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Systematic, Material-oriented Approach using Rational design to develop break-Through Catalysts for commercial automotive PEMFC stacks

Objectif

The present consortium will build a new concept of electrodes based on new catalyst design (ternary alloyed/core shell clusters) deposited on a new high temperature operation efficient support. In order to enhance the fundamental understanding and determine the optimal composition and geometry of the clusters, advanced computational techniques will be used in direct combination with electrochemical analysis of the prepared catalysts. The use of deposition by plasma sputtering on alternative non-carbon support materials will ensure the reproducible properties of the catalytic layers. Plasma technology is now a well established, robust, clean, and economical process for thin film technologies. Well-defined chemical synthesis methods will also be used prior for quickly defining the best catalytists.MEA preparation and testing, MEA automated fabrication in view of automotive operation will complete the new concepts of catalysts with a considerably lowered Pt content (below 0.01 mgcm-2 and less up to 0.001 mgcm-2) and supports for delivering a competitive and industrially scalable new design of PEMFC suitable for automotive applications.
SMARTCat will thus address the following objectives:
- Deliver specifications/requirements for reaching the technical goals as a roadmap.
- Design an efficient new catalyst architecture
- Establish a support selection criteria based on physico-chemical characterization and modelling for defining the most suited electrode support to the defined catalytic system
- Assess the robustness regarding operation conditions and fuel cell efficiency
- Enable to automate the MEA production using state of the art (< 100°C) and high temperature membranes (120°C)
- Build efficient short-stack required for competitive automotive fuel cell operation
- Low cost process and low Pt content will dramatically reduce the fuel cell cost, and which will lead to economically suitable fuel cells for automotive application

Appel à propositions

FCH-JU-2012-1
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Coordinateur

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Adresse
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Patrice Soullie (Mr.)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 603 800

Participants (5)

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norvège
Contribution de l’UE
€ 536 702
Adresse
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Tove L. Hønstad (Mrs.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Danemark
Contribution de l’UE
€ 372 184
Adresse
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Tejs Vegge (Dr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 640 296
Adresse
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15

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Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Pierrick Buvat (Dr.)
MXPOLYMERS BV
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 349 016
Adresse
Heimanslaan 6
6705 AG Wageningen

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Doetze Sikkema (Dr.)
BASIC MEMBRANES BV

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Pays-Bas
Adresse
Leemansweg 15
6827 BX Arnhem

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Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Doetze Sikkema (Dr.)