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Methanol-Tolerant Cathode Catalyst Composite For Direct Methanol Fuel Cells


Project TitleMethanol-Tolerant Cathode Catalyst Composite For Direct Methanol Fuel Cells
Track CodeU.S. Patent No. 7,014,931 (DOE S-100,546)
Short Description

Los Alamos National Laboratory - Express Licensing Program

A direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) having a methanol fuel supply, oxidant supply, and its membrane electrode assembly (MEA) formed of an anode electrode and a cathode electrode with a membrane there between, a methanol oxidation catalyst adjacent the anode electrode and the membrane, an oxidant reduction catalyst adjacent the cathode electrode and the membrane, comprises an oxidant reduction catalyst layer of a platinum-chromium alloy so that oxidation at the cathode of methanol that crosses from the anode through the membrane to the cathode is reduced with a concomitant increase of net electrical potential at the cathode electrode.  

TagsDMFC, direct methanol fuel cell, methanol tolerant, MEA, membrane electrode assembly, methanol, fuel cell, cathode, electrode
Posted DateApr 5, 2013 11:12 AM

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Seven Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500) U.S. Dollars

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Five Hundred ($500) U.S. Dollars

Earned Royalties on Sales:

Two Percent (2.0%)

To submit a license request, please contact Laura Barber, Mike Erickson or Marcus Lucero at Upon receipt of an Express License request, LANL will review your request to ensure that it meets the Express Licensing requirements, and if so, will send you a copy of the non-negotiable Non-Exclusive License Agreement for execution.

Intellectual Property

Patent Number Issue Date Type Country of Filing
U.S. Patent No. 7,014,931 Mar 21, 2006 Utility United States