Micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (micro-SOFC) a Novel Energy Source for Portable Electronic Devices
Clean Technology 2008

Micro Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (micro-SOFC) a Novel Energy Source for Portable Electronic Devices

M. Hoelling
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), CH

Keywords:
solid oxide fuel cell, micro-SOFC, portable devices, thermal system management, energy storage, free-standing membrane, thin film deposition, gas processing, Si technology, glass substrate

Abstract:
The IP focuses on development of a miniaturized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell hybrid power source for portable electronic equipment. This new type of energy device has the advantage of high flexibility (geographical independence, immediate charging), is environmentally friendly and has an increased energy capacity compared to current Li-ion batteries.