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Doosan Fuel Cell America is a fuel cell manufacturer focusing on the stationary fuel cell and small business markets. It is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, U.S. in the Silicon Valley. The company employed 225 people as of August 2011. It closed its operations in Connecticut in April 2014, and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in May 2014. The company will be merged with Fuel Cell Power under a new name Doosan Fuel Cell America. Wikipedia.

A method is provided for reducing degradation in a fuel cell assembly, including at least one fuel cell with a PBI membrane, during standby, operation. The method may include electrochemically consuming an oxidant from a cathode coupled to the PBI membrane in response to a disconnection of an external load and supplying fuel to remove or electrochemically consume any back-diffused oxidant to the associated fuel cell sufficient to replace or consume the back-diffused oxidant while the external load is removed, and/or also may include controlling a standby temperature of the fuel cell. In this way, it may be possible to avoid increased cell voltage decay associated with degradation of the PBI in a simple and cost effective system.

ClearEdge Power | Date: 2011-11-28

An exemplary fuel cell manifold seal retainer assembly includes a bracket and a retainer. The bracket is mountable to a manifold of the fuel cell stack. The retainer extends closer to a fuel cell stack then the manifold when the retainer is mounted to the bracket and when the bracket is mounted to the manifold. The retainer limits movement of a seal away from an installed position.

ClearEdge Power | Date: 2012-01-18

Embodiments are disclosed that relate to increasing heat transfer in a steam reformer. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a steam reformer including an outer wall and an inner wall which includes a step extending outward toward the outer wall and downward toward a bottom of the steam reformer at a position between a top of the steam reformer and the bottom of the steam reformer. The steam reformer further includes a reaction chamber disposed between the outer wall and the inner wall.

ClearEdge Power | Date: 2012-02-07

Embodiments are disclosed that relate to a compact steam boiler which may provide steam to a steam reformer in a fuel cell system. For example, one disclosed embodiment provides a steam boiler including an outer shell and a first inner tube and a second inner tube within the outer shell, the first and second inner tubes spaced away from one another. The steam boiler further includes a twisted ribbon positioned inside each of the first and second inner tubes.

ClearEdge Power | Date: 2011-05-10

A natural gas reforming catalyst includes a metal core and rhodium deposited on the metal core. A natural gas reformer includes a hydrocarbon inlet, a reforming catalyst for generating hydrogen from a hydrocarbon and water and a hydrogen outlet. The reforming catalyst includes a metal core and a rhodium layer deposited on the metal core. A method for preparing a natural gas reforming catalyst includes adding a rhodium compound and a metal core to a reaction vessel and depositing the rhodium compound on the metal core.

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