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Our Advanced Technology is a Game Changer for the Industry

PROTON EXCHANGE MEMBRANE (PEM)

People in the PEM fuel cell industry are trying extremely hard to develop thinner members for higher conductance and lower cost. However, a thinner membrane can cause hydrogen and oxygen gas to pass through (fuel crossover), resulting in issues related with fuel efficiency and durability.

Perfluorosulfonic Acid (PFSA) material is the most used material for PEM membranes. Because fluoride-materials are toxic, the use of PFSA membranes may be regulated in the future. To avoid this issue, the industry needs to find a substitute material.

Higher Conductance

Extremely Thin

No Fuel Crossover

Mpower has developed a first of its kind dense Covalent Organic Framework (COF) membrane for PEM applications.

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Mpower's membrane has staggered stacking, which can inhibit gas transport and prevent fuel crossover. Through customizing the COF functional group, Mpower can promote great conductance and achieve great acid resistivity. Our COF membrane contains minimal fluoride material, and therefore will not cause any potential environmental or healthy risk.

We utilize cutting-edge nano porous material to create innovative membranes and solve the most critical challenges in hydrogen fuel cells. We focus on design, development and demonstration of our innovative, high performance, and competitive cost product solutions and work with manufacturing partners to deliver high quality products to our customers.

PEMFC CATALYST

In the fuel cell vehicle, catalyst comprises nearly 20% of the fuel cell system cost, the majority of which comes from precious metal such as platinum. Without a technology breakthrough, it will be difficult to significantly reduce the amount of platinum used for the catalyst, and high cost of platinum will remain an obstacle. Therefore, the industry must find alternatives to replace platinum in order to make fuel cell affordable.

Higher Surface Area

Less Precious Metal

Lower Catalyst Cost

Using our disruptive technology, Mpower can replace platinum with base metals such as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc, and atomically distribute these metals into a carbon-nitrogen matrix. Because of this, the catalytic performance of these metals can be improved to a similar or higher level of that of platinum. Since the cost of base metals is 100 times less than that of platinum, the cost of the catalyst can be significantly reduced. 

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