Development of sintered paper-gas diffusion layers for mobile fuel cells optimized in terms of installation space, production and cost

With the help of sintered paper technology, an improved all-metal gas diffusion layer (GDL) with regard to application, assembly properties and manufacturability is to be developed. The results should contribute to the development of a novel, cost-effective & compact PEM stack unit, with a focus on the simplest possible up-scaling for the large-scale production of all components. Possible applications are primarily in mobile fuel cell applications in passenger cars, trucks, buses & trains, perspectively in marine applications. The results can be transferred to stationary applications or adapted to PEM electrolyser concepts.


Funding Code

Partner Start of term End of term Funding amount
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung eingetragener Verein01.04.202231.03.2025858,307.00 €
Papierfabrik Louisenthal GmbH01.04.202231.03.2025236,064.00 €
balticFuelCells GmbH01.04.202231.03.202556,706.00 €
Papiertechnische Stiftung (PTS)01.04.202231.03.2025860,424.00 €
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.01.04.202231.03.2025805,613.00 €
FHR Anlagenbau GmbH01.12.202231.03.2025163,453.00 €
2,980,567.00 €

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