Recent advancements in high performance Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell electrode fabrication – novel materials and manufacturing processes

Maximilian Grandi, Sebastian Rohde, Di-Jia Liu, Bernhard Gollas, Viktor Hacker*

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Beitrag in einer FachzeitschriftReview eines Fachbereichs (Review article)Begutachtung


The global effort to introduce polymer electrolyte fuel cells for clean and renewable energy to the market is increasing the demand for high performance, robust and affordable membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs). There is not yet a standard method for large scale production of MEAs, or the methods employed are generally unsatisfactory in terms of quality and performance. A large number of published data of newly developed catalyst and electrolyte materials, claim to improve the state of the art, but are often not fully comparable due to different experimental studies and experimental designs.

This article summarizes the trends in material developments and emerging MEA-manufacturing techniques. The materials and techniques are systematically compared in terms of cell performance and scalability. Current and future scientific challenges are identified and analysed based on published findings over the past five years. Finally, the results of the cited papers have been quantitatively compared to each other and to the internal benchmarks used in each cited work to provide a complete picture of the state of the art in PEFC MEA manufacturing.
FachzeitschriftJournal of Power Sources
Frühes Online-Datum11 Feb. 2023
PublikationsstatusElektronische Veröffentlichung vor Drucklegung. - 11 Feb. 2023
VeranstaltungPotential for cost reduction and performance improvement for PEMFC at component and system level: Topical Meeting within the Technology Collaboration Programme on Advanced Fuel Cells - TU Graz, Graz, Österreich
Dauer: 10 Nov. 202111 Nov. 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energieanlagenbau und Kraftwerkstechnik
  • Elektrotechnik und Elektronik
  • Erneuerbare Energien, Nachhaltigkeit und Umwelt
  • Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production
  • Advanced Materials Science


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