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2014 Annual Progress Report

V. Fuel Cells

This section of the 2014 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. Durable Catalysts for Fuel Cell Protection During Transient Conditions, Radoslav Atanasoski, 3M Company
  2. Extended, Continuous Pt Nanostructures in Thick, Dispersed Electrodes, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  3. Nanosegregated Cathode Catalysts With Ultra-Low Platinum Loading, Nenad Markovic, Argonne National Laboratory
  4. Contiguous Platinum Monolayer Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts on High-Stability Low-Cost Supports, Radoslav Adzic, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  5. The Science and Engineering of Durable Ultra-Low PGM Catalysts, Fernando Garzon, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  6. Tungsten Oxide and Heteropoly Acid-Based System for Ultra-High Activity and Stability of Pt Catalysts in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Cathodes, John Turner, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  7. Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed-Conducting Corrosion-Resistant Oxide Supports, Vijay Ramani, Illinois Institute of Technology
  8. Development of Novel Non-PGM Electrocatalysts for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Applications, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University
  9. High-Activity Dealloyed Catalysts, Anusorn Kongkanand, General Motors Company
  10. Development of Ultra-Low Platinum Alloy Cathode Catalysts for PEM Fuel Cells, Branko Popov, University of South Carolina
  11. Non-Precious Metal Fuel Cell Cathodes: Catalyst Development and Electrode Structure Design, Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  12. Non-PGM Cathode Catalysts Using ZIF-Based Precursors With Nanonetwork Architecture, Di-Jia Liu, Argonne National Laboratory

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B. Stack and Component Operation and Performance

  1. Durability Improvements Through Degradation Mechanism Studies, Rod Borup, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. Accelerated Testing Validation, Rangachary Mukundan, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  3. Fuel Cell Fundamentals at Low and Subzero Temperatures, Adam Weber, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  4. Effect of System Contaminants on PEMFC Performance and Durability, Huyen Dinh, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. Open-Source PEMFC-Performance and Durability Model Consideration of Membrane Properties on Cathode Degradation, David Harvey, Ballard Power Systems
  6. Transport in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner, Inc.
  7. The Effect of Airborne Contaminants on Fuel Cell Performance and Durability, Jean St-Pierre, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  8. Investigation of Micro- and Macro-Scale Transport Processes for Improved Fuel Cell Performance, Wenbin Gu, General Motors Company

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C. Testing and Technical Assessment

  1. Performance of Advanced Automotive Fuel Cell Systems with Heat Rejection Constraints, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Fuel Cell Transportation Cost Analysis, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.
  3. Characterization of Fuel Cell Materials, Karren More, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  4. Neutron Imaging Study of the Water Transport in Operating Fuel Cells, Muhammad Arif, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  5. Fuel Cell Technology Status-Cost and Price Status, Jennifer Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  6. Enlarging the Potential Market for Stationary Fuel Cells Through System Design Optimization, Genevieve Saur, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  7. Stationary and Emerging Market Fuel Cell System Cost Analysis-Material Handling Equipment, Vince Contini, Battelle
  8. A Total Cost of Ownership Model for PEM Fuel Cells in Combined Heat and Power and Backup Power Applications, Max Wei, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  9. Best Practices and Benchmark Activities for ORR Measurements by the Rotating Disk Electrode Technique, Shyam Kocha, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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D. MEAs, Cells, and Other Stack Components

  1. Advanced Materials and Concepts for Portable Power Fuel Cells, Piotr Zelenay, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  2. High-Performance, Durable, Low-Cost Membrane Electrode Assemblies for Transportation Applications, Andrew Steinbach, 3M Company
  3. Rationally Designed Catalyst Layers for PEMFC Performance Optimization, Deborah Myers, Argonne National Laboratory
  4. Advanced Ionomers and MEAs for Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells, Bryan Pivovar, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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E. Fuel Cell Systems

  1. Power Generation From an Integrated Biomass Reformer and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SBIR Phase III Xlerator Program), Quentin Ming, InnovaTek, Inc.

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F. Balance of Plant Components

  1. New High-Performance Water Vapor Membranes to Improve Fuel Cell Balance of Plant Efficiency and Lower Costs (SBIR Phase II), Earl Wagener, Tetramer Technologies, LLC
  2. Roots Air Management System With Integrated Expander, Dale Stretch, Eaton Corporation

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G. Membranes/Electrolytes

  1. Dimensionally Stable High Performance Membrane, Cortney Mittelsteadt, Giner, Inc.
  2. New Fuel Cell Membranes With Improved Durability and Performance, Michael Yandrasits, 3M Company
  3. Advanced Hybrid Membranes for Next Generation PEMFC Automotive Applications, Andrew Herring, Colorado School of Mines
  4. Resonance-Stabilized Anion Exchange Polymer Electrolytes, Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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