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High-Performance Ceramic Anodes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells
Brief Description:Technology:Problem:Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs) generate electricity by oxidizing hydrocarbon fuels at high temperatures. Most SOFCs have anodes made from cermets (ceramic-metal composites), usually mixtures of nickel and ceramics such as yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ). However, these anodes perform poorly with fuels that cont...
Published: 11/27/2018   |   Inventor(s): Raymond Gorte
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Category(s): Energy, Infrastructure, & Environment, Materials
Nanoparticle catalysts for high performance methane combustion
InventorDr. Ray Gorte ProblemMethane, also known as natural gas, is a widely used in power generation and has the advantage of producing lower carbon emissions than coal per unit of energy generated. However, the release of any unburned methane during combustion presents a problem, as methane is a potent greenhouse gas with a heat-trapping effect ...
Published: 2/26/2016   |   Inventor(s): Raymond Gorte
Keywords(s): Nanotechnology
Category(s): Chemical Processes and Synthesis
Direct Carbon Fuel Cell Stack Designs
ProblemThe world has an ever-growing need to provide energy while limiting harm to the environment. Carbon based fuels are cheap and abundant, but generating electricity by burning these fuels creates harmful byproducts. Alternative energy sources such as traditional fuel cells face economic challenges due to the difficulty and expense of preparing...
Published: 5/6/2015   |   Inventor(s): Raymond Gorte
Keywords(s): Fuel Cells
Category(s): Energy, Infrastructure, & Environment