Argonne and Los Alamos National Laboratories Team Up To Develop More Affordable Fuel Cell Components

Argonne National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, March 2, 2016 – Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne and Los Alamos national laboratories have teamed up to support a DOE initiative through the creation of the Electrocatalysis Consortium (ElectroCat), a collaboration devoted to finding an effective but cheaper alternative to platinum in hydrogen fuel cells. Announced on February 24, 2016, ElectroCat is dedicated to finding new ways to replace rare and costly platinum group metals in fuel cell cathodes with more accessible and inexpensive substitutes — such as materials based on the earth-abundant metals iron and cobalt.