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Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications

Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications
Open Access

ISSN: 2090-4541

Direct ethanol fuel cell performance using polybenzimidazole/graphene oxide nanosheets electrolyte membrane

7th International Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy

October 02-04, 2017 Toronto, Canada

Shingjiang Jessie Lue and Li-Way Teng

Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Fundam Renewable Energy Appl

Abstract :

Direct ethanol fuel cells (DEFCs) have become a promising power generation technology due to the simple systems without the need of reformers. It is especially suitable for portable, mobile and transportation applications. Ethanol is an environmentally friendly fuel and possesses higher energy density than methanol (8.00 vs. 6.09 kWh kgâ??1). Ethanol can be easily produced in large quantities from biological processing of agriculture products and it is considered a renewable energy source. In this presentation, the developments of membrane electrolyte and electro-catalyst are presented. The design principle and the structure-property relationship between materials and cell performance are discussed. The best results from the authorâ??s group are 184 mW/cm2 using Pt-based catalysts and 100 mW/cm2 using non-Pt catalysts, along with polybenzimidazole/graphene oxide composites. These values are significantly higher than literature data.

Biography :

Shingjiang Jessie Lue has obtained her BS and MS degrees from National Taiwan University, Taiwan and PhD degree of Biotechnology Engineering from University of Missouri-Columbia, USA in 1990. Her research interest focuses on the development of high-performance materials for separation, energy and biotechnology applications. She has published nearly 80 SCI papers and 2 book chapters, given 140 conference presentations and applied 2 patents.