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System for the co-production of electricity and hydrogen

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20040180249
7,276,306
A1
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Described herein is a system for the co-generation of hydrogen gas and electricity, wherein the proportion of hydrogen to electricity can be adjusted from 0% to 100%. The system integrates fuel cell technology for power generation with fuel-assisted steam-electrolysis. A hydrocarbon fuel, a reformed hydrocarbon fuel, or a partially reformed hydrocarbon fuel can be fed into the system.
Pham, Ai Quoc (San Jose, CA), Anderson, Brian Lee (Lodi, CA)
The Regents of the University of California
10/ 388,141
March 12, 2003
[0001] 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 the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.