DOE Webinar June 19: BNL’s Low-Platinum Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Title: BNL's Low-Platinum
Electrocatalysts for Fuel Cell Electric
Date: June 19, 2012
Time: 12-1 p.m. EDT
On June 19, the DOE will present a live webinar on Brookhaven National Laboratory's (BNL's) low-platinum electrocatalyst work. Electrocatalysts developed by BNL scientists can reduce the use of costly platinum and increase the effectiveness of fuel cells for use in electric vehicles. Platinum is the most efficient electrocatalyst for fuel cells, but platinum-based catalysts are expensive, unstable, and have low durability. BNL's newly developed electrocatalysts have high activity, stability, and durability, while containing only about one-tenth the platinum of conventional catalysts used in fuel cells, reducing overall costs. In addition, BNL has developed an innovative method for making the catalysts and an apparatus design used in manufacturing them. N.E. Chemcat Corporation, Japan's leading catalyst and precious metal compound manufacturer, announced that it has licensed both the electrocatalyst technology and the manufacturing process. Register to attend this free webinar.
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