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Proton exchange membranes for application in medium temperature electrochemical devices ('PEM-ED')

Objective

Our project is centred around the development of thermally stable (up to 180°C) proton exchange membranes (PEM) for use as solid electrolytes in electrochemical devices, in particular hydrogen/oxygen (or air) fuel cells, but also electrolysers. Fuel cells need no justification as an advanced technology option to reduce the fossil fuel/nuclear energy demands needed to satisfy energy requirements over the coming decades. Adapable to both stationary and mobile power generation, their use at higher temperatures leads to improved economy by enabling operation in combined heat/power mode, thereby supplying. “waste" heat for space heating or steam production. Use of fuel cells will lead to reduction in noise and in emissions of NOx, SOx, particulates etc., problems of particular concern to society and with clear associated public health and environment issues. In addition, polymer electrolyte membrane technology is also an option for the development of electrolyser-based oxygen concentrators supplying oxygen of high purity for medical use for patients requiring oxygen therapy.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FUMA-TECH GESELLSCHAFT FUER FUNKTIONELLE MEMBRANEN UND ANLAGENTECHNOLOGIE MBH
Address
Am Grubenstollen 11
1327 St Ingbert
Germany

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Place Eugène Bataillon Cc015
34095 Montpellier
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Address
Les Renardieres
77818 Moret Sur Loing
INSTITUT FUER ENERGIE- UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
Heidelberg
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Salita Santa Lucia Sopra Contesse 5
98126 Messina
NUVERA FUEL CELLS EUROPE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Bistolfi 35
20134 Milano
SEFAR AG
Switzerland
Address
Moosstrasse 2
8803 Reuschlikon
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA
Italy
Address
Via Elce Di Sotto 8
06123 Perugia
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Address
Cathedral Street 295 - Thomas Graham Building
G1 1XL Glasgow