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challenge of reducing PEM fuel cell costs

Steven Taub

challenge of reducing PEM fuel cell costs

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Published by CERA in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

  • Fuel cell industry,
  • Fuel cells -- Economic aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by Steven Taub].
    SeriesPrivate report
    ContributionsCambridge Energy Research Associates.
    LC ClassificationsHD9697.B322 T38 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31 p. :
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3435301M
    LC Control Number2005277996

    EXCERPT: Introduction to Transfer Phenomena in PEM Fuel Cells presents the fruit of several years of research in the area of fuel cells. The book illustrates the transfer phenomena occurring inside a single cell and describes the technology field of hydrogen, explicitly the production, storage and risk management of hydrogen as an energy carrier.   "An important challenge in making high-performance vehicles is reducing weight, both from the body of the vehicle as well as extra weight from the battery or fuel cell. PEM Fuel Cell Technology. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells work with a polymer electrolyte in the form of a thin, permeable sheet. This membrane is small and light, and it works at low temperatures (about 80 degrees C, or about degrees F). About fuel cells. Search University of South Carolina University of South Carolina Navigation.

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– Identify low cost pathways to achieve the DOE goal of $40/k Wnet (automotive) atsystems per year – Benchmark against production vehicle power systems • Updates to polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell system cost projections for – 80 kW automobiles (light duty vehicle) – kW trucks (medium duty vehicle).

In addition, the manufacturing cost is not a major factor for end-user acceptance and fuel cell commercialization. However, the unexpected repair and maintenance costs of fuel cells due to their low reliability can result in a substantial cost increase of up to 60%, and can reduce fuel cell by: Fuel Cell (H2 from Renewable Electricity) Fuel Cell (H2 from biomass) Gasoline Gasoline Hybrid Ethanol Diesel Diesel Hybrid Biodiesel Well-to-Wheels CO 2 [gCO 2eq /km] Tank-to-Wheels Well-to-Tank (fossil) Well-to-Tank (renewable) Well-to-Wheels comparison of automotive powertrain technologies and fuels If fuel cell vehicles are to help lower File Size: 1MB.

We offer an assessment of the cost and performance of automotive proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). Informed by expert opinion, our study characterizes the uncertainty associated with PEMFCs’ future trajectory, identifies barriers to improving cost and performance, and prioritizes research and development (R&D) areas.

Our results could be used to inform technology Cited by: 6. PEM Fuel Cell Materials: Costs, Performance and Durability. Figure 6 Cell voltage (green), power density (black), and efficiency (red) versus cell current density. Bottom up DFMA costing analysis for fuel cell stack components in this work shows that, for stationary applications, HT PEM fuel cell stacks alone can approach a direct manufacturing cost of $ per kWe of net electrical power at high production volumes (e.g.

kWe CHP systems at. Substantial progress has been made in reducing proton-exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) cathode platinum loadings from – mgPt/cm2 to about mgPt/cm2.

However, at this level of cathode Pt loading, large performance loss is observed at high-current density (>1 A/cm2), preventing a reduction in the overall stack cost. This next developmental step is being limited by the presence of a.

Likewise, onboard hydrogen storage costs are currently $15–$18/kWh for high-pressure gaseous storage, while the commercialization target is $2/kWh. There is potential to reduce this cost using lower-cost carbon fiber tanks or materials-based storage technologies, such as metal hydrides.

close box. 1 | Fuel Cell Technologies Program U.S. Department of Energy. Fuel Cell Technologies Program. U.S. Department of Energy Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cell Catalyst Development Activities.

DOE’s fuel cell catalyst R&D activities. Nancy L. Garland. Department of Energy. Kick-off Catalyst Working Group. Arlington, VA. Cost Analysis of PEM Fuel Cell. Subcontract Report. Systems for Transportation. NREL/SR December Septem Fuel Cell System Cost Projection.

11 Figure 7. Thermally integrated reformer design used to cost the fuel processor including ATR, high and low temperature shift beds, burner and steam generation.

On the other challenge of reducing PEM fuel cell costs book, implementation of thin membranes ( micrometer) [3, 4] as well as improvements in diffusion medium materials, essentially doubled the achievable power density of MEAs to ca.

