This is an ongoing Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) project with the US Department of Energy via Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In addition to HNEI, project partners include the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and General Motors Corporation. The project uses HNEI’s Hawai‘i Sustainable Energy Research Facility for testing effects on PEM fuel cell performance due to system contaminants. Contaminants could enter the fuel cell from the fuel or oxidant feed streams or may be created by corrosion processes inside the cell.
The primary HNEI contact for this project is Jean St.-Pierre. For more information concerning the project, see the Fuel Cell System Contaminant Testing pdf document. Details regarding a related project involving airborne contaminants can be examined by referring to the Airborne Contaminants and Fuel Cell Performationce project section of our website.
For general information about HNEI's fuel cell research activities, see our Fuel Cells research area. For particulars about fuel cell testing efforts, see the Fuel Cell Testing section of our website.