HyPE–FC - High performance fuel cells for road, rail and boat traffic

The polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC) is being developed worldwide to provide sustainable, environmentally friendly and efficient energy delivery. As a drive concept for electric vehicles, the PEFC is already in the process of large-scale market launch. For the mass production of PEFCs, however, the further reduction of system costs and the construction of production infrastructures are necessary. A significant contribution to the cost reduction must be achieved at the heart of the fuel cell, the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) and the bipolar plates. For this purpose, innovative production methods for the production of fuel cells with high power densities are analyzed and developed.

Involved Organizations

  • Yokohama National University
  • Univerza v Ljubljani
  • Université de Poitiers, Institut de chimie des milieux et des matériaux de Poitiers , IC2MP
  • Sveučilište u Splitu
  • Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer (TU Graz)
  • Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials (TU Graz)
  • Institute of Production Engineering (TU Graz)
  • Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (TU Graz)


  • Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG) , FFG
Viktor Hacker
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Institut für Chemische Verfahrenstechnik und Umwelttechnik
Inffeldgasse 25/C/IV
8010 Graz

+43 316 873 - 8780
+43 316 873 - 108780
Maximilian Grandi
Dipl.-Ing. BSc


02/2019 - 04/2020

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