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Title: Catalysts for Polymer Membrane Fuel Cells

Abstract

Low-temperature fuel cells with a polymer membrane electrolyte are at an exciting time in their development. State-of-the-art proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are able to achieve extremely high areal current density and high power density. Systems have been demonstrated with tens of thousands of hours of continuous lifetime. Despite this, these low-temperature fuel cells remain unable to achieve appreciable market penetration. In many cases (e.g., automotive) the main reason for limited commercial deployment is that the overall cost remains too high, and it is believed that further engineering of the existing system may not allow PEMFCs to meet government and industrial cost targets. Very similar arguments can be made for the limitations of existing low-temperature membrane-based electrolysis systems for producing H 2.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (United States)
  2. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1600906
Report Number(s):
[NREL/JA-5900-76110]
[Journal ID: ISSN 2073-4344; CATACJ]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC36-08GO28308]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Catalysts
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 1]; Journal ID: ISSN 2073-4344
Publisher:
MDPI
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; proton-exchange membrane fuel cells; PEMFC

Citation Formats

Mustain, William, and Pivovar, Bryan S. Catalysts for Polymer Membrane Fuel Cells. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.3390/catal10010086.
Mustain, William, & Pivovar, Bryan S. Catalysts for Polymer Membrane Fuel Cells. United States. doi:10.3390/catal10010086.
Mustain, William, and Pivovar, Bryan S. Tue . "Catalysts for Polymer Membrane Fuel Cells". United States. doi:10.3390/catal10010086. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600906.
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author = {Mustain, William and Pivovar, Bryan S},
abstractNote = {Low-temperature fuel cells with a polymer membrane electrolyte are at an exciting time in their development. State-of-the-art proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are able to achieve extremely high areal current density and high power density. Systems have been demonstrated with tens of thousands of hours of continuous lifetime. Despite this, these low-temperature fuel cells remain unable to achieve appreciable market penetration. In many cases (e.g., automotive) the main reason for limited commercial deployment is that the overall cost remains too high, and it is believed that further engineering of the existing system may not allow PEMFCs to meet government and industrial cost targets. Very similar arguments can be made for the limitations of existing low-temperature membrane-based electrolysis systems for producing H2.},
doi = {10.3390/catal10010086},
journal = {Catalysts},
number = [1],
volume = [10],
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
}

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