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Critical Raw material ElectrocatalystS replacement ENabling Designed pOst-2020 PEMFC

Objective

CRESCENDO will develop highly active and long-term stable electrocatalysts of non-platinum group metal (non-PGM) catalysts for the PEMFC cathode using a range of complementary and convergent approaches, and will re-design the cathode catalyst layer so as to reach the project target power density and durability requirements of 0.42 W/cm2 at 0.7 V, and 1000 h with less than 30% performance loss at 1.5 A/cm2 after 1000 h under the FC-DLC, initially in small and ultimately full-size single cells tested in an industrial environment on an industrially scaled-up catalyst. The proposal includes the goal of developing non-PGM or ultra-low PGM anode catalysts with greater tolerance to impurities than current low Pt-loaded anodes. It will develop and apply advanced diagnostics methods and tests, and characterisation tools for determination of active site density and to better understand performance degradation and mass transport losses. The proposal builds on previous achievements in non-PGM catalyst development within all of the university and research organisation project partners. It benefits from the unrivalled know-how in catalyst layer development at JMFC and the overarching expertise at BMW in cell and stack testing, and in guiding the materials development to align with systems requirements.
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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 448 303,75

Participants (7)

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JOHNSON MATTHEY FUEL CELLS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 366 570

BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 215 312,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 457 233,75

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 457 271,25

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 362 500

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 360 382,50

PRETEXO

France

EU Contribution

€ 72 028,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 779366

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.7.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 739 602,50

  • EU contribution

    € 2 739 602,50

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France