Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Research study on carbonless electrodes w/ low PGM loadings for fuel cells(15886)

SUNY Atmospheric Science Research Ctr


The adoption of fuel cell-based systems has been slow due to high cost and low durability. New structures on the nanoscale have the potential to reduce the amount of precious metals (platinum) necessary on the conducting membranes, lowering costs and increasing durability at both locations of the cell.

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Project Description

Implement nano-scaled structured in fuel cells for both conducting and supporting elements inside the cell. The new surfaces will use less precious metals, making the product less expensive and more dependable.


Proposer expects 25% reduction in price of fuel cell. Greater market application and reduction in emissions from each installation. Opportunity for distributed generation and combined heat and power. Efficiencies in the 80% range.

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SUNY Atmospheric Science Research Ctr
251 Fuller Rd
Albany, NY 12203

Principle Investigator

Jeff Boyer

Universities Involved

SUNY Atmospheric Science Research Ctr


Project Type:

Research Study

Technologies Types:

Energy Power Supply
Fuel Cell

NYSERDA Contact Information

Jacques Roeth


R&D - Innovation & Biz Dev

Contract Details

Start Date: 11/2/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 15886

Last Updated: 10/5/2012