3rd International Workshop on Degradation Issues of Fuel Cells and Electrolysers

PUMA MIND partner JRC organise the 3rd International Workshop on Degradation Issues of Fuel Cells and Electrolysers in Greece between 30 Sept and 2 Oct 2015. The event is being supported by project partners CEA and DLR and aims at:

  • Understanding fundamental degradation mechanisms, as well as identifying measures to increase fuel cell lifetime, robustness and reliability.
  • Identifying test procedures, characterization tools & test criteria to address degradation from the fuel cell component the MEA (membrane electrode assembly) to the system level both applicable for fuel cell and
  • electrolysis
  • Providing a model based approach to describe degradation phenomena
  • Identifying future R&D (research & development) activities for further understanding, mitigating and reducing degradation phenomena
  • Identifying methodologies for evaluation of degradation and harmonisation of test procedures.

The workshop features plenary and parallel sessions with oral presentations, which will include state of the art reviews on degradation issues on fuel cells such as Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFC); Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) and in electrolysis mode, Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Water Electrolysis Cell (PEMWEC) and Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell (SOEC). Additionally, a poster exhibition will be organised offering the opportunity to the participants, to present their research work on degradation issues. A panel discussion session will close the workshop, and will suggest future directions in fuel cell degradation research.

66th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry

This symposium takes place in October 4-9, 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan and focuses on the use of multiscale experimental and/or theoretical approaches - from first principles to the device and up to the plant and/or system level - combining physical electrochemistry and electrochemical engineering in view of designing and optimizing electrochemical processes across length scales. The event is well aligned with the work undertaken in PUMA MIND and Prof Alejandro A. Franco (LRCS-University of Picardie Jules Verne & CNRS) is one of the organisers, while Dr Kourosh Malek (Simon Fraser University, Canada) is an invited speaker.


For more information on the programme visit the symposium's page.

PUMA MIND at the Programme Review 2014

PUMA MIND recently participated at the fourth edition of the Programme Review organised by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU)The objective of the event was to assess the progress and achievements of the FCH JU programme, notably in relation to the targets of its multi-annual and annual work programmes, as well as in relation to international developments in the field.

This annual exercise involves independent experts and provides feedback

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Special session on Full multi-scale modeling at FDFC 2015

A Special Session entitled "Full multi-scale modeling for fuel cell: ageing parameters upscaling from the micro to the system scale" will be organised during the 6th International Conference on "Fundamentals & Development of Fuel Cells", in Toulouse, France, that takes place from February 3rd to February 5th, 2015.

The session will be chaired by PUMAMIND's Dr. Mathias GERARD on behalf of the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Agency (CEA). 

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State-of-the-Art Tutorial on Multiscale Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Materials Degradation Mechanisms in PEM Fuel Cells

Prof. Alejandro A. Franco (Université de Picardie Jules Verne & LRCS, Amiens) will deliver an invited lecture at the State-of-the-Art Tutorial on Durability in Low Temperature Fuel Cells, organised in the context of The Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting in Orlando, Florida on 13 May 2014.

His topic is multiscale modeling of degradation mechanisms and detailed electrochemistry in PEMFCs. The tutorial includes a demonstration with the MS LIBER-T computational software developed at LRCS.

Workshop on Progress in PEMFC Stack Testing Procedures

This international workshop takes place Oldenburg, Germany during 28-29 January 2014 and aims to encourage discussion about the characterization of PEMFC stacks. It focuses on relevant and necessary PEMFC stack testing procedures for the industry such as performance, durability and safety. Target groups addressed are representatives from industry, research institutions and universities. PUMA MIND will be represented by Dr Georgios Tsotridis.  

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