Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number EP/D03891X/1
Title Membrane and Alcohol Fuel Cell INTERACT with China
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor RCT (Robert ) Slade
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University of Surrey
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 12 January 2006
End Date 11 October 2006
Duration 9 months
Total Grant Value £20,290
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region South East
Programme Process Environment and Sustainability
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor RCT (Robert ) Slade , Chemistry, University of Surrey (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Mr K V Lovell , School of Defence and Security, Cranfield University (0.001%)
Prof A (Anthony ) Kucernak , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Professor K Scott , School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University (0.001%)
  Recognised Researcher Dr JR (John ) Varcoe , Chemistry, University of Surrey (0.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Research Partner in China (0.000%)
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Abstract The aim of this INTERACT visit to leading Chinese Institutions by the UK's leading membrane and alcohol fuel cell researchers is to establish effective new collaborations to facilitate the development of world class clean and efficient energy generation technologies. Such technologies include: (a) direct alcohol fuel cells with high energy density fuels for long lasting powering of portable devices; (b) carbon-neutral high energy density liquid fuelled direct bioethanol fuel cells to act as a bridge a future carbon-free hydrogen economy; (c) direct ethylene glycol fuel cells for power production in sub-zero temperatures; and (d) biofuel cells including microbial fuel cells for power generation from wastewater and other natural feed-stocks and high performance and durable biocatalysts including highly selective enzymatic electrodes for mixed-reactant fuel cells with inherently simple balance of plant characteristics. The trip will also involve the exhaustive promotion of the quality and capabilities of UK science to the benefit of the UK science base. Findings relating to the state-of-play of Chinese scientific capabilities and news on established collaborations will be disseminated to the wider UK scientific audience via a seminar, websites, specialist publications and online forums
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