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Name of Conference

Title of Presentation

Nov. 27 - Dec.1, 2006 Boston, MA, USA

2006 MRS Fall Meeting       

Borohydrides Production & Regeneration based on Sodium Borates
Oct. 1-6, 2006 Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, USA MH2006 International Symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems Sodium Borohydride as a Hydroge Strage Material
May 1-4, 2006 Windermere, UK

IEA Task-17 /IPHE Joint Meeting

March 12-16,2006 San Antonio, TX, USA 2006 TMS Annual Meeting  Advanced Materials for Energy Conversion V FA Symposium in Honor of Gary Sandrock, Louis Schlapback and Seijirau Suda
Dec. 4-7, 2005 Gyeongju, Korea KCIST-2005 -Frontiers in Hydrogen Storage Materials and Technology-
Oct. 23-27, 2005 Tateshina, Nagano, Japan IEA Task 17 Workshop
June  19-22, 2005 Lucca, Italy IPHE International Hydrogen Storage Technology Conference

Feb. 14-17, 2005

Charleston, S.C., USA

IEA Task 17 Workshop
Oct. 18-21, 2004 Columbus, OHIO, USA ASM Materials Solution Conference Production of NaBH4 by Using Al in NaOH-NaBO2 Liquid Solution under Dynamic Conditions
Sept. 5-10, 2004 Cracow, Poland MH2004 International symposium on Metal-Hydrogen Systems Production of Sodium Borohydride by Applying Dynamic Behaviors of Protide at the Extreme Surface of Magnesium@(S. Suda) Development of the Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell (Z.-P. Li)
July 6-9, 2004 Oystese, Norway IEA Task 17 Meeting Production of Sodium Borohydride as a Hydrogen Storage Material
May 14, 2004 Duebendorf, Switzerland Headways in Materials Sciences The 4-states of Hydrogen at the Extreme Surface of Metallic Compounds - How to Apply Hydrogen as the Energy Career
March 14-18, 2004 Charlotte, N.C., USA 2004 TMS Annual Meeting Metal-Hydrogen Complex Compounds as Hydrgen Storage Materials

  • MERIT Ltd. has succeeded to expand their DBFC (Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell) product pallet from 10Watt – 400Watt.
    Feb. 12, 2004. Scientists of MERIT Ltd. have succeeded to develop Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells from 10W up to 400W.
    The DBFC seems to be the most promising Fuel Cell technique yet available. Major problems like the storage of the fuel and the low cell voltage of traditional Fuel cells have been solved.
    The key to the success of this new type of Fuel Cell is the use of a Borohydride solution as fuel. This alkali solution is not only a safe energy source which is easy to store, but also environmental friendly due to no emission and the fact that it can be recycled. Further more Borohydride has the ability to release 8 instead of 4 electrons through the catalyst reaction.
    For more information about the DBFC or other Borohydride applications please visit our homepage. www.hydrogen.co.jp

  • MERIT Ltd. is happy to present a prototype of their 1,64V DBFC (micro Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell).
    Feb. 15, 2004. MERIT Ltd. leading company in developing Borohydride applications has succeeded in constructing a prototype of their DBFC (Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell) in micro dimensions.
    This DBFC is not only small in size, but also shows amazing performance. Prof. S.Suda president of MERIT Ltd. pointed out after presenting their new product to the public.
    Different to traditional Fuel Cells, which use Hydrogen as fuel to produce electricity, MERIT products use Borohydride.
    One of the many advantages of Borohydride as fuel for Fuel Cells is that a theoretical voltage of 1,64V (instead of 1,23V by traditional Fuel Cells) can be reached. The reason that such high cell voltage can be obtained from this system is, that hydrogen exists as a negative ion (protide: H-) in the complex ion of BH4-. The fact which needs attention is that a protide can release twice as much electron as a proton. This leads to the difference of the theoretical voltage.
    For more information about the DBFC or other Borohydride applications please visit our homepage. www.hydrogen.co.jp
    A complete fact sheet with specifications and pictures of the DBFC can be downloaded here.