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Advanced Single Cell tEstiNg and Development of HT PEMFCs

Project description

Improving fuel cell quality, cost and durability by advanced testing

Global efforts are increasing towards sustainable energy sources and innovative fuel cells such as those using methanol. The EU-funded ASCEND project aims to address technical challenges associated with ensuring efficient quality evaluation of high-temperature proton exchange membrane fuel cell (HT PEMFC) stacks; a scalable electric power source fuelled by a methanol/water fuel that is converted in a steam reformer. Through the development of diagnostic tools, researchers and engineers aim to improve materials and processes used in membrane electrode assembly (MEA) production, with the ultimate goal to optimise fuel cell functionality and durability. The newly designed diagnostics station will be used to test novel materials, uncover previously hidden degradation mechanisms and advance the existing fuel cell technology.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering/electric energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/carbon capture engineering

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-SE - Society and Enterprise panel


Lyngvej 8
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 137 070