIES USING THE SAME, AND NICKEL-METAL HYDRIDE STORAGE BATTERY||US||22.09.2016|
||15031650||PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.||Hideaki OHYAMA|
Provided is an electrode alloy powder that is useful to obtain a nickel-metal hydride storage battery having a high battery capacity and a reduced self-discharge. The alloy powder is: a mixture including particles of a first hydrogen storage alloy having an AB5-type crystal structure, and particles of at least one second hydrogen storage alloy selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen storage alloy a having an AB2-type crystal structure and a hydrogen storage alloy b having an AB3-type crystal structure, wherein an amount of the first hydrogen storage alloy included in the mixture is greater than 50 mass %.
WO/2016/147134 MULTISTAGE METAL HYDRIDE HYDROGEN COMPRESSOR||WO||22.09.2016|
||PCT/IB2016/051493||UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE||LOTOTSKY, Mykhaylo V|
The invention discloses a multistage metal hydride hydrogen compressor, which includes: at least two compression modules where every module comprises at least two compression stages, each of which is formed by one or more metal hydride containers equipped with at least one hydrogen input – output pipeline and heating – cooling means; gas-distributing system comprising: gas manifolds of the compression stages; a hydrogen input manifold connected to the gas manifolds; intermediate gas manifolds equipped with buffers; a hydrogen output manifold; heating – cooling system which provides alternative heating and cooling of the heating – cooling means of the metal hydride containers; and a control system providing the operation of the heating – cooling system during pre-set periods of time.
WO/2016/148301 HYDROGEN GENERATING SYSTEM AND HYDROGEN RECOVERING SYSTEM||WO||22.09.2016|
||PCT/JP2016/058863||WACOM R&D CORPORATION||KUSUHARA, Masaki|
Provided is a hydrogen generating system that requires no external electric power supply as required in electrolysis, and can efficiently utilize abundant sunlight. This system is characterized by comprising: a pontoon 8 including a deck 3 and a floating body 4 provided under the deck 3; a plurality of optical hydrogen generating panels 1 which are arranged on the deck 3 of the pontoon 8, and which, upon incidence of sunlight onto an optical semiconductor, decompose water and generate hydrogen
; a hydrogen storage
tank 5 which is arranged in the inner space of the floating body 4, and which is a hydrogen storage
means for storing hydrogen generated by the hydrogen generating panels 1; a water storage tank 6 which is a water storage means for storing water to be supplied to the hydrogen generating panels 1; and a water supply pump 10 and a water supply pipe 9 which are means for supplying water in the water storage tank 6 to the hydrogen generating panels 1. Rainwater fallen on the deck 3 is collected and stored in the water storage means 6.
WO/2016/147241 HYDROGEN STORAGE MATERIAL||WO||22.09.2016|
||PCT/JP2015/006421||PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.||UENO, Iwao|
Provided is a hydrogen storage
material in which a hydrogen storage
metal is present in a non-metallic state inside the framework of a porous material. This hydrogen storage
material has a large hydrogen storage
capacity and is capable of releasing hydrogen at low temperatures. The porous material may include, for example, zeolite, activated carbon, and mesoporous silica. The hydrogen storage
metal may include, for example, palladium, nickel, and vanadium.
20160264412 CATALYTIC FORMATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) AND HYDROGEN (H2) FROM BIOMASS||US||15.09.2016|
||15031749||YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.||Ronny NEUMANN|
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.