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EPA Grant Number: SU834726
Title: Grid-independent Electricity Generation for Remote Areas Based on a Unitized Hydroxide Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System

A team of students from University of California, Riverside are investigating a regenerative hydroxide exchange membrane fuel cell system as a means to store and generate electricity cleanly for remote communities. This is a fuel cell system that can be generate power using hydrogen as fuel, or in reverse as an electrolyzer to split water to generate hydrogen. The key innovation is a newly developed hydroxide exchange membrane (HEM) that allows use of inexpensive catalysts such as nickel and silver in lieu of platinum thus significantly reducing the costs of the system.

Challenge Area(s): Energy and Water

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