• GAIA awarded at the Society of Chemical Industry 2023 Innovation Awards.

    The GAIA project has been awarded 3rd place in the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) 2023 Innovation Awards. As well as celebrating the advancements in sustainability and chemistry, this event organised at the Palace of Westminster in London on 10 May 2023 was an opportunity to highlight winners of some of SCI’s most important awards, many of which have been presented over several decades to leading scientists and innovators.

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  • GAIA Best success story award at the Clean Hydrogen Partnership Awards 2022, Brussels, 26 October 2022.

    GAIA has won the best Success Story award on "Advancing membrane technology", with 523 votes (47 %) of the 1 122 total votes cast by the public.
    GAIA is taking the technology another step closer to commercial deployment and helping to decarbonise the transport sector.

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  • FCH2 JU funded project

    next Generation AutomotIve membrane electrode Assemblies
    Grant agreement no.: 826097
    Start date: 01.01.2019 – Duration: 42 months
    Coordinator: CNRS, France

  • Driving forward European fuel cell technology

    The GAIA consortium has succeeded in reaching the 1.8 W/cm2 @ 0.6 V fuel cell 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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  • 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 (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) 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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