Hydrogen Fuel Cell Catalyst


HKQAI has developed a low-cost production process of platinum catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells. The producted platinum catalyst particles have uniform size and good dispersion.

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Commercialisation opportunities
Collaboration Research and Technology Licensing
Problem addressed

The cost of platinum catalysts in fuel cells accounts for a high proportion of their price, and it is also a key factor determining the performance of fuel cells. The traditional production method is complicated and energy-intensive, and the particle size of the producted catalyst is difficult to control, so the catalytic performance is relatively poor.

  • Size-controllable platinum nanoparticle size
  • No more need of pyrolitic procedures
  • Single step procedure adaptable to create also other products (i.e. novel carbon sheet electrode)
Key impact
  • Cost reduction for catalyst powder up to 70%
  • The production process is energy-saving, environmentally friendly and non-toxic
  • Suitable for large-scale intelligent production lines
  • Platinum catalysts in fuel cells
  • Other noble metal catalysts

Hong Kong Quantum AI Lab, also known as The Centre of Machine Learning for Energy Materials and Devices, was established through a collaboration between HKU and Caltech. It is funded by InnoHK, the world-class ten-billion I&T initiative of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. The centre is dedicated to making breakthroughs in the fundamental research area of AI + quantum chemistry and applying the latest scientific discoveries and technological advancements to facilitate the transformation and development of microelectronics, new energy, materials industries through digital technology.

Our areas of technological research and development include the AI + quantum chemistry simulation platform for discovering new materials, Li-ion battery design and simulation tools, battery health and life diagnosis tools, solid-state batteries, new catalysts, OLED emitter materials, robotic technologies, and more.

For more information, please visit https://hkqai.com