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Equipment for the ERDF Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre

The focus of the MFCIC is advanced materials for fuel cells. The University requires a suite of modular low power fuel cells units (PEM, SOFC, etc.) which can be used to test our materials and to conduct condition-monitoring experiments. A suite of cells and associated hydrogen generation facilities will also be required. These units will also be used in our teaching/training activities. A wide range of liquid and gaseous fuels can be reformed into hydrogen. Our activities in this field will include: i) exploring metallic and organic/inorganic catalyst materials produced via wet-chemical synthesis ii) bimetallic catalysts will also be explored where the active nanomaterial is immobilised onto larger micro materials which, results in greater surface areas but keep costs low; iii) exploring a range of mesoporous oxides as heterogeneous catalysts with varying compositions, surface structure and functionality towards clean-up efficiency iv) coating of identified catalysts onto a range of materials such as planar and 3D microstructures. A catalytic testing rig is required to measure the efficiency/effectiveness of our materials.


Arwyn Evans
All Saints Campus
M15 6BH
United Kingdom
0161 247 1874

Contract value: 1700000

Published: 8 May 2017, Receipt by: 5 Jun 2017