Tuesday, 10 April 2018

NPMC-based stacks represent a step-change in PEM

Source: "Fuel Cells Set Out to Disrupt the World—By Starting Small", DesignNews, by Kevin Clemens, 8th March 2018

Kevin Clemens reported, “(...) The Nisshinbo Group in Japan has developed a Non-Precious Metal Catalyst (NPMC) using carbon and this has been incorporated by Canadian fuel cell company Ballard to create the world’s first NPMC-based commercially available fuel cell for sale at the end of 2017. NPMC-based stacks represent a step-change in PEM fuel cell technology by dramatically reducing the amount of platinum that is needed. And, as platinum currently contributes 10 to 15% of the cost of a fuel stack, NPMC technology offers the potential for meaningful cost savings,” said Dr. Kevin Colbow, Ballard’s VP of technology and product development in a press release announcing a collaboration with Nisshinbo to develop NPMC-based fuel cells for forklift applications. (...)"

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