Reduction in Fabrication Costs of Gas Diffusion Layers

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Ballard Material Products (BMP) performed a pre-design technical and cost analysis of state of the art production technologies feasible for high volume GDL manufacturing. Based upon criteria that also included environmental health and safety, customer quality requirements, and future needs, BMP selected technologies that can be integrated into its current manufacturing process. These selections included Many-At-A-Time (MAAT) coating and continuous mixing technologies, as well as various on-line process control tools. These processes have allowed BMP to produce high performance GDLs at lower cost for near-term markets, as well as to define the inputs needed to develop a conceptual Greenfield facility ... continued below

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Morgan, Jason; Connors, Donald & Hickner, Michael July 10, 2012.

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Ballard Material Products (BMP) performed a pre-design technical and cost analysis of state of the art production technologies feasible for high volume GDL manufacturing. Based upon criteria that also included environmental health and safety, customer quality requirements, and future needs, BMP selected technologies that can be integrated into its current manufacturing process. These selections included Many-At-A-Time (MAAT) coating and continuous mixing technologies, as well as various on-line process control tools. These processes have allowed BMP to produce high performance GDLs at lower cost for near-term markets, as well as to define the inputs needed to develop a conceptual Greenfield facility to meet the cost targets for automotive volumes of 500,000 vehicles per year.

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  • Report No.: Final Technical Report
  • Grant Number: FG36-08GO18051
  • DOI: 10.2172/1045355 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1045355
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc842533

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Morgan, Jason; Connors, Donald & Hickner, Michael. Reduction in Fabrication Costs of Gas Diffusion Layers, report, July 10, 2012; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc842533/: accessed August 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.