Carbon nanotube catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent applied for but not yet published.
Title: Carbon nanotube catalysts
Priority date: 25 July 2019
PCT application planned on or before 25 July 2020


                                             
Carbon nanotube catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent applied for but not yet published.
Title: Carbon nanotube catalysts
Priority date: 25 July 2019
PCT application planned on or before 25 July 2020

                                              
Carbon nanotube catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent applied for but not yet published.
Title: Carbon nanotube catalysts
Priority date: 25 July 2019
PCT application planned on or before 25 July 2020

                                            
Carbon nanotube catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent applied for but not yet published.
Title: Carbon nanotube catalysts
Priority date: 25 July 2019
PCT application planned on or before 25 July 2020

                              
Carbon nanotube catalysts

AFFILIATION    
University of Iceland

INVENTORS
Professor Egill Skúlason Ph.D.
Faculty of Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

IP STATUS
Patent applied for but not yet published.
Title: Carbon nanotube catalysts
Priority date: 25 July 2019
PCT application planned on or before 25 July 2020

“The invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries.” 

“The invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries.” 

“The invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries.” 

“The invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries.” 

“The invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries.” 

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The current invention is an electrochemical catalyst for use in a fuel cell, water electrolysis cell and/or air battery, the electrochemical catalyst comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes containing at least one N, B, S, O and/or P substitution, wherein the nanotubes are characterized by having a diameter that is between 7-24 Å.

Hydrogen fuel cells convert chemical energy to electrical energy by catalyzing the hydrogen oxidation reaction into protons and electrons at the anode and the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) at the cathode where water is the product.  Fuel cells are a promising power source for future transportation and could solve environmental issues. Pt based catalysts are the most active catalysts for ORR to date but need to be replaced by more stable, cheaper and less poisonous catalysts to make the hydrogen economy viable.

Nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes have been shown to be active metal-free ORR catalysts with good durability and resistance to CO poisoning. The current invention takes into consideration the catalytic activity of selected carbon nanotubes of different chirality and sizes. Over 70 different tubes where investigated whereof over 20 tubes show lower overpotential than the state-of-the-art platinum catalyst and over 40 tubes have lower overpotential than the nitrogen doped graphene catalyst.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- High performance.  Present invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries;
- Low cost. Carbon is an abundant material while precious metals like Pt are scarce and therefore much more expensive;
- Environmentally friendly materials;
- Durable catalysts.

APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
- Fuel cells
- Water electrolysis cells
- Air battery

The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

The current invention is an electrochemical catalyst for use in a fuel cell, water electrolysis cell and/or air battery, the electrochemical catalyst comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes containing at least one N, B, S, O and/or P substitution, wherein the nanotubes are characterized by having a diameter that is between 7-24 Å.

Hydrogen fuel cells convert chemical energy to electrical energy by catalyzing the hydrogen oxidation reaction into protons and electrons at the anode and the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) at the cathode where water is the product.  Fuel cells are a promising power source for future transportation and could solve environmental issues. Pt based catalysts are the most active catalysts for ORR to date but need to be replaced by more stable, cheaper and less poisonous catalysts to make the hydrogen economy viable.

Nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes have been shown to be active metal-free ORR catalysts with good durability and resistance to CO poisoning. The current invention takes into consideration the catalytic activity of selected carbon nanotubes of different chirality and sizes. Over 70 different tubes where investigated whereof over 20 tubes show lower overpotential than the state-of-the-art platinum catalyst and over 40 tubes have lower overpotential than the nitrogen doped graphene catalyst.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- High performance.  Present invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries;
- Low cost. Carbon is an abundant material while precious metals like Pt are scarce and therefore much more expensive;
- Environmentally friendly materials;
- Durable catalysts.

APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
- Fuel cells
- Water electrolysis cells
- Air battery

The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

The current invention is an electrochemical catalyst for use in a fuel cell, water electrolysis cell and/or air battery, the electrochemical catalyst comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes containing at least one N, B, S, O and/or P substitution, wherein the nanotubes are characterized by having a diameter that is between 7-24 Å.

Hydrogen fuel cells convert chemical energy to electrical energy by catalyzing the hydrogen oxidation reaction into protons and electrons at the anode and the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) at the cathode where water is the product.  Fuel cells are a promising power source for future transportation and could solve environmental issues. Pt based catalysts are the most active catalysts for ORR to date but need to be replaced by more stable, cheaper and less poisonous catalysts to make the hydrogen economy viable.

Nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes have been shown to be active metal-free ORR catalysts with good durability and resistance to CO poisoning. The current invention takes into consideration the catalytic activity of selected carbon nanotubes of different chirality and sizes. Over 70 different tubes where investigated whereof over 20 tubes show lower overpotential than the state-of-the-art platinum catalyst and over 40 tubes have lower overpotential than the nitrogen doped graphene catalyst.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- High performance.  Present invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries;
- Low cost. Carbon is an abundant material while precious metals like Pt are scarce and therefore much more expensive;
- Environmentally friendly materials;
- Durable catalysts.

APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
- Fuel cells
- Water electrolysis cells
- Air battery

The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

The current invention is an electrochemical catalyst for use in a fuel cell, water electrolysis cell and/or air battery, the electrochemical catalyst comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes containing at least one N, B, S, O and/or P substitution, wherein the nanotubes are characterized by having a diameter that is between 7-24 Å.

Hydrogen fuel cells convert chemical energy to electrical energy by catalyzing the hydrogen oxidation reaction into protons and electrons at the anode and the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) at the cathode where water is the product.  Fuel cells are a promising power source for future transportation and could solve environmental issues. Pt based catalysts are the most active catalysts for ORR to date but need to be replaced by more stable, cheaper and less poisonous catalysts to make the hydrogen economy viable.

Nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes have been shown to be active metal-free ORR catalysts with good durability and resistance to CO poisoning. The current invention takes into consideration the catalytic activity of selected carbon nanotubes of different chirality and sizes. Over 70 different tubes where investigated whereof over 20 tubes show lower overpotential than the state-of-the-art platinum catalyst and over 40 tubes have lower overpotential than the nitrogen doped graphene catalyst.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- High performance.  Present invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries;
- Low cost. Carbon is an abundant material while precious metals like Pt are scarce and therefore much more expensive;
- Environmentally friendly materials;
- Durable catalysts.

APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
- Fuel cells
- Water electrolysis cells
- Air battery

The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

The current invention is an electrochemical catalyst for use in a fuel cell, water electrolysis cell and/or air battery, the electrochemical catalyst comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes containing at least one N, B, S, O and/or P substitution, wherein the nanotubes are characterized by having a diameter that is between 7-24 Å.

Hydrogen fuel cells convert chemical energy to electrical energy by catalyzing the hydrogen oxidation reaction into protons and electrons at the anode and the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) at the cathode where water is the product.  Fuel cells are a promising power source for future transportation and could solve environmental issues. Pt based catalysts are the most active catalysts for ORR to date but need to be replaced by more stable, cheaper and less poisonous catalysts to make the hydrogen economy viable.

Nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes have been shown to be active metal-free ORR catalysts with good durability and resistance to CO poisoning. The current invention takes into consideration the catalytic activity of selected carbon nanotubes of different chirality and sizes. Over 70 different tubes where investigated whereof over 20 tubes show lower overpotential than the state-of-the-art platinum catalyst and over 40 tubes have lower overpotential than the nitrogen doped graphene catalyst.
 
ADVANTAGES & STRENGHTS
- High performance.  Present invention provides improved catalysts useful in fuel cells, electrolysis cells and air batteries;
- Low cost. Carbon is an abundant material while precious metals like Pt are scarce and therefore much more expensive;
- Environmentally friendly materials;
- Durable catalysts.

APPLICATIONS & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
- Fuel cells
- Water electrolysis cells
- Air battery

The invention provides solutions to the following sustainable development goals of the United Nations:

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KEYWORDS
Carbon nanotubes, catalysts, fuel cell, electrolysis of water, air battery, density functional theory, oxygen reduction reaction, hydrogen oxidation reaction, hydrogen production.  

RELATED PUBLICATIONS
“Catalytic trends of nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes for oxygen reduction reaction”
Pétur Már Gíslason and Egill SkúlasonNanoscale, 11, (2019) 18683-18690 
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR03195B

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

KEYWORDS
Carbon nanotubes, catalysts, fuel cell, electrolysis of water, air battery, density functional theory, oxygen reduction reaction, hydrogen oxidation reaction, hydrogen production.  

RELATED PUBLICATIONS
“Catalytic trends of nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes for oxygen reduction reaction”
Pétur Már Gíslason and Egill SkúlasonNanoscale, 11, (2019) 18683-18690 
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR03195B

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

KEYWORDS
Carbon nanotubes, catalysts, fuel cell, electrolysis of water, air battery, density functional theory, oxygen reduction reaction, hydrogen oxidation reaction, hydrogen production.  

RELATED PUBLICATIONS
“Catalytic trends of nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes for oxygen reduction reaction”
Pétur Már Gíslason and Egill SkúlasonNanoscale, 11, (2019) 18683-18690 
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR03195B

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

KEYWORDS
Carbon nanotubes, catalysts, fuel cell, electrolysis of water, air battery, density functional theory, oxygen reduction reaction, hydrogen oxidation reaction, hydrogen production.  

RELATED PUBLICATIONS
“Catalytic trends of nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes for oxygen reduction reaction”
Pétur Már Gíslason and Egill SkúlasonNanoscale, 11, (2019) 18683-18690 
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR03195B

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

KEYWORDS
Carbon nanotubes, catalysts, fuel cell, electrolysis of water, air battery, density functional theory, oxygen reduction reaction, hydrogen oxidation reaction, hydrogen production.  

RELATED PUBLICATIONS
“Catalytic trends of nitrogen doped carbon nanotubes for oxygen reduction reaction”
Pétur Már Gíslason and Egill Skúlason, Nanoscale, 11, (2019) 18683-18690 
DOI: 10.1039/C9NR03195B

COLLABORATION
TTO Iceland is looking for interested industrial partners for licensing the offered technology. We are willing to provide you with a more elaborate presentation of the technology if requested.

For more information, please contact: astasollilja@ttoiceland.is

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