29 nine proton exchange membrane fuel cells technologies from five different National Labs are available to form bundles to collectively increase their value proposition for the potential licensees or collaborators. Technologies fall into 4 categories, (i) fuel cell electrocatalysts, (ii) membrane electrode assembly, (iii) fuel processor, and (iv) bipolar plates.
Primary Application Area: Energy, Efficiency
Technology Development Status: Concept
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Electrocatalysts and MEAs are considered in this bundle because they can have a large impact on overall performance and cost of fuel cells. The challenges that facing current PEM fuel cell technologies include cost vs benefit, and the strong competition from alternative technologies (e.g. battery) and fuel resources. These IP bundles can be used to integrate membranes, electrolytes and electrodes to potentially make significant improvements in fuel cell performance, cost effectiveness, and durability.
Participating labs in this bundle are ANL, BNL, LBNL, NREL, and ORNL.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Vetted Programs/Awards: DOE's OTT LabBridge Program funding effort