Chemistry Department Seminar

"The AMFC: A Possible Key for Getting Platinum Out of the Fuel Cell"

Presented by Dr. Shimshon Gottesfeld, Cellera, Inc., Israel

Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 11:00 am — Hamilton Seminar Room, Bldg. 555

The alkaline membrane fuel cell (AMFC) is a very recent arrival in the family of low temperature, polymer electrolyte fuel cells. It's uniqueness is in the combination of "no-platinum and no-liquid electrolyte". Shifting the inner pH of the membrane electrolyte up by 12-14 pH units, opens the door to the use of non-PGM catalysts as well as inexpensive metal hardware. Development over 2.5 years in a new start-up company targeting AMFC products will be described. As final subject, some aspects of electrocatalysis in alkaline media will be described. Because of the proprietary nature of some technical aspects, not all questions can/will be fully answered.

Hosted by: Radoslav Adzic

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