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Air breathing direct methanol fuel cell

United States Patent

July 22, 2003
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Air-Breathing Fuel Cell Stack
A method for activating a membrane electrode assembly for a direct methanol fuel cell is disclosed. The method comprises operating the fuel cell with humidified hydrogen as the fuel followed by running the fuel cell with methanol as the fuel.
Ren; Xiaoming (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 284,009
October 30, 2002
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.