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


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