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2012 Annual Merit Review Proceedings

Fuel Cells

These presentations and posters from the Fuel Cells session at the Annual Merit Review in May 2012 are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

Overview of Fuel Cells, Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos, DOE

Fuel Cells Presentations

  1. Catalysts
  2. Degradation Studies
  3. Analysis/Characterization
  4. Transport Studies
  5. Stationary Power
  6. Membranes
  7. Portable Power
  8. Impurities
  9. Balance of Plant

A. Catalysts

  1. Advanced Cathode Catalysts and Supports for PEM Fuel Cells, Mark Debe, 3M
  2. Durable Catalysts for Fuel Cell Protection During Transient Conditions, Radoslav Atanasoski, 3M
  3. Extended, Continuous Pt Nanostructures in Thick, Dispersed Electrodes, Bryan Pivovar, NREL
  4. Nanosegregated Cathode Catalysts with Ultra-Low Platinum Loading, Nenad Markovic, ANL
  5. Contiguous Platinum Monolayer Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts on High-Stability-Low-Cost Supports, Radoslav Adzic, BNL
  6. The Science and Engineering of Durable Ultralow PGM Catalysts, Fernando Garzon, LANL
  7. Engineered Nano-Scale Ceramic Supports for PEM Fuel Cells, Eric Brosha, LANL
  8. WO3 and HPA Based Systems for Durable Pt Catalysts in PEMFC Cathodes, John Turner, NREL
  9. Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed-Conducting Corrosion Resistant Oxide Supports, Vijay Ramani, IIT
  10. Development of Novel Non Pt Group Metal Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Applications, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University
  11. High-Activity Dealloyed Catalysts, Fred Wagner, GM
  12. Development of Ultra-Low Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalyst for PEM Fuel Cells, Branko Popov, University of South Carolina

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B. Degradation Studies

  1. Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Lifetime Limitations: The Role of Electrocatalyst Degradation, Deborah Myers, ANL
  2. Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies, Rod Borup, LANL
  3. Durability of Low Pt Fuel Cells Operating at High Power Density, Scott Blanchet, Nuvera Fuel Cells
  4. Accelerated Testing Validation, Rangachary Mukundan, LANL
  5. Development of Micro-Structural Mitigation Strategies for PEM Fuel Cells: Morphological Simulations and Experimental Approaches, Silvia Wessel, Ballard
  6. Analysis of Durability of MEAs in Automotive PEMFC Applications, Randy Perry, Dupont

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C. Analysis/Characterization

  1. Fuel Cells Systems Analysis, Rajesh Ahluwalia, ANL
  2. Fuel Cell Transportation Cost Analysis, Preliminary Results, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  3. Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials, Karren More, ORNL
  4. Neutron Imaging Study of the Water Transport in Operating Fuel Cells, Muhammad Arif, NIST
  5. Fuel Cell Technology Status - Voltage Degradation, Jennifer Kurtz, NREL
  6. Enlarging Potential National Penetration for Stationary Fuel Cells Through System Design Optimization, Chris Ainscough, NREL
  7. Stationary and Emerging Market Fuel Cell System Cost Analysis, Kathya Mahadevan, Battelle
  8. A Total Cost of Ownership Model for Design and Manufacturing Optimization of Fuel Cells in Stationary and Emerging Market Applications, Max Wei, LBNL

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D. Transport Studies

  1. Fuel-Cell Fundamentals at Low and Subzero Temperatures, Adam Weber, LBNL
  2. Transport Studies Enabling Efficiency Optimization of Cost-Competitive Fuel Cell Stacks, Amedeo Conti, Nuvera Fuel Cells
  3. Transport in PEMFC Stacks, Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  4. Investigation of Micro- and Macro-Scale Transport Processes for Improved Fuel Cell Performance, Jon Owejan, GM

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E. Stationary Power

  1. Development of a Low Cost 3-10kW Tubular SOFC Power System, Norman Bessette, Acumentrics Corporation
  2. Advanced Materials for RSOFC Dual Operation with Low Degradation, Randy Petri, Versa Power
  3. Power Generation from an Integrated Biomass Reformer and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SBIR Phase III), Patricia Irving, InnovaTek

