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NEMEZU project launch - new precious metal-free membrane electrode units for future fuel cells

April 20, 2016

The NEMEZU project will be researching and developing new precious metal-free membrane electrode units for alkaline fuel cells of the future.

With a laser ablation on specially-selected precious metal-free materials and alloys the mass-implemented and cost-effective manufacture of catalytic layers for the use of micro-fuel cells will be developed. The effectiveness of alkaline fuel cells will be determined and measured during operation using infrared thermography of electro-chemical reactions.
The Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart will be developing and producing Si3N4 membrane systems on 150 mm wafer to evaluate precious metal-free catalytic systems during fuel cell operations.