Durable polymer membrane fuel cells for vehicles - Lifetime studies on components, cells and stacks
Research Project , 2017 – 2020

In the project durability of polymer membrane fuel cells will be studied. In a previous FFI project, various materials that have potential to reduce the cost of polymer membrane fuel cells, as well as system issues regarding integration of fuel cells in vehicles have been studied. In this project we continue to study the stability of components during operation in a fuel cell, as well as how the different components interact and how different operating parameters affect. In the long run, progress in the area is expected to lead to cheaper and more robust fuel cell systems for vehicle propulsion. Competence development takes place through the education of doctor students and through national collaboration between research groups at KTH, Lund University and Chalmers, as well as the automotive industry (Volvo Cars, Scania), fuel cell component and stack manufacturers (Sandvik, Cellimpact, PowerCell, myFC ), service companies (Intertek) and associations (Hydrogen Sweden).


Björn Wickman (contact)

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Physics, Chemical Physics


Cell Impact

Karlskoga, Sweden

Intertek Semko

Kista, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden

Powercell Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden


Stockholm, Sweden

Scania CV AB

Södertälje, Sweden

Vätgas Sverige

Gothenburg, Sweden


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 37806-3
Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2020

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