CFCL has been granted another patent by the European Patent Office.
Patent no. 1204778, ‘Air-side Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Components’, is for the use of aluminium-iron alloys for fuel cell system components.
The alloys can be used in ‘balance of plant’ components of a fuel cell system, such as manifolds, base plates and heat exchangers, and in gas separator plates within the fuel cell ‘stack’.
The alloys are highly corrosion resistant and, importantly, inexpensive to produce. The invention allows CFCL to continue its drive to reduce the cost of commercial appliances utilising solid oxide fuel cells.
Patents have also been granted for this invention in Australia and South Africa and are pending in other countries.
CFCL has an extensive patent portfolio, of 28 patent families, covering a broad range of inventions, from ceramic powder processing and solid oxide fuel cell technology, to balance of plant components and complete fuel cell systems.