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Carbon fuel particles used in direct carbon conversion fuel cells

United States Patent

August 16, 2011
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A system for preparing particulate carbon fuel and using the particulate carbon fuel in a fuel cell. Carbon particles are finely divided. The finely dividing carbon particles are introduced into the fuel cell. A gas containing oxygen is introduced into the fuel cell. The finely divided carbon particles are exposed to carbonate salts, or to molten NaOH or KOH or LiOH or mixtures of NaOH or KOH or LiOH, or to mixed hydroxides, or to alkali and alkaline earth nitrates.
Cooper; John F. (Oakland, CA), Cherepy; Nerine (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 172,343
July 14, 2008
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC. for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.