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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-JTI-FCH-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

FCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 448 303,75

Participants (7)

JOHNSON MATTHEY FUEL CELLS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 366 570
Address
Farringdon Street 25
EC4A 4AB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 312,50
Address
Petuelring 130
80809 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 457 233,75
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 457 271,25
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 362 500
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 360 382,50
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRETEXO
France
EU contribution
€ 72 028,75
Address
58 Avenue D'occitanie Bat J2 Apt 193
34090 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)