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2015 Annual Progress Report

V. Fuel Cells

This section of the 2015 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. Catalysts and Electrodes

  1. Extended, Continuous Pt Nanostructures in Thick, Dispersed Electrodes, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Nanosegregated Cathode Alloy Catalysts with Ultra-Low Platinum Loading, Vojislav Stamenkovic, Argonne National Laboratory
  3. Contiguous Platinum Monolayer Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts on High-Stability, Low-Cost Supports, Radoslav Adzic, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  4. Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed-Conducting Corrosion Resistant Oxide Supports, Vijay Ramani, Illinois Institute of Technology
  5. Development of Novel Non-PGM Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Applications, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University
  6. Development of Ultra-Low Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells, Branko Popov, University of South Carolina
  7. Non-Precious Metal Fuel Cell Cathodes: Catalyst Development and Electrode Structure Design, Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  8. High-Throughput Synthesis, ORR Activity Modeling, and Testing of non-PGM PEMFC Cathode Catalysts, Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
  9. Non-Platinum Group Metal OER/ORR Catalysts for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers, Nemanja Danilovic, Proton Energy Systems
  10. Non-Precious Metal Bi-Functional Catalysts, Paul Matter, pH Matter, LLC
  11. Novel Non-PGM Catalysts from Rationally Designed 3-D Precursors, D.J. Liu, Argonne National Laboratory
  12. PGM -Free Catalysts for PEMFC, Hector Colon-Mercado, Savannah River National Laboratory
  13. High-Performance and Durable Low-PGM Cathode Catalysts, Yong Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  14. Magnetic Annealing of Pt-Alloy Nanostructured Thin Film Catalysts for Enhanced Activity, David Cullen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  15. Engineered Low-Pt Catalyst Layers, Mahlon Wilson, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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B. Membranes/Electrolytes

  1. New Fuel Cell Membranes with Improved Durability and Performance, Michael Yandrasits, 3M Company
  2. Advanced Hybrid Membranes for Next Generation PEMFC Automotive Applications, Andrew Herring, Colorado School of Mines
  3. Smart Matrix Development for Direct Carbonate Fuel Cell, Chao-yi Yuh, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  4. High-Conductivity Durable Anion Conducting Membranes, Tom Zawodzinski, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  5. Advanced Hydroxide Conducting Membranes, Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  6. DOE's High Acid Content Diels-Alder Poly(Phenylene)s for High-Temperature and Low-Humidity Applications, Cy Fujimoto, Sandia National Laboratories

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C. MEAs, Cells, and Other Stack Components

  1. High Performance, Durable, Low Cost Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Transportation Applications, Andrew Steinbach, 3M Company
  2. Rationally Designed Catalyst Layers for PEMFC Performance Optimization, Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
  3. Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low-Cost Manufacturing, C.H. Wang, TreadStone Technologies, Inc.
  4. Advanced Ionomers and MEAs for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. Affordable, High-Performance, Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Bryan Blackburn, Redox Fuel Cells, Inc.
  6. Ionomer Dispersion Impact on Advanced Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Performance and Durability, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  7. Semi-Automated MEA Fabrication with Ultra-Low Total PGM Loadings, Stoyan Bliznakov, Brookhaven National Laboratory

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D. Balance of Plant Components

  1. Roots Air Management System with Integrated Expander, Dale Stretch, Eaton Corporation

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E. System, Stack, and Component Operation and Performance

  1. Durability Improvements through Degradation Mechanism Studies, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. Fuel-Cell Fundamentals at Low and Subzero Temperatures, Adam Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  3. Effect of System Contaminants on PEMFC Performance and Durability, Huyen Dinh, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  4. The Effect of Airborne Contaminants on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability, Jean St-Pierre, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  5. Open Source FCPEM-Performance and Durability Model: Consideration of Membrane Properties on Cathode Degradation, Shanna Knights, Ballard Power Systems

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F. Testing and Technical Assessment

  1. Optimal Stationary Fuel Cell Integration and Control, Genevieve Saur, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Performance and Durability of Advanced Automotive Fuel Cell Stacks and Systems, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  3. Fuel Cell Vehicle and Bus Cost Analysis, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  4. Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials, Karren More, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  5. Neutron Imaging Study of the Water Transport in Operating Fuel Cells, Muhammad Arif, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  6. Stationary and Emerging Market Fuel Cell System Cost Analysis--Primary Power and Combined Heat and Power Applications, Vincent Contini, Battelle
  7. 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
  8. Fuel Cell Technology Status – Degradation, Jennifer Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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