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Aligned one-dimensional nanostructure electrodes from Electrically Conductive pOrous coordiNation polymer for proton exChange mEmbrane fueL celLs

Project description

New catalysts to make PEMFC more durable and cost effective

Fuel cells are pollution-free power sources that convert chemical energy to electricity with high efficiency and zero emissions. Proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) are a type of fuel cell developed mainly for transport as well as for stationary and mobile fuel-cell applications. What distinguishes them from other fuel cells is their low operation temperature, quick start-up and shutdown, high energy efficiency and high power flexibility. The EU-funded EconCell project plans to develop fuel cells that don't require expensive platinum catalysts. The project will develop a new generation of low-cost and durable PEMFC electrodes from 3D nanostructures of non-platinum group metal electrocatalysts. Scientists will tap into advances in ionic liquids, porous coordination polymers and metal complexes containing nitrogen.

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B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 224 933,76