A Hydrogen/Methanol Based Low Working Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell

Patent Status: 

Patent Filed

Indian Patent Applicaton No: 

1586/DEL/2015

Patent Category: 

Overview: 

Low cost fuel cell

Key Features: 

  • Integration of the gas diffusion layer (GDL) has been integrated with the catalyst layer (CL)
  • Cost effective materials are used.
  • For catalyst layer, synthesis of carbon nanotubes on carbon fiber is performed in a homemade chemical vapor deposition system.
  • Simple assembling of the device along with easy replacement of various components makes it suitable for characterization of various components.
  • Both hydrogen and methanol fuels can be used.

Applications: 

  • Methanol based fuel cells can be used for small scale portable requirements such as cell phones, laptops and personal computers.
  • Military equipments carried by a soldier can be powered by lightweight and efficient
  • Methanol based fuel cells in remote areas.
  • Hydrogen based medium power fuel cells are being investigated for transport vehicles.
  • Small scale power requirements in space missions and satellites where efficiency

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