About the project:
The main objective of the CORE project is to develop ground-breaking coatings for cost-effective and high performance bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells and water electrolysers. Following progress has been achieved within the first year of the project. A comprehensive literature research has been performed, focusing on selection of the coating materials showing most promising properties for the desired application. In the next step, series of samples of polymeric films, as well as films deposited on the stainless steel simulating bipolar plated was produced. The target was also to set-up and validate corresponding characterization methods at the individual project partners. These experiments have shown, that the some of the last generation samples have achieved during this ex-situ testing parameters close, or already fulfilling project targets regarding the mentioned parameters. This is very promising considering the early stage of the project. Within the framework of the novel technology of the bipolar plates production and application technoeconomic feasibility study collection of necessary input data has started together with laying down ground work for the analysis and comparison of the proposed solutions. Another task represents mathematical modelling of a PEM type fuel cell. Within the first year of the project, two-dimensional model of the fuel cell was developed and implemented in the COMSOL Multiphysics environment.
Beneficiary and project partners:
Vysoká škola chemicko-technologická v Praze