Performance of a direct ethylene glycol fuel cell with an anion-exchange membrane

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

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This paper reports on the development and performance test of an alkaline direct ethylene glycol fuel cell. The fuel cell consists of an anion-exchange membrane with non-platinum electrocatalysts at both the anode and cathode. It is demonstrated that this type of fuel cell with relatively cheap membranes and catalysts can result in a maximum power density of 67 mW cm-2at 60 °C, which represents the highest performance that has so far been reported in the open literature. The high performance is mainly attributed to the increased kinetics of both the ethylene glycol oxidation reaction and oxygen reduction reaction rendered by the alkaline medium with the anion-exchange membrane. Nejat Veziroglu.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4329-4335
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Anion-exchange membrane
  • Direct oxidation fuel cell
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Fuel cell
  • Non-platinum catalyst
  • Operation conditions
  • Power density

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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