Pajarito Powder participates in research toward improving PGM-free fuel cells


April 27, 2020

Research led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Colorado School of Mines and supported by Pajarito Powder has been published the journal Nano Energy.

“Improving the bulk gas transport of Fe-N-C platinum group metal-free nanofiber electrodes via electrospinning for fuel cell applications,” Sadia Kabir, Samantha Medina, Guanxiong Wang, Guido Bender, Svitlana Pylypenko, K.C. Neyerlin. PII: S2211-2855(20)30348-7


The article is open access and can be viewed at Science Direct, here. 

Pajarito Powder manufactured the commercially available PGM-free material used for this study. The purpose of the research was to investigate and develop alternative electrode architectures to maximize bulk gas transport properties of the electrode, while not impeding the active sites of the electrocatalyst or proton resistance of the electrode.

Pajarito Powder, LLC is a domestic venture-backed startup, funded by the Verge Fund, Omphalos Venture Partners and other investors, focused on developing next-generation catalysts and catalyst supports for the fuel cell and electrolyzer industries. Working with automotive OEMs, fuel cell component companies and major electrolyzer manufacturers, Pajarito Powder is an established leader in advanced catalyst and catalyst support development in rapidly accelerating clean/green hydrogen energy industries.

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