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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."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fuel cell

Call for proposal

FCH-JU-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CP-FCH - Joint Technology Initiatives - Collaborative Project (FCH)

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 744 051
Administrative Contact
Matthias Maurer

Participants (11)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 717 585
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Valérie Barthel (Mrs.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Josephina Pijls (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 255 473
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Agatino Nicita (Dr.)
ITM POWER (TRADING) LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 365 288
Address
Atlas Way 22
S4 7QQ Sheffield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rachel Smith (Dr.)
JOHNSON MATTHEY FUEL CELLS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 467 506
Address
Farringdon Street 25
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Graham Hards (Mr.)
ZENTRUM FUR SONNENENERGIE- UND WASSERSTOFF-FORSCHUNG BADEN-WURTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 528 128
Address
Meitnerstrasse 1
70563 Stuttgart
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joachim Scholta (Dr.)
HOCHSCHULE ESSLINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 243 800
Address
Kanalstrasse 33
73728 Esslingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Budenz (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 200
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 165 717
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hervé Perthuis (Mr.)
GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
South Korea
Address
Oryong Dong 1 Buk Gu
500-712 Gwang-ju
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Haeyoung Shin
SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 655
Address
Viale Lombardia 20
20021 Bollate Mi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefano Conti (Mr.)