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Techno-Economics of a New High Throughput Process for Proton Exchange Membranes Manufacturing

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World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8(2), 431-442; https://doi.org/10.3390/wevj8020431
Published: 24 June 2016
NRC developed an innovative process for efficiently producing one of the PEMFC key components; the polymeric electrolyte. The process developed is based on the use of bifunctional additives and highthroughput melt-processing technologies. This work demonstrates the Techno-economic Cost Modeling (TCM) methodology to model the economics of production scale-up of NRC technology, and to analyze the feasibility of commercialization for different Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV) annual production scenarios. Results were compared with the SOTA process used to manufacture e-PTFE reinforced composite perfluorosulfonic acid (PFSA) membranes based on solution-casting.
Keywords: cost analysis; fuel cell; materials; proton exchange membrane; PEMFC cost analysis; fuel cell; materials; proton exchange membrane; PEMFC
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Toupin, M.; Malek, K.; Mokrini, A. Techno-Economics of a New High Throughput Process for Proton Exchange Membranes Manufacturing. World Electr. Veh. J. 2016, 8, 431-442.

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