• Recent advancements on non-platinum based catalyst electrode material for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells: a mini techno-economic review

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      PEM fuel cell; electrodes; non-platinum catalysts; carbon; oxygen reduction reaction (ORR).

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      The crucial component involved in a polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell stack is the catalyst electrode material which performs a significant role in reaction kinetics and subsequently on the performance. Recent days have given impetus to the advancements of a relatively cost-effective, yet high-performance electrocatalyst for PEM fuel cell application. Qualitative studies reveal that significant advancements in the stability and activity of non-platinum electrocatalysts were achieved that could make a significant contribution on commercializing the PEM fuel cells in a vast scale. The present paper reviews the non-platinum-based electrode materials used for PEM fuel cell in the past sevenyears (2015–2021) and also envisages on the role of novel cost-effective electrode materials. In addition, the paper also provides a critical snapshot on the advancements of the PEM fuel cell electrode materials in diverse operatingenvironment.

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      DINESH KUMAR MADHESWARAN ARUNKUMAR JAYAKUMAR1

      1. Department of Automobile Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, SRM Nagar, Kattankulathur 603203, India
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