W/cm2MEA (at V) [5], thereby not only reducing the size of a PEMFC fuel cell system, but also reducing its overall materials cost. Using Fuel Cells to Address Energy Growth and Sustainability Challenges in Data Centers reduce emissions and cut costs.

MICROSOFT-CUMMINS ADVANCED ENERGY LAB PEM fuel cells have no carbon footprint other than that generated by H 2 creation. Formation cycling is one of the major processing bottlenecks of lithium-ion battery manufacturing, requiring excessive operating and capital expenses in a battery plant.

However, it is required for forming the delicate anode solid electrolyte interface (SEI) and cathode electrolyte interface. Prospects of reducing the wetting and formation cycle time are discussed in the context of both. Materials in PEM Fuel Cells. PEM fuel cell technology still faces serious challenges in terms of cost, durable and cheap material to reduce the overall cost of the fuel cell.

In this work. Smolinka estimates that the production of a membrane-electrode unit – the heart of a PEM electrolysis cell – accounts for 60% to 70% of the total cost, while pure material costs – including the expensive precious metals – account for only 30% to 40%.

These materials were (2 pieces (8x4 cm 2) from Nickel used as a catalyst in the fuel cell, (5 gm of Gelatin, gm of Potassium Chloride, 80 ml DI water) used for making the proton exchange membrane (PEM), 2 pieces (8x4 cm 2) from rubber are put in the prototype to prevent any hydrogen leakage, Arduino UNO used to program the hydrogen sensor.

To significantly reduce the cost of proton exchange membrane fuel cells, platinum-group metal (PGM)-free cathode catalysts are highly desirable.

Current M-N-C (M: Fe, Co or Mn) catalysts are considered the most promising due to their encouraging performance. The challenge thus has been their stability under acidic conditions, which has hindered their use for any practical applications. In this. Hydrogen gas, which is the main fuel source in fuel cells, is relatively easily available, and the exhaust does not consist of greenhouse gases, unlike fossil fuel-based power sources.

Some of the challenges persisting in fuel cell technology are the cost of the fuel cell due to factors such as platinum catalyst loading and water management. To qualitatively assess the costs derived from each hydrogen production (renewable and fossil fuel based) method, variables such as energy source, feed stock and capital investment cost, and hydrogen production cost (per kg of hydrogen) have been shown in Table There are some uncertainties regarding the cost of hydrogen production.

Purchase PEM Fuel Cells - 2nd Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBNHighly efficient solutions for tomorrow's mobility needs. Industry experts are unanimous in their verdict that alongside battery technology the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) marks a breakthrough in e-mobility.

Provided that pure hydrogen is available, PEM fuel cell technology can be deployed effectively in all those areas of application in which low consumption and zero.

Control Challenges and Methodologies in Fuel Cell Vehicle Development 98C In recent years, rapid and significant advances in fuel cell technology, together with advances in power electronics and control methodology, has enabled the development of high performance fuel cell powered electric vehicles.

Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells in particular are experiencing an upsurge. They have high power density and can vary their output quickly to meet shifts in power demand. Until now, there has been little written about this important technology. This book lays the groundwork for fuel cell engineers, technicians and students.

The main challenge preventing PEM fuel cells from entering larger markets – including micro-CHP and automotive markets – is their cost; pre-commercial fuel cell vehicles currently cost over $, According to Carbon Trust, E4Tech and Austin Power Engineering analysis, projected.

Contents Part II Basic Elements in a PEMFC How PEM Fuel Cell Works How PEM FC SYSTEM works PEM FUEL CELL Applications The Current PEM Market 5.

Overview of a Fuel Cell A fuel cell consists of two electrodes sandwiched around an electrolyte. Oxygen passes over one electrode and hydrogen over the other, generating electricity, water and heat.

This report is the third annual update of a comprehensive automotive fuel cell cost analysis. It contains estimates for material and manufacturing cost of complete 80 kWnet direct hydrogen proton exchange membrane fuel cell systems suitable for powering light duty automobiles.

