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  • 605 Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 273-3184
  • 335 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12210
  • 44 Willett St, Albany, NY 12210
  • Oakland, CA
  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • 44 Willett St APT 4F, Albany, NY 12210

Work

Company: The standard hydrogen corporation Jun 2012 Address: Ithaca, NY Position: Founder and president

Education

School / High School: University of California, Santa Barbara 1994 to 2000

Skills

Fuel Cells • Project Planning • Energy Storage • Energy Systems • Energy Efficiency • Electrochemistry • R&D • Start-ups • Energy • Materials Science • Manufacturing • Six Sigma • Chemistry • Batteries • Electronics • Renewable Energy • Nanotechnology • Hydrogen • Cleantech

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Renewables & Environment

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Paul Mutolo

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Position:
Founder and President at The Standard Hydrogen Corporation, Director of External Partnerships at Energy Materials Center at Cornell
Location:
Ithaca, New York
Industry:
Renewables & Environment
Work:
The Standard Hydrogen Corporation - Ithaca, NY since Jun 2012
Founder and President

Energy Materials Center at Cornell since Aug 2009
Director of External Partnerships

Laminare Technologies, Inc. Aug 2006 - Jun 2010
CTO

Cornell Fuel Cell Institute Jun 2005 - Aug 2009
Associate Director, CFCI

MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc May 2001 - May 2005
Senior Chemist
Education:
University of California, Santa Barbara 1994 - 2000
Cornell University 1991 - 1994
Emerson, Hawthorne, Gorton
Skills:
Fuel Cells
Project Planning
Energy Storage
Energy Systems
Energy Efficiency
Electrochemistry
R&D
Start-ups
Energy
Materials Science
Manufacturing
Six Sigma
Chemistry
Batteries
Electronics
Renewable Energy
Nanotechnology
Hydrogen
Cleantech

Publications

Us Patents

Modified Diffusion Layer For Use In A Fuel Cell System

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US Patent:
7179501, Feb 20, 2007
Filed:
Apr 13, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/026728
Inventors:
Gerhard Beckmann - Altamont NY,
Xiaoming Ren - Guilderland NY,
Paul F. Mutolo - Albany NY,
Frank W. Kovacs - Waterford NY,
Shimshon Gottesfeld - Niskayuna NY,
Assignee:
MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc. - Albany NY
International Classification:
B05D 5/12
B05D 1/12
B05D 5/00
B05D 3/02
US Classification:
427115, 4273722, 427257, 427180
Abstract:
A fuel cell diffusion layer providing a preferential path by which liquid reactants or byproducts may be supplied to or removed from a direct oxidation fuel cell is described. The modified diffusion layer will be typically on the cathode side of the fuel cell and its use is to eliminate or minimize flooding of the cathode diffusion layer area, which is a performance limiting condition in direct methanol fuel cells. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, the diffusion layer includes a substrate that is coated with a microporous layer. A pattern may be embossed into the diffusion layer, to create preferential flow paths by which water will travel and thereby be removed from the cathode catalyst area. This avoids cathode flooding and avoids build up of potentially destructive pressure by possible cathodic water accumulation. This also provides a means for collecting cathode water for redirection In accordance with another aspect of the invention, the preferential path is established by applying a thicker microporous layer to the carbon cloth or carbon paper and drying it in such a fashion so that when it dries, the surface of the microporous layer cracks to provide the pathways.

Apparatus And Methods For Generating Water In A Fuel Cell System

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US Patent:
7416798, Aug 26, 2008
Filed:
Mar 6, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/091821
Inventors:
Gerhard Beckmann - Altamont NY,
Paul F. Mutolo - Albany NY,
William W. Dailey - Loudonville NY,
Assignee:
MTI MicroFuel Cells, Inc. - Albany NY
International Classification:
H01M 8/00
US Classification:
429 13, 429 19, 429 29
Abstract:
Apparatus and methods for the generation of water in a direct oxidation fuel cell. Water, in addition to carbon dioxide and heat, is produced when carbonaceous fuel or fuel solution is oxidized in the presence of air and a suitable catalyst. This oxidation reaction is performed on a surface that allows for the introduction of oxygen in the presence of a catalyst. Water produced can then be directly added to the fuel solution thereby diluting the fuel solution to a desired concentration, or may be separately and then later added to fuel solution for the normal fuel cell operations depending on the permeability of the membrane to water.

