MEA Power - Resource-saving composite materials for stationary PEM fuel cells with increased power density and long-term stability

  • Schenk, Alexander, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Gehrer, Carmen, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Hacker, Viktor (Co-Investigator (CoI))

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

High temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells are characterized as a resource-saving and energy-efficient technology for heat and power generation. In MEA Power an inexpensive membrane electrode assembly (greater Euro 0.60 / cm2), which enables an intended lifetime of 80,000 hours under real operating conditions will be produced in laboratory scale. For this purpose, support materials will be functionalized, active platinum transition metal catalyst will be synthesized and the electrolyte will be immobilized in the active layer. The lifetime of the fabricated MEA will be determined by means of accelerated stress tests and further optimized. To support these activities, a translation of the measured results in a scalable simulation methodology will be done, to simulate the operation of an HT-PEMFC under steady state and transient operating conditions, resulting in an optimized HT-PEM stack.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/03/1531/05/18

Keywords

  • 203030 Fuel cell technology

Research Output

Functionalized catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in High Temperature PEM Fuel Cells

Kocher, K., Bender, C. E. A. & Hacker, V., 23 Aug 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Functionalized platinum catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in HT-PEFCs

Kocher, K., Bender, C. E. A. & Hacker, V., 23 Aug 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearch

Membrane Electrode Assembly development for High Temperature Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell

Hacker, V., Kocher, K., Bender, C. E. A., Cermenek, B. & Schenk, A., 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearch