SBIR Phase I: Novel Membrane-Electrode Assembly for High-Temperaure PEM Fuel Cells

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0232574
Agency Tracking Number: 0232574
Amount: $99,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3 Great Pasture Rd., Danbury, CT, 06813
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chao-Yi Yuh
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Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is directed at developing novel high-temperature membranes/MEA for PEM fuel cell system for next generation vehicle (NGV) application. The overall objective is to operate PEM fuel cell at 120-150C to achieve high cell performance, improve CO tolerance, mitigate water and thermal management challenges and reduce system cost. The technical approach is to develop high-performing MEA consisting of membranes of high water retention capability and cathode of low polarization at high temperatures. High-temperature PEMFC is attractive due to its unique characteristics of simple system design. Such a clean, high-efficiency and simple system is very attractive for NGV. The main commercial market will be NGV passenger car and bus. Other markets will include mobile/portable power, ship, and commercial/residential building applications..

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