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Development of injected graphite composites applied in electrochemical processes

Grant number: 04/09113-3
Support type:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: May 01, 2005 - October 31, 2008
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Industrial Electronics, Electronic Systems and Controls
Principal Investigator:Volkmar Ett
Grantee:Volkmar Ett
Company:Eletrocell Indústria e Comércio de Equipamentos Elétricos Ltda
City: São Paulo

Abstract

The technology acquired by the company with the support of FAPESP culminated in the development of the largest fuel cell in the southern hemisphere, a unit generating 50 kilowatts (Eletropaulo project) with remote monitoring via internet. The project presented here now aims to develop graphite compounds to be injected into molds with the desired technical characteristics. The result should establish the technological consolidation of a complete fuel cell development package with the application of intelligent system. The validation of this development will bring expertise to the company and the team involved for the start of scaled production concomitant with the final tests and trials of the fuel cell. This cell should ultimately have a power of 50Kw for use in residential buildings, industries, hospitals, schools, to offer a low level of electricity supply to deprived communities that do not have access to the distribution network and, especially, to users who require high levels of quality, low rates of power loss and great reliability. With the development of this project, a vital stage in the generation of electricity from fuel cell, the company will be ready to begin production of these cells with entirely national technology and peripherals. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
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