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Hydrogen fuel cell technology

Stoking the Fuel Cell Industry

Fuel Cell Technology Development

Fuel cell technology continues to advance at a fast pace and we are at the forefront of this burgeoning industry. Chemsultants is heavily invested in the development and commercialization of PEMFC materials and components for the fuel cell industry. We focus on the development of novel polymer-based products and new manufacturing processes. By doing so, Chemsultants is positioned to quickly become a world-class supplier of commercially viable fuel cell components.

Fuel Cell Experience

Chemsultants' team of scientists and engineers has more than 20 years of experience in the development and formulation of high performance polymer materials and products. Our staff includes experts in the areas of:

  • Polymer research
  • Formula development
  • Polymer film casting and coating applications
  • Process development
  • Product commercialization

Fuel Cell Research

Current research efforts include a number of publicly funded programs including:

  • 2005/2006
    Ohio Third Frontier Fuel Cell Program grant for gas diffusion layer development (collaborating with GrafTech International)
  • 2006/2007
    EMTEC Grant for multi-layer, self hydrating polymer membrane development (collaborating with Case Western Reserve University)
  • 2006/2007
    Department of Energy grant for high temperature/low humidity membrane development (collaborating with the Michigan Molecular Institute)
  • 2008
    National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I grant for development of a solid polymer electrolyte for alkaline fuel cells
Fuel cell filling station

Fuel Cell Partnerships

We have developed strong working relationships with fuel cell technology research teams at several organizations. This ensures that we have complete capabilities including: polymer synthesis, analysis and testing of individual membranes and MEAs, and functional evaluation of cell stack assemblies. These partnerships include:

  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • GrafTech International
  • Michigan Molecular Institute

Fuel Cell Capabilities

Chemsultants has a unique combination of development and commercialization expertise as well as an integrated group of products and services to support your unique needs. Whether your requirement is for a membrane or MEA to integrate into a current PEMFC design or contract manufacturing of your membrane or MEA design, Chemsultants has the fuel cell resources to meet these requirements.

Technology

  • PEM Fuel Cells
  • Direct methanol
  • Alkaline Fuel Cells

Polymer Experience

  • Nafion
  • Modified Nafion
  • Polyethersulfones
  • Polysulfones
  • Sulfonated polyarylene thioether sulfone
  • Polybenzimidizoles
  • Polyimides

Development Expertise

  • Polymer Development
  • Formulation
  • Additives
  • Batch synthesis
  • Rheology modification
  • Membrane Development
  • Single layer and multi-layer

Production Capabilities

  • Lab Scale
  • Polymer casting
  • Film lamination
  • Catalyst coating
  • Pilot / Production Scale
  • Membrane casting
  • MEA coating

Do you need a fuel cell technology resource with the experience and expertise to open new doors? Contact Chemsultants today.

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