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.