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2012 Annual Progress Report

V. Fuel Cells

This section of the 2012 Annual Progress Report for the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program focuses on fuel cells.

Fuel Cells Sub-Program Overview, Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos, U.S. Department of Energy

A. Analysis/Characterization

  1. Analysis of Laboratory Fuel Cell Technology Status – Voltage Degradation, Jennifer Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Mass-Production Cost Estimation for Automotive Fuel Cell Systems, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  3. Stationary Fuel Cell System Cost Analysis, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  4. Performance of Automotive Fuel Cell Systems with Low-Pt Nanostructured Thin Film Catalysts at High Power Densities, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  5. Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials, Karren More, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  6. Neutron Imaging Study of the Water Transport in Operating Fuel Cells, Muhammad Arif, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  7. Technical Assistance to Developers, Tommy Rockward, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  8. Enlarging the Potential Market for Stationary Fuel Cells Through System Design Optimization, Chris Ainscough, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  9. Stationary and Emerging Market Fuel Cell System Cost Analysis, Kathya Mahadevan, Battelle
  10. A Total Cost of Ownership Model for Design and Manufacturing Optimization of Fuel Cells in Stationary and Emerging Market Applications, Max Wei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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B. Impurities

  1. Effect of System Contaminants on PEMFC Performance and Durability, Huyen Dinh, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. The Effect of Airborne Contaminants on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability, Jean St-Pierre, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

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C. Membranes

  1. Lead Research and Development Activity for DOE's High Temperature, Low Relative Humidity Membrane Program, James Fenton, University of Central Florida
  2. Dimensionally Stable High Performance Membrane (SBIR Phase III), Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  3. High-Temperature Membrane with Humidification-Independent Cluster Structure, Ludwig Lipp, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  4. Corrugated Membrane Fuel Cell Structures, Stephen Grot, Ion Power Inc.

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D. Catalysts

  1. Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells, Mark Debe, 3M Company
  2. Highly Dispersed Alloy Catalyst for Durability, Vivek Murthi, UTC Power
  3. Durable Catalysts for Fuel Cell Protection during Transient Conditions, Radoslav Atanasoski, 3M Company
  4. Extended, Continuous Pt Nanostructures in Thick, Dispersed Electrodes, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. Nanosegregated Cathode Catalysts with Ultra-Low Platinum Loading, Nenad Markovic, Argonne National Laboratory
  6. Contiguous Platinum Monolayer Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts on High-Stability Low-Cost Supports, Radoslav Adzic, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  7. The Science and Engineering of Durable Ultralow PGM Catalysts, Fernando Garzon, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  8. Molecular-Scale, Three-Dimensional Non-Platinum Group Metal Electrodes for Catalysis of Fuel Cell Reactions, John Kerr, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  9. Tungsten Oxide and Heteropoly Acid Based System for Ultra-High Activity and Stability of Pt Catalysts in PEM Fuel Cell Cathodes, John Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  10. Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed-Conducting Corrosion Resistant Oxide Supports, Vijay Ramani, Illinois Institute of Technology
  11. Development of Novel Non-PGM Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Applications, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University
  12. High-Activity Dealloyed Catalysts, Fred Wagner, General Motors Company
  13. Development of Ultra-Low Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalyst for PEM Fuel Cells, Branko Popov, University of South Carolina
  14. High Aspect Ratio Nano-Structured Pt-Based PEM Fuel Cell Catalysts (EERE Post-Doc Fellowship), Brian Larsen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  15. Development of Alternative and Durable High Performance Cathode Supports for PEM Fuel Cells, Yong Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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E. Degradation Studies

  1. Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Lifetime Limitations: The Role of Electrocatalyst Degradation, Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Durability Improvements through Degradation Mechanism Studies, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  3. Durability of Low Platinum Fuel Cells Operating at High Power Density, Scott Blanchet, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc.
  4. Improved Accelerated Stress Tests Based on Fuel Cell Vehicle Data, Timothy Patterson, UTC Power
  5. Accelerated Testing Validation, Rangachary Mukundan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  6. Development of Micro-Structural Mitigation Strategies for PEM Fuel Cells: Morphological Simulations and Experimental Approaches, Silvia Wessel, Ballard Power Systems
  7. Analysis of Durability of MEAs in Automotive PEMFC Applications, Randy Perry, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

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F. Transport Studies

  1. Air-Cooled Stack Freeze Tolerance, Dave Hancock, Plug Power Inc.
  2. Fuel Cell Fundamentals at Low and Subzero Temperatures, Adam Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  3. Development and Validation of a Two-Phase, Three-Dimensional Model for PEM Fuel Cells, Ken Chen, Sandia National Laboratories
  4. Transport Studies Enabling Efficiency Optimization of Cost-Competitive Fuel Cell Stacks, Amedeo Conti, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc.
  5. Water Transport in PEM Fuel Cells: Advanced Modeling, Material Selection, Testing, and Design Optimization, Vernon Cole, CFD Research Corporation
  6. Transport in PEMFC Stacks, Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  7. Investigation of Micro- and Macro-Scale Transport Processes for Improved Fuel Cell Performance, Jon Owejan, General Motors Company

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G. Portable Power

  1. Novel Materials for High Efficiency Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, Chris Roger, Arkema Inc.
  2. New MEA Materials for Improved Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Performance, Durability, and Cost, Jim Fletcher, University of North Florida
  3. Advanced Materials and Concepts for Portable Power Fuel Cells, Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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H. Hardware

  1. Low-Cost PEM Fuel Cell Metal Bipolar Plates, Conghua Wang, TreadStone Technologies, Inc.

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I. Balance of Plant

  1. Materials and Modules for Low-Cost, High-Performance Fuel Cell Humidifiers, Will Johnson, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  2. Large Scale Testing, Demonstration and Commercialization of the Nanoparticle-Based Fuel Cell Coolant (SBIR Phase III), Satish Mohapatra, Dynalene Inc.
  3. New High Performance Water Vapor Membranes to Improve Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Efficiency and Lower Costs (SBIR Phase I), Earl Wagener, Tetramer Technologies, LLC

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J. Distributed Energy

  1. Development and Demonstration of a New-Generation High Efficiency 10-kW Stationary Fuel Cell System, Kevin Tock, Intelligent Energy
  2. Development of a Low-Cost 3-10 kW Tubular SOFC Power System, Norman Bessette, Acumentrics Corporation
  3. Advanced Materials for Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (RSOFC), Dual-Mode Operation with Low Degradation, Randy Petri, Versa Power Systems
  4. Power Generation from an Integrated Biomass Reformer and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SBIR Phase III), Quentin Ming, InnovaTek
  5. Research and Development for Off-Road Fuel Cell Applications, Mike Hicks, IdaTech, LLC
  6. 150 kW PEM Stationary Power Plant Operating on Natural Gas, Shriram Ramanathan, UTC Power

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K. Cross-Cutting

  1. Development of Kilowatt-Scale Coal Fuel Cell Technology, Steven Chuang, University of Akron
  2. Alternative Fuel Cell Membranes for Energy Independence, Robson Storey, University of Southern Mississippi
  3. Biomass Fuel Cell Systems, Neal Sullivan, Colorado School of Mines
  4. Improving Reliability and Durability of Efficient and Clean Energy Systems, Prabhakar Singh, University of Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center

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