Swiss-roll mixed reactant fuel cell: design advancements and scale-up
The Ph.D. intern will be involved in the engineering scale-up of an innovative mixed-reactant fuel cell technology pioneered at the University of British Columbia. The proposed technology provides a simpler, cheaper and more compact design compared to conventional fuel cells. The partner organization, Mantra Energy Alternatives, will benefit greatly from the proposed project because it will provide an integrated and essential component to their carbon dioxide conversion and alternative energy generation strategy. Thus, the objectives of this project are design advancements and scale-up of the Swiss-roll mixed reactant fuel cell utilizing the formate effluent solution generated by Mantra’s electrochemical carbon dioxide reduction process.