Electrocatalyst approaches and challenges for automotive fuel cells. How to reduce costs by reducing cathode loadings to cost targets for the PEM fuel-cell MEA and each.

capital and installation cost of stationary fuel cell systems (FCSs) based on three different fuel cell technologies: low temperature (LT) proton exchange membrane (PEM), high temperature (HT) PEM, and solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Each system is configured for operation in combined heat and power (CHP).

PEM Fuel Cell Modeling and Simulation Using Matlab, provides design engineers and researchers with a valuable tool for understanding and overcoming barriers to designing and building the next generation of PEM Fuel Cells. With this book, engineers can test components and verify designs in the development phase, saving both time and s: 2.

To help meet these challenges and supplement the understanding of the current research, Battelle has executed a five-year program that evaluated the total system costs and total ownership costs of two technologies: (1) an ~80 °C polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) technology and (2) a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology.

Our PEM fuel cell stack has undergone safety-specific assessments in accordance with relevant standards (e.g. DIN EN ; VDE ) and has been successfully tested with regard to all requirements. On this basis, our NG3 stack has been awarded the TÜV-SÜD (German Technical Inspectorate) certificate.

Fuel cell technology can play a major role in reducing transportation-related emissions, especially in heavy-duty, long-haul applications. Consequent transfer of technology from air supply systems for combustion engines to cathode air paths serves as an enabler for necessary system cost reduction.

A transition to hydrogen as a major fuel in the next 50 years could fundamentally transform the U.S. energy system, creating opportunities to increase energy security through the use of a variety of domestic energy sources for hydrogen production while reducing environmental impacts, including atmospheric CO 2 emissions and criteria pollutants.

1 In his State of the Union address of January 6 1 Electrocatalysis and Catalyst Degradation Challenges in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells Fig.

Voltage loss terms in state-of-the-art H 2-air PEM fuel cell full active area short-stack (20 cells) operated under represen-tative automotive conditions. MEAs: / mg Pt cm –2 (anode/cathode) coated on an 18 m thick perfluorosulfonic. This review report summarizes different synthesis methods of PEM-based fuel cell catalysts with a focus on ultra-low loading of Pt catalysts.

It also demonstrates fuel cell performances with ultra-low loading of Pt catalysts which have been reported so far, and suggests a combination method of synthesis for an efficient fuel cell performance at a low loading of Pt catalyst.

A Stack Cost Comparison of kW Combined Heat and Power Fuel Cell Systems in u working days per year is assumed with shift sizes of 8,12, or 16 hours per day.

Taxes are assumed to be zero since fuel cells are not yet profitable. Functional specifications are derived from industry inputs are different for each system type.

GenCell developed a number of patented technologies to reduce the capex and opex of our fuel-cell power solutions, including the use of a non-platinum catalyst, mechanisms for using ambient air as an oxidizer, and using lower-cost fuels such as industrial-grade hydrogen gas or anhydrous liquid ammonia.

to obtain higher catalytic activity than the standard carbon-supported platinum particle catalysts used in current PEM fuel cells; to reduce the poisoning of PEM fuel cell catalysts by impurity gases; to reduce the cost of the fuel cell due to use of platinum-based catalysts; to enhance the ORR activity of platinum group metal-free electrocatalysts.

process-based system costs for a variety of stationary fuel. cell systems. These values can help inform future technical targets for stationary fuel cell system cost.

FY Accomplishments • Completed preliminary DFMA ® cost analysis for LT PEM, HT PEM, and SOFC systems at manufacturing rates of1, 10, systems per year.

uction. The Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) was. identified as one of the most expensive stack components and one needing to be reduced in cost to achieve. a cost competitive fuel cell system, particularly for annual production rates (APR) be0.

00 Fu. el Cell. Vehicle FCV/year.[3] Figure 2. Detailed PEM fuel cell stack cost for the.The fuel-cell industry grew to $ billion inup from $ billion inaccording to a DOE report, which counts more t fuel cells shipping infor a total of The fuel cell therefore is not limited by the Carnot effi ciency and, theoretically (although not practically), can yield % effi ciency.

Fuel cells are primarily classifi ed according to the electrolyte material. The choice of electrolyte material also governs the operating temperature of the fuel cell.

Table I.