DOE Webinar July 17: Fuel Cells for Portable Power
July 13, 2012
The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled "Fuel Cells for Portable Power" on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will focus on recent R&D advancements in direct methanol fuels and their use in portable power.
Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory will discuss advanced materials and the development of new methanol oxidation catalysts, hydrocarbon membranes with reduced methanol crossover, and improvements to component durability. Researchers at the University of North Florida will focus on a "passive-water recovery" MEA, which eliminates the water recovery components, and results in a small, lightweight DMFC power supply. Finally, researchers at Arkema will present their polymer electrolyte membrane design for direct methanol fuels which blends poly(vinylidene fluoride) with a sulfonated polyelectrolyte.