Modified Diffusion Layer For Use In A Fuel Cell System

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US Patent:
20030157396, Aug 21, 2003
Filed:
Feb 19, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/078728
Inventors:
Gerhard Beckmann - Altamont NY,
Xiaoming Ren - Guilderland NY,
Paul Mutolo - Albany NY,
Frank Kovacs - Waterford NY,
Shimshon Gottesfeld - Niskayuna NY,
International Classification:
H01M004/96
H01M008/10
H01M004/88
US Classification:
429/044000, 429/030000, 502/101000
Abstract:
A fuel cell diffusion layer providing a preferential path by which liquid reactants or byproducts may be supplied to or removed from a direct oxidation fuel cell is described. The modified diffusion layer will be typically on the cathode side of the fuel cell and its use is to eliminate or minimize flooding of the cathode diffusion layer area, which is a performance limiting condition in direct methanol fuel cells. In accordance with one embodiment of the invention, the diffusion layer includes a substrate that is coated with a microporous layer. A pattern may be embossed into the diffusion layer, to create preferential flow paths by which water will travel and thereby be removed from the cathode catalyst area. This avoids cathode flooding and avoids build up of potentially destructive pressure by possible cathodic water accumulation. This also provides a means for collecting cathode water for redirection In accordance with another aspect of the invention, the preferential path is established by applying a thicker microporous layer to the carbon cloth or carbon paper and drying it in such a fashion so that when it dries, the surface of the microporous layer cracks to provide the pathways.

Vapor Feed Fuel Cell System With Controllable Fuel Delivery

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US Patent:
20040209133, Oct 21, 2004
Filed:
Apr 15, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/413986
Inventors:
Robert Hirsch - Troy NY,
Paul Mutolo - Albany NY,
Juan Becerra - Altamont NY,
Robert Sievers - Clifton Park NY,
J. Scartozzi - Clifton Park NY,
William Acker - Rexford NY,
International Classification:
H01M008/04
H01M008/10
US Classification:
429/022000, 429/030000, 429/013000
Abstract:
An adjustable fuel delivery regulation assembly is provided which can be disposed within a direct oxidation fuel cell system, or the fuel reservoir or fuel tank that supplies such a system. One embodiment of the fuel delivery regulation assembly is a shutter assembly, which includes two correspondingly perforated components. The two components can be positioned relative to one another such that the apertures in each component are aligned in certain ways. In an open position, the apertures are substantially fully aligned to permit full fuel flow. In a closed position, the apertures are offset such that there is no opening; thereby fuel flow is restricted. Intermediate positions allow adjustments in the amount of fuel flow proportional to the size of the openings. In accordance with another embodiment of the invention, a set of rotatably mounted slotted rods is inserted into a housing through which fuel can flow through openings in the housing. When the rods are rotated to a first position, the slots in the rods are aligned with the openings in the housing. When the rods are rotated to a closed position, the slots are not lined up with the openings, and fuel flow is thereby restricted. Intermediate positions allow controlled fuel delivery. A louvered assembly is also provided. Automatic and manual control systems for the adjustment of the positioning of the various components in the fuel delivery regulation assemblies are also provided.

