Automotive High Temperature Fuel Cell Membranes

  • Erdle, Erich (Contact Person)
  • Zandiri, Stefania (Project Participant)
  • Brachmann, Thomas (Project Participant)
  • Wieser, Christian (Project Participant)
  • Cornet, Nathalie (Project Participant)
  • De Colvenaer, Bert (Project Participant)
  • Hübner, Gerold (Project Participant)
  • Sinigersky, Veselin (Project Participant)
  • Jones, Deborah (Project Participant)
  • Fridell, Erik (Project Participant)
  • Antonucci, Vincenzo (Project Participant)
  • Gülzow, Erich (Project Participant)
  • Wakker, André (Project Participant)
  • Gautier, Ludmila (Project Participant)
  • Banhardt, Volker (Project Participant)
  • Bauer, Bernd (Project Participant)
  • Hayden, Brian (Project Participant)
  • Hards, Graham (Project Participant)
  • Lundblad, Anders Olof (Project Participant)
  • Klapper, Markus (Project Participant)
  • Toro, Antonino (Project Participant)
  • Henschel, Carsten (Project Participant)
  • Ghielmi, Alessandro (Project Participant)
  • Bjerrum, Niels J. (Project Participant)
  • Li, Qingfeng (Project Participant)
  • Corti, Fabrizio (Project Participant)
  • Zuber, Ralf (Project Participant)
  • Alberti, Giulio (Project Participant)
  • Tenhu, Heikki (Project Participant)
  • Jannasch, Patric (Project Participant)

Project Details


The automotive application of PEM fuel cells is facing some crucial problems:
- the relatively low operating temperatures limiting heat rejection
- too small an operating temperature range and
- high humidification needs

New types of electrolyte membranes and catalysts offer a solution; their systematic development and testing is the main focus of the effort; along with that work on MEA, entire cells and small scale stacks is foreseen to finally validate the results at a representative level of power

The project combines and exploits the European expertise in the field of advanced polymer membranes in a focused clustered and network type activity. Collaboration with institutes from non EU member states, in particular China, Russia and India, is addressed as well.

A steering group with representatives of seven automobile OEMs shall coordinate the project and iteratively focus and guide the developers by specifications and assessment of results
Effective start/end date01/11/200531/10/2009

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • CNRS (Project partner)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Project partner)
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Perugia (Project partner)
  • Opel AG (Project partner)
  • European Institute for Energy Research (Project partner)
  • German Aerospace Center (Project partner)
  • Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (Project partner)
  • Max Planck Institute (Project partner)
  • Umicore AG & Co. KG (Project partner)
  • Freudenberg Group (Project partner)
  • Honda R&D Europe (D) GmbH (Project partner)
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Project partner)
  • Gesellschaft für Funktionelle Membranen und Anlagentechnologie mbH (Project partner)
  • Renault (Project partner)
  • Volkswagen AG (Project partner)
  • Nuvera Fuel Cells Europe Srl (Project partner)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften (Project partner)
  • National Research Council of Italy (Project partner)
  • Deutsches Zentrum Für Luft- und Raumfahrt (Project partner)
  • PEMEAS GmbH (Project partner)
  • Johnson Matthey Plc (Project partner)
  • Solvay S.A. (Project partner)
  • Toyota Motor Europe (Project partner)
  • TIMCAL SA (Project partner)
  • Stellantis N.V. (Project partner)
  • Solvay Solexis S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Daimler AG (Project partner)
  • Lund University (Project partner)
  • University of Helsinki (Project partner)
  • Ilika Plc (Project partner)


  • Forsk. EU - Rammeprogram


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