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2018 Annual Progress Report

Fuel Cell R&D

This section of the 2018 Annual Progress Report for the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program focuses on fuel cell research and development (R&D).

Fuel Cell R&D Subprogram Overview, U.S. Department of Energy

Catalysts and Electrodes

  1. Tailored High-Performance Low-Platinum-Group-Metal Alloy Cathode Catalysts, Vojislav Stamenkovic, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts, Jia Wang, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  3. Extended Surface Electrocatalyst Development, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  4. Highly Active, Durable, and Ultra-Low-Platinum-Group-Metal Nanostructured Thin Film Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts and Supports, Andrew Steinbach, 3M Company
  5. Highly Accessible Catalysts for Durable High-Power Performance, Anusorn Kongkanand, General Motors
  6. Corrosion-Resistant Non-Carbon Electrocatalyst Supports for Proton Exchange Fuel Cells, Vijay Ramani, Washington University in St. Louis
  7. ElectroCat (Electrocatalysis Consortium), Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
  8. Advanced Electrocatalysts Through Crystallographic Enhancement, Jacob Spendelow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  9. Vapor Deposition Process for Engineering of Dispersed Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Oxygen Reduction Reaction Pt/NbOx/C Catalysts, James Waldecker, Ford Motor Company
  10. ElectroCat: Durable Mn-Based Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  11. ElectroCat: Advanced Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Cathode Engineering for High Power Density and Durability, Shawn Litster, Carnegie Mellon University
  12. ElectroCat: Highly Active and Durable Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalysts Through the Synergy of Active Sites, Yuyan Shao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  13. ElectroCat: Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Engineered Framework Nano-Structure Catalyst, Prabhu Ganesan, Greenway Energy, LLC
  14. Highly Efficient and Durable Cathode Catalyst with Ultralow Platinum Loading Through Synergetic Platinum/Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Catalytic Interaction, Di-Jia Liu, Argonne National Laboratory

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Electrolytes and Membranes

  1. FY15 SBIR II Release 2: Ionomer Dispersion Impact on Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Performance and Durability, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  2. Advanced Materials for Fully Integrated Membrane Electrode Assemblies in Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  3. Advanced Ionomers and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  4. Polymer-Based Fuel Cells that Operate from 80°C to 220°C, Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  5. FY17 SBIR II Release 1: Novel Hydrocarbon Ionomers for Durable Polymer Electrolyte Membranes, William Harrison, NanoSonic, Inc.

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Fuel Cell Performance and Durability

  1. FC-PAD: Fuel Cell Performance and Durability Consortium, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. Novel Ionomers and Electrode Structures for Improved Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Electrode Performance at Low Platinum-Group-Metal Loadings, Andrew Haug, 3M Company
  3. Durable High-Power Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Low Platinum Loading, Swami Kumaraguru, General Motors
  4. High-Performance Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Electrode Structures, Mike Perry, United Technologies Research Center
  5. Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Ultra-Low-Platinum Nanofiber Electrodes, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University

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MEAs, Cells, and Other Stack Components

  1. Facilitated Direct Liquid Fuel Cells with High-Temperature Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Emory De Castro, Advent Technologies, Inc.
  2. Advanced Catalysts and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Reversible Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  3. FY16 SBIR II Release 1: Regenerative Fuel Cell System, Paul Matter, pH Matter, LLC

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Testing and Technical Assessment

  1. Performance of Advanced Automotive Fuel Cell Stacks and Systems with State-of-the-Art d-PtCo/C Cathode Catalyst in Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Fuel Cell Systems Analysis, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

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