Cathode Fluid Controlling Assembly For Use In A Direct Oxidation Fuel Cell System

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US Patent:
20040265657, Dec 30, 2004
Filed:
Jun 27, 2003
Appl. No.:
10/607696
Inventors:
Gerhard Beckmann - Altamont NY,
Robert Hirsch - Troy NY,
Paul Mutolo - Albany NY,
J. Scartozzi - Clifton Park NY,
Robert Sievers - Clifton Park NY,
International Classification:
H01M008/00
H01M008/04
H01M008/10
H01M008/12
H01M002/00
H01M002/02
H01M002/14
US Classification:
429/022000, 429/038000, 429/039000, 429/025000, 429/030000, 429/033000, 429/013000, 429/017000
Abstract:
An adjustable fuel delivery regulation assembly is provided which can be disposed within a direct oxidation fuel cell system, or the fuel reservoir or fuel tank that supplies such a system. One embodiment of the fuel delivery regulation assembly is a shutter assembly, which includes two correspondingly perforated components. The two components can be positioned relative to one another such that the apertures in each component are aligned in certain ways. In an open position, the apertures are substantially fully aligned to permit full fuel flow. In a closed position, the apertures are offset such that there is no opening; thereby fuel flow is restricted. Intermediate positions allow adjustments in the amount of fuel flow proportional to the size of the openings. In accordance with another embodiment of the invention, a set of rotatably mounted slotted rods is inserted into a housing through which fuel can flow through openings in the housing. When the rods are rotated to a first position, the slots in the rods are aligned with the openings in the housing. When the rods are rotated to a closed position, the slots are not lined up with the openings, and fuel flow is thereby restricted. Intermediate positions allow controlled fuel delivery. A louvered assembly is also provided. Automatic and manual control systems for the adjustment of the positioning of the various components in the fuel delivery regulation assemblies are also provided.

Apparatus And Methods For Generating Water In A Fuel Cell System

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US Patent:
20060057439, Mar 16, 2006
Filed:
Nov 8, 2005
Appl. No.:
11/269109
Inventors:
Gerhard Beckmann - Altamont NY,
Paul Mutolo - Albany NY,
William Dailey - Loudonville NY,
International Classification:
H01M 8/04
US Classification:
429012000, 429013000
Abstract:
Apparatus and methods for the generation of water in a direct oxidation fuel cell. Water, in addition to carbon dioxide and heat, is produced when carbonaceous fuel or fuel solution is oxidized in the presence of air and a suitable catalyst. This oxidation reaction is performed on a surface that allows for the introduction of oxygen in the presence of a catalyst. Water produced can then be directly added to the fuel solution thereby diluting the fuel solution to a desired concentration, or may be separately and then later added to fuel solution for the normal fuel cell operations depending on the permeability of the membrane to water.

Vapor Feed Fuel Cell System With Controllable Fuel Delivery

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US Patent:
20070026279, Feb 1, 2007
Filed:
Oct 3, 2006
Appl. No.:
11/542414
Inventors:
Robert Hirsch - Troy NY,
Paul Mutolo - Albany NY,
Juan Becerra - Altamont NY,
Robert Sievers - Clifton Park NY,
J. Scartozzi - Clifton Park NY,
William Acker - Rexford NY,
International Classification:
H01M 8/04
US Classification:
429022000, 429034000, 429013000
Abstract:
An adjustable fuel delivery regulation assembly is provided which can be disposed within a direct oxidation fuel cell system, or the fuel reservoir or fuel tank that supplies such a system. One embodiment of the fuel delivery regulation assembly is a shutter assembly, which includes two correspondingly perforated components. The two components can be positioned relative to one another such that the apertures in each component are aligned in certain ways. In an open position, the apertures are substantially fully aligned to permit full fuel flow. In a closed position, the apertures are offset such that there is no opening; thereby fuel flow is restricted. Intermediate positions allow adjustments in the amount of fuel flow proportional to the size of the openings. In accordance with another embodiment of the invention, a set of rotatably mounted slotted rods is inserted into a housing through which fuel can flow through openings in the housing. When the rods are rotated to a first position, the slots in the rods are aligned with the openings in the housing. When the rods are rotated to a closed position, the slots are not lined up with the openings, and fuel flow is thereby restricted. Intermediate positions allow controlled fuel delivery. A louvered assembly is also provided. Automatic and manual control systems for the adjustment of the positioning of the various components in the fuel delivery regulation assemblies are also provided.
Paul F Mutolo from Ithaca, NY, age ~49 Get Report