Daihatsu Motor Show, demonstrating without a platinum catalyst in fuel cell development


fuel cell vehicle platform Daihatsu

Daihatsu is “The 41st Tokyo Motor Show,” was exhibited, hydrazine hydrate (hydrate Haidorajin: N2H4 · H2O) using a fuel cell vehicle platform, as compared to conventional fuel cells use hydrogen as fuel and on the available amount of liquid fuel with fewer, platinum (Pt) without the need for expensive catalysts such as precious metals (Figure 1, story).

The new fuel cell has been developed by Daihatsu, fuel hydrazine hydrate (N2H4 · H2O) can be introduced directly into the power generation and liquid fuels. Conventional PEFC (polymer fuel cell electrolyte population), the catalyst used, was used expensive platinum-based catalyst is required to work in the highly acidic environment.

In contrast, Daihatsu PMfLFC alkaline environment because it works, characterized by the use of cobalt and nickel as a catalyst. Could be reduced substantially the cost of fuel cells for this purpose. The use of hydrogen fuel for the PEFC, it can use liquid fuel, the fuel easier to handle, it is characterized by a high degree of freedom in the shape of the fuel tank.

However, many issues still to be commercialized. One is the efficiency, at present to less than PEFC. Therefore, in collaboration with foreign universities and research institutions are continuing efforts to improve efficiency. The 30 percent concentration or higher concentration of hydrazine hydrate is toxic control law has been given to the deleterious substance, and essential safety measures. Daihatsu This is assumed to be of solid polymer with hydrazine hydrate inside the fuel tank.

Posted under Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Cars, Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Vehicles

This post was written by admin on October 26, 2009

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