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F. 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 Membranes, Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC
  3. NanoCapillary Network Proton Conducting Membranes for High Temperature Hydrogen/Air Fuel Cells, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University
  4. Novel Approaches to Immobilized Heteropoly Acid (HPA) Systems for High Temperature, Low Relative Humidity Polymer-Type Membranes, Andrew Herring, Colorado School of Mines
  5. High Temperature Membrane with Humidification-Independent Cluster Structure, Ludwig Lipp, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  6. Corrugated Membrane Fuel Cell Structures, Stephen Grot, Ion Power

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G. Portable Power

  1. Novel Approach to Advanced Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Anode Catalysts, Huyen Dinh, NREL
  2. Novel Materials for High Efficiency Direct Methanol Fuel Cells, David Mountz, Arkema
  3. New MEA Materials for Improved DMFC Performance, Durability, and Cost, Jim Fletcher, University of North Florida
  4. Advanced Materials and Concepts for Portable Power Fuel Cells, Piotr Zelenay, LANL

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H. Impurities

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

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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
  2. Fuel Cell Coolant Optimization and Scale-up (plus work under SBIR III project), Satish Mohapatra, Dynalene

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Fuel Cells Posters

  1. Catalysts
  2. Degradation Studies
  3. Transport Studies
  4. Stationary Power
  5. Membranes
  6. Analysis/Characterization
  7. Cross-Cutting
  8. Balance of Plant

A. Catalysts

  1. Highly Dispersed Alloy Catalyst for Durability, Lesia Protsailo, UTC Power
  2. Molecular-Scale, Three-Dimensional Non-Platinum Group Metal Electrodes for Catalysis of Fuel Cell Reactions, John Kerr, LBNL
  3. High Aspect Ratio Nano-Structured Pt-based PEM Fuel Cell Catalysts, Brian Larsen, NREL

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B. Degradation Studies

  1. Improved Accelerated Stress Tests Based on FCV Data, Timothy Patterson, UTC Power

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C. Transport Studies

  1. Air Cooled Stack Freeze Tolerance, Dave Hancock, Plug Power, Inc.
  2. Development and Validation of a Two-Phase, Three-Dimensional Model for PEM Fuel Cells, Ken Chen, SNL
  3. Water Transport in PEM Fuel Cells: Advanced Modeling, Material Selection, Testing, and Design Optimization, Vernon Cole, CFD Research Corp.

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D. Stationary Power

  1. Development and Demonstration of a New Generation High Efficiency 10kW Stationary PEM Fuel Cell System, Durai Swamy, Intelligent Energy
  2. PEM Stationary Power Plant, Tom Skiba, UTC Power

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E. Membranes

  1. Resonance-Stabilized Anion Exchange Polymer Electrolytes, Yu Seung Kim, LANL

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F. Analysis/Characterization

  1. The Fuel Cell Testing at the Argonne Fuel Cell Test Facility, Ira Bloom, ANL
  2. Technical Assistance to Developers, Tommy Rockward, LANL

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G. Cross-Cutting

  1. Development of Kilowatt-Scale Coal Fuel Cell Technology, Steven Chuang, University of Akron
  2. Extended Durability Testing of an External Fuel Processor for SOFC, Mark Perna, Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US) Inc.
  3. Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Reliability Testbed, Susan Shearer, Stark State College
  4. Biomass Fuel Cell Systems, Neal Sullivan, Colorado School of Mines
  5. 21st Century Renewable Fuels, Energy, and Materials Initiative, Joel Berry, Kettering University
  6. Improving Fuel Cell Durability and Reliability, Prabhakar Singh, University of Connecticut Global Fuel Cell Center

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H. Balance of Plant

  1. New High Performance Water Vapor Membranes To Improve Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Efficiency and Lower Costs, Earl Wagener, Tetramer Technologies, LLC

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To locate posters and presentations from other meeting sessions, go to the main page of the 2012 Annual Merit Review Proceedings.