Status and Challenges for the Application of Platinum Group Metal-Free Catalysts in Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Luigi Osmieri, Jaehyung Park, David Cullen, Piotr Zelenay, Deborah Myers, Kenneth Neyerlin

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Abstract

Platinum group metal-free electrocatalysts are an important class of materials for the sustainable energy economy and significant effort has been made toward developing platinum group metal-free catalysts to replace their costly Pt counterparts in fuel cell electric vehicles. The progress made in activity over the last decade is reviewed, along with synthesis strategies for more controlled active site formation and performance gains achieved through electrode engineering. The increased focus on durability, the growing understanding of degradation mechanisms, and the need for standard performance and accelerated stress test protocols are discussed.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number100627
Number of pages12
JournalCurrent Opinion in Electrochemistry
Volume25
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

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© 2020 Elsevier B.V.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5900-77405

Keywords

  • Current status
  • Durability
  • Electrode development
  • Performance
  • Platinum group metal-free electrocatalysts
  • Synthesis

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