Recent progress in alkaline direct ethylene glycol fuel cells for sustainable energy production

Liang An, R. Chen

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Alkaline direct ethylene glycol fuel cells are one of the most promising power sources for portable, mobile and stationary power applications, primarily because this type of fuel cell runs on a sustainable fuel and the key materials that constitute the fuel cell are relatively inexpensive. This review article summarizes and discusses the past investigations on the development of alkaline direct ethylene glycol fuel cells, including the physical and chemical processes through the fuel cell structure, the electrocatalytic oxidation and electrocatalysts of ethylene glycol, the singe-cell performance, and innovative system designs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-501
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Power Sources
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2016


  • Direct ethylene glycol fuel cells
  • Electrocatalysts
  • Electrocatalytic oxidation
  • Ethylene glycol
  • Fuel cells
  • System designs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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