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Scientists to gain from view inside of fuel cells
Date:10/28/2013

Powerful scanners that give scientists a direct line of sight into hydrogen fuel cells are the latest tools Simon Fraser University researchers will use to help Ballard Power Systems Inc create more durable, lower-cost fuel cells. Use of these fuel cells in vehicles can substantially reduce harmful emissions in the transportation sector.

The new Nano X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT) tools will become part of a nationally unique fuel cell testing and characterization facility. The new four-year, $6.5 million project is receiving $3.39 million in funding from Automotive Partnership Canada (APC).

It's one of 10 university-industry partnerships receiving a total of more than $52 million ($30 million from APC, leveraged by more than $22 million from industry and other partners) announced today by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Research carried out in the new visualization facility, expected to be operational by spring, will further the ongoing research collaboration between Ballard and SFU.

"This will be an unprecedented, world-class testing facility dedicated entirely to this project over the next four years," says principal investigator Erik Kjeang, an internationally known fuel cell expert and director of SFU's Fuel Cell Research Laboratory (FCRel). "Beyond its capabilities, that's a strength in itself."

Says Ballard's Research Manager Shanna Knights: "It's a unique opportunity, to have dedicated access to highly specialized equipment and access to university experts who are focused on Ballard's needs."

Researchers will use the facility to develop and advance the technology required for the company's next generation of fuel cell products, helping to meet its targets related to extending fuel cell life while improving efficiency.

Kjeang, an assistant professor in SFU's School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, says the new, sophisticated nano-scale scannin
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Contact: Marianne Meadahl
Marianne_Meadahl@sfu.ca
778-782-9017
Simon Fraser University
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