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Reference Number EP/H007962/1
Title Hydrogen Electrolyser and Fuel Cell
Status Completed
Energy Categories Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells, Stationary applications) 25%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 50%;
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells(Fuel Cells, Mobile applications) 25%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Chemical Engineering) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor K Scott
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School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials
Newcastle University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 30 September 2010
End Date 29 September 2011
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £89,719
Industrial Sectors Energy; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region North East
Programme Energy : Energy
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor K Scott , School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University (100.000%)
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Abstract It is well known that polymer membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) are attractive for future vehicle, portable and combined heat and power applications. General requirements of PEMFCs are: good chemical and thermal stability, low gas impermeability (H2 and O2), good mechanical strength and low cost. This project will develop recently researched membranes for fuel cells that improve chemical and mechanical stability, are easilly fabricated and can be thinner and thus have lower electrical resistance. The cells made from such materials will be able to use low costs catalysts and achieve superior performance to current equivalent fuel cells.In parallel the research will develop a new electrolyser concept for the production of hydrogen fuel using the same membrane concept and low costs catalysts. The electrolyser can be used to produce hydrogen from renewable electrical energy and thus be compatible with fluctuation energy supplies from renewable sources
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