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Further Understanding Related to Transport limitations at High current density towards future ElectRodes for Fuel Cells

FURTHER-FC

Further Understanding Related to Transport limitations at High current density towards future ElectRodes for Fuel Cells

Call for proposal: 
H2020-JTI-FCH-2019-1
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

PEMFC is the promising technology for automotive applications with a large deployment horizon by 2030. However, in view of extending their use to a broad range of customers, progress have to be done in terms of cost, performance and durability.

The FURTHER-FC project aims at understanding performance limitations due to the coupling between electrochemical and transport issues in the Cathode Catalyst Layer (CCL) which is the main bottleneck for future PEMFC.

The comprehensive and innovative approach is based on unique and intensive fundamental characterizations coupled with advanced modelling, from sub-micrometer to its full thickness. The analysis are performed on CCL customized with different and original materials, and will cover structural 3D analysis of the CCL, local operando diagnostics (temperature, liquid water) in the CCL, advanced characterization of ionomer films, innovative diagnostics on transport limitations, fundamental electrochemistry.

Advanced one and two-phase models will be used as a support to the experiments and benefit from the experiments for more reliable inputs, physics and validation. The approach will also address the durability issues thanks to the better understanding of the correlation between CCL microstructure, local conditions and properties.

FURTHER-FC will propose and validate the performance and durability new ionomer and electrode structures specifically designed to prevent the limitations observed on current MEA, contributing to reach the MAWP targets for horizon 2024-2030.

FURTHER-FC will benefit from the active role of renowned partners gathering significant experience on MEA manufacturing and testing (Toyota Europe, CEA, DLR), state-of-the Art experimental techniques (CEA, DLR, PSI, CNRS-IEM, Univ. of Esslingen, Imperial College of London) and modelling tools (CEA, DLR, CNRS-INPT) supported by international entities (Chemours-US, University of Calgary).

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Address: 
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
EU Contribution: 
€572,669
Partner Organisations: 

Imperial College Of Science Technology And Medicine

Address: 
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
LONDON
SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€265,874

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing Europe

Address: 
Bourgetlaan 60
1140 EVERE (BRUXELLES)
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€101,430

Hochschule Esslingen

Address: 
KANALSTRASSE 33
73728 ESSLINGEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€235,000

Universite De Montpellier

Address: 
163 RUE AUGUSTE BROUSSONNET
34090 MONTPELLIER
France
EU Contribution: 
€195,985

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€379,570

University Of Calgary

Address: 
University Drive Nw 2500
Calgary Alberta, T2N 1N4
Canada

Paul Scherrer Institut

Address: 
Villigen
5232 Villigen Psi
Switzerland
EU Contribution: 
€220,625

Institut National Polytechnique De Toulouse

Address: 
6 allée Emile Monso
BP 34038 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€204,665

Chemours France Sas

Address: 
RUE FREDERIC KUHLMANN
60870 VILLERS SAINT-PAUL
France
EU Contribution: 
€23,750
Technologies: 
Development phase: