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Each year Georgia Tech develops hundreds of technologies, and we seek industry collaborators to license and take those technologies from our labs to the market. Technologies are searchable by category, key word, or phrase and include a detailed description of the technology, inventor and patent information, and contact information to learn more about each technology.
Our available technologies are updated periodically but please feel free contact the Office of Industry Engagement team for additional technologies and information.
4995 – Background: This technology was developed to meet the significant demand for cost-efficient fuel cells with high ionic conductivity and resistance to carbon-monoxide poisoning. Fuel cells are being developed for use in various applications, including distributed power generation systems and automotive engines. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells offer excellent energy output, but... Read More
4930 – Background: This technology is an improved method for capturing vast amounts of readily available low-grade heat and converting it into reusable energy. Man-made waste heat is a byproduct of many industries, and solar energy is abundant in vast desert regions around the globe. Low-grade heat converters are not as efficient as converters for high-grade fuels, so this form of energy is... Read More
4346 – Background: This technology is a thermally and mechanically stable polymer electrolyte membrane for use in fuel cells. Fuel cells are in high demand as alternative energy sources due to their lower emission and higher energy profiles. They operate by electrochemical reactions, where a positively charged electrode and a negatively charged electrode are separated by a membrane. Polymer... Read More
3949 – Background: This technology provides a non-petroleum, biomass-based source of hydrocarbons for generating hydrogen for use in energy and chemical applications. Biomass is a renewable, readily available, and carbon-neutral source of energy that has been largely untapped for energy production. Hydrogen can be extracted from biomass via pyrolysis and reforming of the bio-oil or via... Read More
3824 – Background: This technology is an improved way to generate hydrogen from hydrocarbon fuels. Hydrogen is the energy source of choice for fuel cells, for power generation, and have many other industrial uses. Methanol reformers can produce hydrogen and carbon dioxide (CO) via a chemical reaction between methanol and water in the form of steam; however, the conventional large-scale,... Read More
3688 – Background: This technology is a proton conducting polymer for use in proton electrolyte membranes (PEMs) for fuel cells, purification and reforming cells, and other electrochemical applications. Various conductive polymers and metals are typically used in PEMs; however, conventional materials all have some disadvantages. Some polymers are not electrochemically stable, while precious... Read More
3667 – Background: This technology is a fuel processor and methods for producing hydrogen gas. Hydrogen fuel is a key ingredient in fuel cell and alternative energy applications. Hydrogen is typically stored via compression or as a liquid, then processed to release the hydrogen gas as needed. Portable fuel cells, such as those used in automotive applications or portable electronics, need an... Read More
2412 – Background: This technology offers a cost-effective design and method for manufacturing fuel cells. Fuel cells have the potential to provide a highly efficient energy source with far fewer pollutants than combustion engines; however, they are extremely costly to produce, which has made them impractical for most applications so far. Current designs involve several layers of metallic... Read More
High-Capacity, -Density, and -Efficiency Hydrogen Energy Storage for Automotive/Portable Applications
3626 – Background: This technology was developed to provide a highly efficient method for hydrogen storage to make energy storage on board of vehicle economically feasible.Conventional methods for hydrogen storage, such as compression and liquefaction, are not readily transferable to automotive or other portable applications. Improved hydrogen storage media and methods will enable greater use of... Read More
1846 – Background: This technology was developed to speed up battery recharging.Rechargeable lead-acid batteries are used in numerous applications including portable electronics, toys, and electric vehicles. For vehicle use in particular, batteries must be able to recharge quickly. A full recharge typically requires several hours of supplying a constant voltage or current to the battery. Rapid... Read More