Direct methanol fuel cells for transportation applications. Quarterly technical report, June 1996--September 1996

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The purpose of this research and development effort is to advance the performance and viability of direct methanol fuel cell technology for light-duty transportation applications. For fuel cells to be an attractive alternative to conventional automotive power plants, the fuel cell stack combined with the fuel processor and ancillary systems must be competitive in terms of both performance and costs. A major advantage for the direct methanol fuel cell is that a fuel processor is not required. A direct methanol fuel cell has the potential of satisfying the demanding requirements for transportation applications, such as rapid start-up and rapid refueling. ... continued below

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Fuller, T.F.; Kunz, H.R. & Moore, R. November 1, 1996.

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The purpose of this research and development effort is to advance the performance and viability of direct methanol fuel cell technology for light-duty transportation applications. For fuel cells to be an attractive alternative to conventional automotive power plants, the fuel cell stack combined with the fuel processor and ancillary systems must be competitive in terms of both performance and costs. A major advantage for the direct methanol fuel cell is that a fuel processor is not required. A direct methanol fuel cell has the potential of satisfying the demanding requirements for transportation applications, such as rapid start-up and rapid refueling. The preliminary goals of this effort are: (1) 310 W/l, (2) 445 W/kg, and (3) potential manufacturing costs of $48/kW. In the twelve month period for phase 1, the following critical areas will be investigated: (1) an improved proton-exchange membrane that is more impermeable to methanol, (2) improved cathode catalysts, and (3) advanced anode catalysts. In addition, these components will be combined to form membrane-electrode assemblies (MEA`s) and evaluated in subscale tests. Finally a conceptual design and program plan will be developed for the construction of a 5 kW direct methanol stack in phase II of the program.

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  • Other: DE97003742
  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11984--T1
  • Grant Number: AC08-96NV11984
  • DOI: 10.2172/451194 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 451194
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc675614

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Fuller, T.F.; Kunz, H.R. & Moore, R. Direct methanol fuel cells for transportation applications. Quarterly technical report, June 1996--September 1996, report, November 1, 1996; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675614/: accessed December 12, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.