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2020 Annual Merit Review: Progress Updates

Fuel Cell R&D

View Fuel Cell R&D presentations prepared for the 2020 Annual Merit Review.

Fuel Cell Performance and Durability

  1. FC-PAD: Fuel Cell Performance and Durability Consortium, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Adam Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  2. Durable High-Power Membrane Electrode Assembly with Low Platinum Loading, Swami Kumaraguru, General Motors
  3. High Performance PEFC Electrode Structures, Rob Darling, United Technologies Research Center
  4. Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies with Ultra-Low Pt Nanofiber Electrodes, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University
  5. Durable Fuel Cell MEA through Immobilization of Catalyst Particle and Membrane Chemical Stabilizer, Nagappan Ramaswamy, General Motors LLC
  6. Durable MEAs for Heavy-Duty Fuel Cell Electric Trucks, Vivek Murthi, Nikola Motor Company
  7. Durable High Power Density Fuel Cell Cathodes for Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Shawn Litster, Carnegie Mellon University

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Catalysts and Electrodes

  1. Highly Accessible Catalysts for Durable High-Power Performance, Anusorn Kongkanand, General Motors
  2. Corrosion-Resistant Non-Carbon Electrocatalyst Supports for PEFCs, Vijay Ramani, Washington University
  3. Advanced Electrocatalysts through Crystallographic Enhancement, Jacob Spendelow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  4. Vapor Deposition Process for Engineering of Dispersed PEMFC ORR Pt/NbOx/C Catalysts, Jim Waldecker, Ford Motor Co.
  5. FY18 SBIR Phase II Release 1: Multi-Functional Catalyst Support, Minette Ocampo, pH Matter, LLC
  6. Highly Efficient and Durable Cathode Catalyst with Ultralow Pt Loading through Synergetic Pt/PGM-Free Catalytic Interaction, Di-Jia Liu, Argonne National Laboratory
  7. PEFC Electrode Structures with Encased Catalysts to Eliminate Ionomer Adsorption on Catalytic Sites, Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
  8. FY19 SBIR II: Novel Fluorinated Ionomer for PEM Fuel Cells, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.

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ElectroCat Consortium

  1. ElectroCat (Electrocatalysis Consortium), Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory, and Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. ElectroCat: Durable Mn-Based PGM-Free Catalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  3. ElectroCat: Advanced PGM-Free Cathode Engineering for High Power Density and Durability, Shawn Litster, Carnegie Mellon University
  4. ElectroCat: Highly Active and Durable PGM-Free ORR Electrocatalysts through the Synergy of Active Sites, Yuyan Shao, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  5. Developing Platinum Group Metal-Free Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Acid: Beyond the Single Metal Site, Qingying Jia, Northeastern University
  6. Mesoporous Carbon-Based PGM-Free Catalyst Cathodes, Jian Xie, Indiana University Purdue University
  7. Fuel Cell Membrane Electrode Assemblies with PGM-Free Nanofiber Cathodes, Peter Pintauro, Vanderbilt University
  8. Active and Durable PGM-Free Cathodic Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Application, Alexey Serov, Pajarito Powder
  9. High Performance Non-PGM Transition Metal Oxide ORR Catalysts of PEMFCs, Timothy Davenport, United Technologies Research Center
  10. ElectroCat: Accessible PGM-Free Catalysts and Electrodes, Jacob Spendelow, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Testing and Technical Assessments

  1. Fuel Cell System Modeling and Analysis, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Fuel Cell Systems Analysis, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  3. Fuel Cell System Optimization for Rail and Maritime Applications, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  4. Reversible Fuel Cell Cost Analysis, Max Wei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Electrolytes/Membranes

  1. Spirocyclic Anion Exchange Membranes for Improved Performance and Durability, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. High Performing and Durable Pyrophosphate Based Composite Membranes for Intermediate Temperature Fuel Cells, Cortney Kreller, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  3. Membrane Working Group, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  4. Cyclic Olefin Copolymer-Based Alkaline Exchange Polymers and Reinforced Membranes, Chulsung Bae, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  5. Advanced AEMs with Tunable Water Transport for PGM-Free AEMFCs, Michael Hickner, Pennsylvania State University
  6. PILBCP-IL Composite Ionomers for High Current Density Performance, Joshua Snyder, Drexel University
  7. Composite PEMs from Electrospun Crosslinkable Poly(Phenylene Sulfonic Acid)s, Ryszard Wycisk, Vanderbilt University
  8. Molten Hydroxide Dual-Phase Membranes for Intermediate Temperature Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Patrick Campbell, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  9. Electrode Ionomers for High Temperature Fuel Cells, Michael Hibbs, Sandia National Laboratories

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MEAs, Cells, and Other Stack Components

  1. Novel Structured Metal Bipolar Plates for Low Cost Manufacturing, C.H. Wang, TreadStone Technologies, Inc.
  2. FY18 SBIR IIB: Ionomer Dispersion Impact on PEM Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Durability, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  3. Microstructured Electrodes and Diffusion Layers for Enhanced Transport in Reversible Fuel Cells, Jacob Spendelow, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  4. Bipolar Membrane Development to Enable Regenerative Fuel Cells, Todd Deutsch, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. Novel Bifunctional Electrocatalysts, Supports, and Membranes for High Performing and Durable Unitized Regenerative Fuel Cells, Nem Danilovic, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  6. Efficient Reversible Operation and Stability of Novel Solid Oxide Cells, Scott Barnett, Northwestern University
  7. High-Efficiency Reversible Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  8. Durable, High-Performance Unitized Reversible Fuel Cells Based on Proton Conductors, Meilin Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology
  9. Stationary Direct Methanol Fuel Cells Using Pure Methanol, Dr. Xianglin Li, University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.
  10. Low Cost Gas Diffusion Layer Materials and Treatments for Durable High Performance PEM Fuel Cells, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  11. Solid Phase Processing for Reduced Cost and Improved Efficiency of Bipolar Plates, Ken Ross, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  12. Reversible Fuel Cell Stacks with Integrated Water Management, Corky Mittelsteadt, Giner, Inc.
  13. FY19 SBIR II: Controlled Porosity and Surface Coatings for Advanced Gas Diffusion Layers, Christopher Lang, Physical Sciences, Inc.

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System Integration

  1. High Efficiency Reversible Solid Oxide System, Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  2. A Novel Stack Approach to Enable High Round Trip Efficiencies in Unitized PEM Regenerative Fuel Cells, Katherine Ayers, Proton Energy Systems

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