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Organic fuel cells and fuel cell conducting sheets

United States Patent

October 16, 2007
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A passive direct organic fuel cell includes an organic fuel solution and is operative to produce at least 15 mW/cm.sup.2 when operating at room temperature. In additional aspects of the invention, fuel cells can include a gas remover configured to promote circulation of an organic fuel solution when gas passes through the solution, a modified carbon cloth, one or more sealants, and a replaceable fuel cartridge.
Masel; Richard I. (Champaign, IL), Ha; Su (Champaign, IL), Adams; Brian (Savoy, IL)
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
10/ 664,772
September 17, 2003
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government assistance under Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under Air Force contract No. F33615-01-C-2172 and the Department Of Energy Grant No DEGF-02-99ER14993. The Government has certain rights in the invention.