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2017 Annual Progress Report

V. Fuel Cells

This section of the 2017 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. ElectroCat (Electrocatalysis Consortium), Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. Development of PGM-Free Catalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Media, Alexey Serov, University of New Mexico
  3. Innovative Non-PGM Catalysts for High-Temperature PEMFCs, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University
  4. Tailored High-Performance Low-PGM Alloy Cathode Catalysts, Vojislav Stamenkovic, Argonne National Laboratory
  5. Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts, Radoslav Adzic, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  6. Extended Surface Electrocatalyst Development, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  7. Highly Active, Durable, and Ultra-Low PGM NSTF Thin Film ORR Catalysts and Supports, Andrew Steinbach, 3M Company
  8. Highly Accessible Catalysts for Durable High-Power Performance, Anusorn Kongkanand, General Motors
  9. Corrosion-Resistant Non-Carbon Electrocatalyst Supports for PEFCs, Vijay Ramani, Washington University in St. Louis
  10. Regenerative Fuel Cell System (SBIR Phase II), Paul Matter, pH Matter LLC
  11. Development of Corrosion Resistant Carbon (CRC) Support for Ultra-Low Platinum Group Metal (PGM) Catalysts (SBIR Phase I), Prabhu Ganesan, Greenway Energy LLC
  12. Mesoporous Non-Carbon Catalyst Supports of PEMFC (SBIR I), Jacob Coppage-Gross, CertainTech Inc.
  13. Development of Durable Active Supports for Low Platinum Group Metal Catalysts (SBIR I), Barr Zulevi, Pajarito Powder, LLC
  14. Multi-Functional Catalyst Support (SBIR I), Minette Ocampo, pH Matter LLC
  15. Highly Robust Low Platinum Group Metal MEAs Based upon Composite Supports (SBIR I), Arrelaine Dameron, Forge Nano
  16. Advanced Electrocatalysts through Crystallographic Enhancement, Jacob Spendelow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  17. Vapor Deposition Process for Engineering of Dispersed PEMFC ORR Pt/NbOx/C Catalysts, James Waldecker, Ford Motor Company

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B. Fuel Cell Performance and Durability

  1. FC-PAD: Fuel Cell Performance and Durability Consortium, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. FC-PAD: Components and Characterization, Karren More, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  3. FC-PAD: Electrode Layers and Optimization, Adam Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  4. Novel Ionomers and Electrode Structures for Improved PEMFC Electrode Performance at Low PGM Loadings, Andrew Haug, 3M Company
  5. Durable High-Power Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Low Pt Loading, Swami Kumaraguru, General Motors
  6. High-Performance Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Electrode Structures, Mike Perry, United Technologies Research Center
  7. Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Ultra-Low Pt Nanofiber Electrodes, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University

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C. 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. Ionomer Dispersion Impact on Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Performance and Durability (SBIR Phase II TTO), Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  5. Highly Stable Anion-Exchange Membranes for High-Voltage Redox-Flow Batteries, Yushan Yan, University of Delaware
  6. Advanced Materials for Fully Integrated MEAs in AEMFCs, Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  7. Advanced Ionomers and MEAs for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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D. MEAs, Cells, and Other Stack Components

  1. Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low-Cost Manufacturing, CH Wang, TreadStone Technologies, Inc.
  2. Facilitated Direct Liquid Fuel Cells with High-Temperature Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Emory De Castro, Advent Technologies Inc.
  3. Advanced Catalysts and Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEAs) for Reversible Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.

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E. Testing and Technical Assessment

  1. Neutron Imaging Study of the Water Transport in Operating Fuel Cells, David Jacobson, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  2. Technical Assistance to Developers, Tommy Rockward, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  3. Fuel Cell Technology Status: Degradation, Jennifer Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  4. Performance and Durability of Advanced Automotive Fuel Cell Stacks and Systems with Dispersed Alloy Cathode Catalyst in Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  5. Fuel Cell Vehicle Cost Analysis, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

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