go to top scroll for more


Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number F/02/00288/00/00
Title Develop a durable fuel cell membrane using functionalised additives
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells) 100%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DTI
Start Date 01 October 2005
End Date 01 April 2008
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £959,374
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme FCELLS
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Ltd (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , ICI Imagedata (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Surrey (0.001%)
Web Site
Objectives This project is aligned with the Energy Technologies (Fuel Cells) call because it aims to make innovative advancements to the key stack component that controls durability in PEMFC's: the membrane itself. Currently membrane durability limits the widespread application of PEMFCs in both automotive & stationary power markets. An innovative approach of this project is to modify the membrane by incorporation of functionalised additives to significantly increase durability and hence service life. A further innovation is the tailoring and spatial engineering of membrane chemistry, structure and properties to further increase durability. Collaborating UK Companies, including UK material suppliers, will have either a direct or indirect route to supply advanced products into the expanding global fuel cell market. A core understanding of mechanisms that limit the membrane’s service life will enable UK industry to enable future product developments.
Publications (none)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 01/01/07