New components and concepts for polymer fuel cells in vehicle applications

Polymer fuel cells based on novel polymer electrolytes and noble metal-free catalysts will be studied. Component interactions in cells and stacks, and system issues related to integration of vehicles and transport will be investigated. Material synthesis as well as evaluation of materials in the fuel cell by means of electrochemical and physical methods are included. In the longer term, progress in this field will lead to cheaper and more robust fuel cell systems for energy efficient and environmentally friendly power generation and propulsion of vehicles, but also for other applications. The materials and issues covered by the project is scientifically of highest international relevance. Skill development will occur through training of PhDs and cooperation between academia and industry. The project is a national collaboration between research groups at KTH, LU and Chalmers and industry.

Participants

Aleksandar Matic (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Physics, Condensed Matter Physics

Collaborations

Cell Impact

Karlskoga, Sweden

Grontmij

Gothenburg, Sweden

Intertek Semko

Kista, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

myFC

Stockholm, Sweden

Powercell

Gothenburg, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

Sandvik Materials Technology

Sandviken, Sweden

Scania

Södertälje, Sweden

Vätgas Sverige

Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Car Corporation

Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden

Volvo Trucks

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2016

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

Energy

Areas of Advance

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2015-11-04