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Catalytic activity Enhanced meChanisms Of TRANSition metal decorated N-doped carbon by precursor acid treatment

Project description

Boosting the efficiency of transition metal–nitrogen–carbon catalysts

Fuel cells and air batteries are strong cards in the future climate-friendly energy supply. Despite their potential, their overall efficiency is severely limited by the sluggish oxygen reduction reaction at the cathode. Transition metal–nitrogen–carbon (M–N–C) catalysts have great potential for use especially in proton exchange membrane fuel cells as an alternative to platinum and other precious metal catalysts. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the EcoTrans project aims to enhance understanding of the mechanisms underlying the catalytic activities of M–N–C materials prepared from acidic precursors and polymerised ionic liquids. Project results should help overcome barriers that limit the catalytic activity and catalyst utilisation in electrodes.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00