Special Issue on Materials for Low Temperature Fuel Cells

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Dear all,

I am guest coeditor with Dr. Mario Aparicio this special issue concerning "Advanced researchers in Materials for Low Temperature Fuel Cells". We strongly encourage you to participate in this Special Issue of Energies MDPI (impact factor 2.702)

We are waiting for your exciting scientific contribution.

Special Issue "Advanced Researches in Materials for Low Temperature Fuel Cells" is online.

Guest Editors: Dr. Mario Aparicio (maparicio@icv.csic.es) y Dr. Jadra Mosa (jmosa@icv.csic.es).

low temperature fuel cells; catalysts; membranes; bipolar plates; membrane electrode assemblies (MEA); diffusion layers; catalysis layers.

The increasingly pressing environmental problems require an accelerated transition towards a model based on electricity generation different from that related to the consumption of fossil fuels. This situation is especially relevant in the case of transport, although it is also applicable to stationary systems in industry and cities. Low temperature fuel cells applied to transportation are a very interesting alternative in this change of model based on some advantages such as high recharging speed and autonomy between refueling compared to batteries. Although hydrogen is the main fuel in this type of fuel cell, other compounds such as methanol and ethanol are also used. These alcohols, in addition to other possible organic compounds, are of great interest since they are in a liquid state at room temperature, facilitating their transport and storage, in addition to the fact that they can be obtained from the recycling of carbon dioxide and biomass. On the other hand, there are different challenges related with materials that need to be overcome so that this type of fuel cells can achieve extensive and competitive applicability. Taking hydrogen-fueled low-temperature fuel cells as an example, some of these challenges focus on: 1) the development of new catalysts with a lower load of noble metals and greater tolerance to impurities such as carbon monoxide, 2) bipolar plates more efficient, lighter and with a lower cost, 3) ionic conductive membranes with higher conductivity, thermal and chemical stability, and a greater operating temperature range, 4) more efficient membrane-electrode assemblies (MEA), including diffusion and catalysis layers, and 5) new approaches to current designs of this type of fuel cells.
This special issue aims to bring together original research articles or reviews of new or optimized low temperature fuel cell materials both from a fundamental or applied point of view.
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