Conducting supports for micro-solid oxide fuel cells
Intellectual Property Status: Patent(s) Pending
Membrane technology that enables low-cost, efficient oxygen production for industrial processing or other industrial gas separation applications. Key opportunity is to replace mature technologies in $20 billion oxygen production market. Can also be used as a fabrication technique for increasing the active area of the membrane of a solid oxide fuel cell. Can operate at a far lower temperature (typically 400-500 deg C) due to the thinness of the membrane, with a much larger utilization area and important mechanical advantages.