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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LOW VOLTAGE ELECTROCHEMICAL GAS TO LIQUIDS PRODUCTION

United States Patent Application

20160145750
A1
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A method for producing methanol from methane in which methane is provided to an anode electrode having a metal oxide catalyst disposed on an anode side of an electrolyte membrane, thereby producing methanol and electrons on the anode side. The electrons are conducted to a cathode electrode such as having an oxygen reduction catalyst disposed on a cathode side of the electrolyte membrane, thereby transforming oxygen and water provided to the cathode side to hydroxide ions.
STANIS, Ronald Justin (Des Plaines, IL), FAN, Qinbai (Chicago, IL), LIU, Renxuan (Chicago, IL)
Gas Technology Institute (Des Plaines IL)
14/ 944,632
November 18, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0003] This invention was made with government support under grant DE-AR0000307 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The government has certain rights in the invention.