MEA and Stacks for Fuel cell power generators –
an alternative to conventional sources of uninterruptible power supply and
New membrane electrode assembly and stacks for PEM Fuel Cell
Usage of «dirty» hydrogen
up to 100 ppm CO.
No humidiﬁcation system.
Working at low tempratures
without additional heating.
Low Platinum usage:
1kW stack cost $1175.
Membrane Electrode Assembly
New SnO2 - SbO4 / Pt Catalyst
Membrane modiﬁcation technology
still a short period of time that requires the use of a battery or
Telecommunications installations with backup fuel cell power
The modiﬁed membrane becomes moisture independent
and works without additional heating at low temperatures
(now -5C, potentially up to -40C)
NO humidiﬁcation and air cooling systems
High tolerance to CO, lower hydrogen fuel purity is
needed (50-100 ppm CO)
Applicable to DuPont membranes (or other)
Utilization of nanostructured platinum catalyst PtC
in highly dispersed oxide and oxide-carbon carrier
lead to: lower platinum usage for cathodes (down to
100 mcg/cm2) and anodes (down to 50 mcg/cm2)
Lifetime 2Х higher (40.000h) than best known Fuel cell competitor
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Start temperature from -5 0С (potentially -40 0С) to +40 0С Danther Power from 00С
Competitive advantages towards FC PEM competitors
2X stack CAPEX reduction
humidiﬁcation system and air cooling system replacement
5X reduce cost of generated energy
Proof of concept (catalyst + membrane): 1-2W cells
Lab sample developed and tested: MEA with moisture independent (H2) membrane ( -5C),
rh=0%, size: 5*5cm up to 40*40cm, Platinum: cathodes: 0,3 mg/cm2, anodes: 0,1 mg/cm2,
2013: $60 revenue from commercial R&D
In talks with clients:
- Avangard 500: Backup
- Avgur: manufacturer of airships
- Degtyarev Factory: robotics on PEMFC
Targets for MEA
Catalyst: High tollerance to CO in hydrogen (up to 100 ppm)
Membrane: moisture independent (- 40 C), ability to replace humidiﬁcation block from FC system
- Shell: power units for materials handling
- Ministry of Defence Russia: unmanned aircraft vehicles
- Russian Railways: auxiliary power units
Platinum usage: cathodes: 0,1 mg/cm2, anodes: 0,05 mg/cm2
UPS global market: 2X growth in 10 years
2010 2015 2020
Fuel cell global market: ~25% annual growth
2011 2014 2017
4 years of experience in managing high-tech ventures.
2 years in venture capital.
20 years of research in electrochemistry and electrocatalysts for fuel cells.
Custom R&D for Nissan, Samsung, Norilsk Nickel.
Publications in «Catalysis today», «Chemical communication» etc., (h = 12).
Daniel Shaposhnikov, co-founder and early investor
Yuri Dobrovolsky, Doctor of Chemistry, co-founder
Sergey Nefedkin, Doctor of Engineering, co-founder
20 years of research in hydrogen energy sources.
R&D and business development plan
Fuel cell Stack
Product ready (small lot):
09.2014 early 2015
MEA & Stacks
Seed round ($110k)
hard commitment from Atom Partners in addition to Skolkovo grant
1-y Golutvinsky, b.6, Moscow
+7 495 972 8173
A Round ($1,4M): February 2014
- Term sheet for $700K from RussianVC
- Atom Partners follow on round opportunity
- Skolkovo $700k grant opportunity