Following the success of EFCD2015 - Electrolysis and Fuel Cell Discussions, Challenges Towards Zero Platinum for Oxygen Reduction - in 2015, the Electrolysis and Fuel Cell Discussions conference in 2019 is dedicated to catalysts with minimum amount of Critical Raw Materials, and in particular of Platinum Group Metals.
Catalysis of the oxygen reduction and hydrogen oxidation reaction in fuel cells leaning on either proton-exchange or anion-exchange membranes is a key for enabling their large-scale deployment. Similarly, catalysis of the oxygen and hydrogen evolution reactions is key for electrolyzers with polymer-based electrolytes.
This conference is the opportunity to present recent results in the field and to discuss the scientific and technological challenges on the way towards zero platinum. Invited lectures, oral and poster presentations will provide an international perspective of the most recent research activities in this fast-moving area.
A Topical Issue of the journal Springer Nature Applied Sciences dedicated to Material and Engineering Advances Towards Electrolyzers and Fuel Cells with Earth-abundant Elements will open in November 2018 and we welcome submission of high quality manuscripts on an running basis until end 2019, to coincide with the conference.