The Fuel Cell Consortium for Performance and Durability (FC-PAD) coordinates national laboratory activities related to fuel cell performance and durability, provides technical expertise, and integrates activities with industrial developers.
The cost and durability of current polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) are major barriers to their commercial use for stationary or transportation power generation. By bringing together proven expertise in the core national laboratories and building on existing capabilities, FC-PAD plans to demonstrate world-class improvements in fuel cell performance and durability that exceed the 2020 targets set by the U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO).
FC-PAD's core lab team consists of five national laboratories and leverages a multi-disciplinary team and capabilities to accelerate improvements in PEMFC performance and durability. Los Alamos National Laboratory is the consortium lead, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is the deputy lead, and Argonne National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are technical partners. Innovations from the broader research and development community will be brought into the FC-PAD consortium through funding opportunity announcements and national lab partnerships.
FC-PAD will aid in the understanding of—and lead to significant improvements in—fuel cell performance and durability.
FC-PAD is guided by a steering committee that includes members from each of the core national labs and DOE.View the org chart
Find contact information and biographies for FC-PAD's leaders and technical capabilities experts.See our research team
FC-PAD has five core national lab partners and will add industry and university partners in the future.See our partners