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BibTex format

author = {Jaouen, F and Jones, D and Coutard, N and Artero, V and Strasser, P and Kucernak, A},
doi = {10.1595/205651318X696828},
journal = {Johnson Matthey Technology Review},
pages = {231--255},
title = {Toward platinum group metal-free catalysts for hydrogen/airproton-exchange membrane fuel cells},
url = {},
volume = {62},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - The status, concepts and challenges toward catalysts free of platinum group metal (pgm) elements for proton-exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) are reviewed. Due to the limited reserves of noble metals in the Earth’s crust, a major challenge for the worldwide development of PEMFC technology is to replace Pt with pgm-free catalysts with sufficient activity and stability. The priority target is the substitution of cathode catalysts (oxygen reduction) that account for more than 80% of pgms in current PEMFCs. Regarding hydrogen oxidation at the anode, ultralow Pt content electrodes have demonstrated good performance, but alternative non-pgm anode catalysts are desirable to increase fuel cell robustness, decrease the H2 purity requirements and ease the transition from H2 derived from natural gas to H2 produced from water and renewable energy sources.
AU - Jaouen,F
AU - Jones,D
AU - Coutard,N
AU - Artero,V
AU - Strasser,P
AU - Kucernak,A
DO - 10.1595/205651318X696828
EP - 255
PY - 2018///
SN - 2056-5135
SP - 231
TI - Toward platinum group metal-free catalysts for hydrogen/airproton-exchange membrane fuel cells
T2 - Johnson Matthey Technology Review
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 62
ER -