A 30-kWh battery provides the
-- option --
of 100+ miles of grid-powered range.

The Oxyfuel Hybrid Electric Vehicle:

Using Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC's) as a range-extender for battery electric vehicles; providing versatility and optionality to users while maintaining a competitive cost structure 

Upstream CO2 Sequestration Method:

  1. Waste heat reforms (m)ethanol to syngas
  2. Syngas (H2+CO) fuels SOFC, creates electricity to charge battery, heat for (1)
  3. SOFC filters O2 from atm., creating CO2+H2O(Important: CO2 is not diluted with N2)
  4. Water condenses, leaving pure CO2 gas
  5. Waste heat also drives absorption refrigeration cycle, liquifying CO2
  6. Liquid CO2 stored on empty side of fuel tank

Eventually, this technology can be owned at a low cost by any individual and no major infrastructure upgrades needed

3)  While truck refuels,

CO2 dispensed for sequestration

​​​​When fossil reforming is no longer most economic, the CO2 will be recirculated rather than sequestered.  Methanol will be made from renewable/nuclear energy utilizing CO2 hydrogenation/electrolysis.

 --> Closed Loop CO2 System <--

​​​​​TH2  Motors

1)  While vehicle refuels, CO2 dispensed to gas station’s tank​

2)  While refueling gas station,  (m)ethanol truck collects CO2

How the SOFC system works, emissions free, step-by-step

Developing the next generation hybrid:

​Oxyfuel Hybrid Electric Vehicle

 

Electric - Emissions Free - Rapid Refueling

​When the battery is low, the SOFC, 

fueled by (m)ethanol from a gas station,
recharges the battery.


​Per 
peer reviewed research, the methanol is projected to cost ~$2.00/gge, or half the DOE's ultimate goal of $4.00/gge for hydrogen.