MENTOR, Oh - The Chemsultants International Fuel Cell Technology Group and its partner, Michigan Molecular Institute, have successfully completed research and development of a new and novel fuel cell membrane technology. Partially funded by a Department of Energy grant, the new membrane technology offers promise in achieving improved fuel-cell performance in high-temperature and low-humidity operating environments such as automotive power applications.
The company has recently filed a U.S. Patent application for the new technology. The patent covers three areas of technology including a highly modified membrane polymer, a functional nano-particle additive and a novel process for solution casting multilayer membrane structures.
Chemsultants is continuing development and optimization of several variants of the new membrane technology. The company’s goal is to develop a commercial fuel cell membrane product that will help address the growing national need for renewable energy sources.