Lubrizol to advance fuel cell durability with new research

Lubrizol has received a $1m grant to advance work focused on improving the durability of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells through enhanced membrane oxidation performance – an effort which is thought to add more than 25% to a fuel cell lifespan.

Awarded by the US Department of Energy (US DOE), the grant will help enable the advanced adoption of such technology which promises a lower cost of lifetime ownership for several different applications where PEM fuel cells will be used.

Commenting on the work, Deb Langer, Senior Vice-President of Lubrizol Corporate Ventures, said, “As a company, Lubrizol is focused on the opportunity to leverage our existing technologies and introduce new capabilities that will address challenges in emerging markets and adjacent fields.

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