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Improved High Temperature Electrolyte for Fuel Cells

Arizona Technology Enterprises, Arizona, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Researchers at ASU have developed a novel low cost electrolyte for fuel cells that allows much higher operating temperatures, dramatically improved efficiency and offers a replacement for current Nafion products with the potential for an entirely new and improved Fuel Cell device.

Primary Application Area: Renewable & Hydrogen Energy

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Higher operating temperatures, with improved tolerance to fuel impurities.
Higher conductivity across a broad temperature range.
Flexibility - can be in liquid form or as a membrane.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 639

Website: www.azte.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners