• Driving forward European fuel cell technology

    Gaia project delivered a fuel cell power density of 1.8 W/cm2 @ 0.6V, leading to a 2% increase versus state-of-the-art technology.
    The GAIA consortium has succeeded in reaching the 1.8 W/cm2 @ 0.6 V power density target set by the FCH 2 JU 2018 Call for Proposals, a significant step forward for fuel cell technology.

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  • GAIA innovations

    Three of the innovations developed in the GAIA project has been identified by the European Commission's Innovation Radar:
    - New PEM fuel cell components to achieve a power density of 1.8 W/cm2.
    - Thin PBI-reinforced PFSA membranes for PEM fuel cell applications.
    - Carbon blacks serving as a substrate for Pt nanoparticles for PEM fuel cell applications.

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  • GAIA video

    The team at TUB, whose focus within GAIA is the development of advanced electrocatalysts, illustrates in this movie the various steps in catalyst synthesis and in catalyst screening via the rotating disc electrode (RDE) technique. The TUM team, focusing on catalyst integration into MEAs and diagnosing MEA performance losses, shows in this movie the various steps involved in MEA preparation and in MEA testing/diagnostics in small-active-area single-cell PEM fuel cells

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  • FCH2 JU funded project

    next Generation AutomotIve membrane electrode Assemblies
    Grant agreement no.: 826097
    Start date: 01.01.2019 – Duration: 36 months
    Coordinator: CNRS, France

  • GAIA Best FCH JU success story award

    This year’s Best Success Story winner:
    ‘Driving forward fuel cell technologies’, involves 5 projects
    which are making fuel cells more affordable and competitive.

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  • Project Objectives

    Develop a high performance automotive MEA that provides the materials and designs that satisfy the cost target by providing high power density at high current density, while also attaining the other essential objectives of durability, reliability and high operation temperature.

  • Project consortium

    The consortium gathers four industrial partners (BMW group, Johnson Matthey Fuel cells and 3M Advanced Materials Division, Freudenberg Performance Materials), two SMEs (Elmarco and Pretexo), and four research institutes (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Technical University of Munich, Technical University of Berlin and ZSW).

The GAIA project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 826097. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research.”

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