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Improved Lifetime of Automotive Application Fuel Cells with ultra low Pt-loading

Objective

"The main objective of the planned project IMPACT is to increase the life-time of fuel cells with membrane-electrode assemblies containing ultra low Pt-loading (< 0.2 mg cm-2) for automotive applications. The economic requirements to reduce Pt loading leads to the challenge to maintain durability and performance, an aspect which has not been addressed sufficiently in public projects and studies. A durability of 5000 h under dynamic operation conditions with ultra low loading is envisioned for automotive applications. IMPACT aims at improving significantly durability in the automotive application at reduced PGM loadings by material development and MEA development. Development ist performed on the main components of the cell, namely the membrane, the gas diffusion media and the electrodes. The basis for the durability is extensive testing at the industrial and research partner`s facilities under diverse and highly dynamic conditions and comprehensive and detailed analysis and evaluation of degradation processes and their importance for fuel cell performance loss. This analysis is utilized for the derivation of mitigation strategies by component modification and optimization of operation modes. The mitigation strategies are experimentally validated and consecutively lead to a demonstration of the improved durability in an predefined stack. IMPACT also aims at providing a cost analysis and an evaluation of the technical feasibility for large scale utilization of the project achievements. Recommendation and dissemination activities are planed within scientific workshops, publication of the results in scientific journals, and using project fact sheets."
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Address

Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 744 051

Administrative Contact

Matthias Maurer

Participants (11)

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COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 717 585

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 255 473

ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 365 288

JOHNSON MATTHEY FUEL CELLS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 467 506

ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 528 128

HOCHSCHULE ESSLINGEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 243 800

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 81 200

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 717

GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

South Korea

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 333 655

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 303452

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 144 498

  • EU contribution

    € 3 902 403

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany