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FC-PAD, the Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability, aims to enhance the performance and spring durability of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells while simultaneously reducing their cost.

Our goal is to demonstrate world-class improvements in fuel cell performance and durability that exceed the 2020 targets set by the U.S. Department of Energy.

FC-PAD is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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Argonne National Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Los Alamos National Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory


FC-PAD's core national lab team is conducting research in six coordinated thrust areas.

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