A novel direct ethanol fuel cell with high power density

Liang An, T. S. Zhao, R. Chen, Q. X. Wu

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A new type of direct ethanol fuel cell (DEFC) that is composed of an alkaline anode and an acid cathode separated with a charger conducting membrane is developed. Theoretically it is shown that the voltage of this novel fuel cell is 2.52 V, while, experimentally it has been demonstrated that this fuel cell can yield an open-circuit voltage (OCV) of 1.60 V and a peak power density of 240 mW cm-2at 60 °C, which represent the highest performance of DEFCs that has so far been reported in the open literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6219-6222
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Direct ethanol fuel cell
  • Fuel cell
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Power density
  • Theoretical voltage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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