2019 Annual Progress Report
Fuel Cell R&D
This section of the 2019 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
- Tailored High-Performance Low-Platinum-Group-Metal Alloy Cathode Catalysts, Vojislav Stamenkovic, Argonne National Laboratory
- Platinum Monolayer Electrocatalysts, Jia Wang, Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Highly Active, Durable, and Ultra-Low-Platinum-Group-Metal Nanostructured Thin Film Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts and Supports, Andrew Steinbach, 3M Company
- Highly Accessible Catalysts for Durable High-Power Performance, Anusorn Kongkanand, General Motors
- Corrosion-Resistant Non-Carbon Electrocatalyst Supports for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells, Vijay Ramani, Washington University in St. Louis
- Advanced Electrocatalysts Through Crystallographic Enhancement, Jacob Spendelow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Vapor Deposition Process for Engineering of Dispersed Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Oxygen Reduction Reaction Pt/NbOx/C Catalysts, Jim Waldecker, Ford Motor Company
- FY18 SBIR Phase II Release 1: Multi-Functional Catalyst Support, Minette Ocampo, pH Matter LLC
- Developing Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acid: Beyond the Single Metal Site, Qingying Jia, Northeastern University
- Mesoporous Carbon-Based Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Catalyst Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Jian Xie, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
- Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Nanofiber Cathodes, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University
- Active and Durable Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Cathodic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Application, Alexey Serov, Pajarito Powder
- High-Performance Non-Platinum-Group-Metal Transition Metal Oxide Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalysts of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Timothy Davenport, United Technologies Research Center
- Lab Call FY19: Accessible Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Catalysts and Electrodes: ElectroCat, Jacob Spendelow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Lab Call FY19: Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Electrode Structures with Encased Catalysts to Eliminate Ionomer Adsorption on Catalytic Sites, Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
- ElectroCat (Electrocatalysis Consortium), Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
- ElectroCat: Durable Mn-Based Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
- ElectroCat: Advanced Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Cathode Engineering for High Power Density and Durability, Shawn Litster, Carnegie Mellon University
- 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
- ElectroCat: Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Engineered Framework Nano-Structure Catalyst, Prabhu Ganesan, Greenway Energy, LLC
- Advanced Materials for Fully Integrated Membrane Electrode Assemblies in Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Advanced Ionomers and Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- 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
- FY17 SBIR II Release 1: Novel Hydrocarbon Ionomers for Durable Polymer Electrolyte Membranes, William Harrison, NanoSonic, Inc.
- Lab Call FY18 (Membrane): Spirocyclic Anion Exchange Membranes for Improved Performance and Durability, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Lab Call FY18 (Membrane): Stable Alkaline Membrane Based on Proazaphosphatranes Organic Super Base, Gao Liu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Lab Call FY18 (Membrane): High Performing and Durable Pyrophosphate-Based Composite Membranes for Intermediate-Temperature Fuel Cells, Cortney Kreller, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Membrane Working Group, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Cyclic Olefin Copolymer-Based Alkaline Exchange Polymers and Reinforced Membranes, Chulsung Bae, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Advanced Anion Exchange Membranes with Tunable Water Transport for Platinum-Group-Metal-Free Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Michael Hickner, Pennsylvania State University
- Polymerized Ionic Liquid Block Copolymer/Ionic Liquid Composite Ionomers for High Current Density Performance, Joshua Snyder, Drexel University
- Composite Polymer Electrolyte Membranes from Electrospun Crosslinkable Poly(Phenylene Sulfonic Acid)s, Ryszard Wycisk, Vanderbilt University
- Novel Non-Perfluorosulfonic Acid Proton Exchange Membrane for Fuel Cell Application, Taoli Gu, Xergy Inc.
- Molten Hydroxide Dual-Phase Membranes for Intermediate Temperature Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Patrick Campbell, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Lab Call FY19: Electrode Ionomers for High Temperature Fuel Cells, Michael Hibbs, Sandia National Laboratories
Fuel Cell Performance and Durability
- FC-PAD: Fuel Cell Performance and Durability Consortium, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Novel Ionomers and Electrode Structures for Improved Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Electrode Performance at Low Platinum-Group-Metal Loadings, Andrew Haug, 3M Company
- Durable High-Power Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Low Platinum Loading, Swami Kumaraguru, General Motors
- High-Performance Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Electrode Structures, Mike Perry, United Technologies Research Center
- Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Ultra-Low-Platinum Nanofiber Electrodes, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University
MEAs, Cells, and Other Stack Components
- Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low-Cost Manufacturing, Conghua "CH" Wang, TreadStone Technologies, Inc.
- FY18 SBIR IIB: Ionomer Dispersion Impact on Advanced Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Performance and Durability, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
- Facilitated Direct Liquid Fuel Cells with High-Temperature Membrane Electrode Assemblies, Emory DeCastro, Advent Technologies, Inc.
- Lab Call FY18 (Reversible Fuel Cell): Microstructured Electrodes and Diffusion Layers for Enhanced Transport in Reversible Fuel Cells, Jacob Spendelow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Lab Call FY18 (Reversible Fuel Cell): Bipolar Membrane Development to Enable Regenerative Fuel Cells, Todd Deutsch, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Lab Call FY18 (Reversible Fuel Cell): Technology-Enabling Materials, Cell Design for Reversible Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Nemanja Danilovic, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Novel Bifunctional Electrocatalysts, Supports, and Membranes for High Performing and Durable Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells, Nemanja Danilovic, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- Efficient Reversible Operation and Stability of Novel Solid Oxide Cells, Scott Barnett, Northwestern University
- High-Efficiency Reversible Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
- Durable, High-Performance Unitized Reversible Fuel Cells Based on Proton Conductors, Meilin Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Stationary Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Using Pure Methanol, Xianglin Li, University of Kansas
- Lab Call FY19: Low-Cost Gas Diffusion Layer Materials and Treatments for Durable High-Performance Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory
- Lab Call FY19: Solid Phase Processing for Reduced Cost and Improved Efficiency of Bipolar Plates, Chris Smith, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Testing and Technical Assessment
- Performance and Durability 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
- Fuel Cell Systems Analysis, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.