STTR Phase I: Cost Effective Core-Shell Nanocatalysts for PEM Fuel Cells

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$150K

Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Bettergy Corp.
8 John Walsh Blvd., Suite 321 Array
Peekskill, NY 10566
Principal Investigator

Research Institution

University of Rochester
518 Hylan, River Campusbox 27014
Rochester, NY 14627
Institution POC

Abstract

This SBIR Phase I project will develop proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells as a power source for automobiles and stationary or portable power applications. Currently, the high cost of the PEM fuel cell limits their commercial applications. A significant cost of a PEM fuel cell comes from the use of Platinum. This project intends to develop a low cost core shell nanostructured catalyst which has the advantages of high specific catalyst activity as well as controllable shape and size.