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.
Volume 45, 2022
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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