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I. Shenzhen Key Laboratory

Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Hydrogen Energy (hereinafter referred to as "Laboratory"), relying on the Department of Materials and Scientific Engineering of Southern University of Science and Technology, was funded by the Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission in June 2016. The Laboratory is headed by Prof. Li Hui, with Prof. Lu Zhouguang as Deputy Director, and includes a number of academic committee members, including Prof. Pei Pucheng of Tsinghua University, Prof. Shao Minhua of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Prof. Liao Shijun of South China University of Technology. The laboratory is dedicated to the development of key materials for electrolytic water to hydrogen technology and hydrogen storage technology, as well as the construction of an advanced electrolytic water to hydrogen platform.


 II. Shenzhen Engineering Research Center


Shenzhen Automotive Fuel Cell Electric Stack Engineering Laboratory (hereinafter referred to as "Laboratory"), relying on the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering of Southern University of Science and Technology, was funded by the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission in 2017. It is expected to become a national-level engineering laboratory in the medium to long term and sell more than 10 billion yuan of products converted from technical achievements.

At present, the laboratory research team consists of 23 researchers, including 4 academic leaders, 3 key researchers and 19 full-time researchers, which is a multidisciplinary and multidisciplinary research team across mechanical, energy, materials, environmental science and electronic engineering.

III. Guangdong Pearl River Talents Program Innovation and Entrepreneurship Team

Nanfang University of Science and Technology (SUST) and Shenzhen Nanke Fuel Cell Co., Ltd. have jointly formed the team of "Membrane Electrode Core Component - Fuel Cell Core Component", SUST, which is responsible for researching the structure effect relationship between the key materials of membrane electrode: proton exchange membrane, catalyst and gas diffusion layer, and developing the large-scale production process of the above key materials; developing the integrated integrated preparation process of very large-scale electrodes.

Shenzhen Nanke Fuel Cell Co., Ltd. is responsible for testing and judging whether the membrane electrodes developed by the fuel cell team at Southern University of Science and Technology can be used in the production of automotive fuel cell electric reactors.


IV. Shenzhen High-level Talent Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Team

Ltd. was funded by Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission in August 2016. Through theoretical exploration and process development, the project has been focusing on key materials preparation, key components design and production, overall design of the electric reactor, electric reactor operation performance improvement and other aspects of the electric reactor technology of automotive fuel cells.

V. Support programme for pilot lines for industrialization

Proton exchange membrane fuel cell membrane electrode automation production line, relying on Shenzhen Nanke Fuel Cell Co. It is expected that after 1 year, an automated production line for membrane electrodes of proton exchange membrane fuel cell with international leading level will be built, and after commissioning and trial operation, the production of membrane electrodes will start, first meet the demand of its own electric reactor assembly, lock in 2-3 large strategic partners, and develop customers who need membrane electrodes during this period.

After six months of commissioning and trial run, the production capacity of this automated membrane electrode production line was increased to 120MW/year, and the production capacity of CCM was increased to 100,000 square meters/year, and the sale of the production membrane electrodes and CCM began, in order to recover the investment cost and start to make a profit within the following year.

We are expanding this membrane electrode automation line with profitable capital to meet the growing domestic demand for advanced clean energy fuel cells. With this opportunity, the automated production line of membrane electrodes will become a banner of clean energy in China, and enjoy a certain reputation in the world clean energy field. We also use the automated production line of membrane electrodes as a platform to train a group of R&D and engineering talents in the field of materials and clean energy.

Patent Certificate


1. Anode gas diffusion electrodes and fuel cells, Inventions, ZL201710873542.3

2. Gas Diffusion Layer and its Preparation Methods and Fuel Cells, Inventions, ZL201710874025.8      

3. A fuel cell capable of improving endplate stress, invention, ZL201711035312.6  

4. Anode gas diffusion electrodes and fuel cells, utility model, ZL201721236316.6  

5. Fuel Cell 3-in-1 Detection Device and System, Utility Model, ZL201721236389.5

6. Quick release fixture, utility model, ZL201721236116.0     

7. Fuel cells, utility models, ZL201721266460.4    

8. An MEA Detection Fixture, Utility Model, ZL201721873580.0    

9. A special fixture for bipolar plate processing, utility model, ZL201821583416.0  

10. A bipolar plate and a membrane electrode pickup device comprising the bipolar plate, utility model, ZL201821761086.X

11. A fuel cell electric reactor air tightness testing device, utility model ZL201821358171.1   

12. Fuel cell bipolar plate sealing structure, utility model, ZL201920088270.0  

13. Hot melt head structure for a hot melt machine, utility model, ZL201920090717.8  

      14. Filtration systems, utility models, ZL201920097219.6     

Scientific publications


1PEM Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production: Principles and Applications

It provides researchers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of PEM water technology, analyzes the most advanced technical strategies and mechanisms in the field of PEM water, identifies various failure modes and failure mechanisms, and provides a series of instructions on component degradation testing methods.


2PEM Fuel Cell Diagnostic Tools

Different types of diagnostic tools used by fuel cell researchers in proton exchange membrane fuel cell research are introduced, and in situ and non-in situ diagnostic methods for proton exchange membrane fuel cells are described in detail, where in situ diagnostics include polarization curves, electrochemical AC impedance, cyclic voltammetry, magnetic resonance imaging techniques, neutron scattering and other techniques to study multiphase flow and water management in fuel cells, non-in situ diagnostics include XRD, SEM, TEM, x-ray, CT and other techniques to reveal their micro or nanostructures and segmented cell embedded sensor techniques to achieve local property mapping. Provides an effective diagnostic means for researchers to explore the performance and durability of fuel cells in greater depth and to reveal detailed relationships between performance and durability


3PEM Fuel Cell Failure Mode Analysis

The failure mode of the proton exchange membrane fuel cell is mainly analyzed, and the catalyst attenuation, catalyst carrier attenuation, proton membrane attenuation, porous transfer layer attenuation, bipolar plate attenuation, other component attenuation and impurities, environment, operation-induced attenuation mechanism and improvement measures are elaborated in detail. It provides comprehensive basic theoretical knowledge for breaking through technical bottlenecks in proton exchange membrane fuel cell performance, reliability and durability, which is important for the design of new fuel cell high performance products.

4PEMFCs: Contamination and Mitigation Strategies

This work covers the nature, sources and electrochemistry of contaminants; their effects on fuel cell performance and lifetime; and the mechanisms of contamination. The book presents methods and tools for diagnosing various pollution phenomena and strategies for mitigating the adverse effects of pollution; describes key issues for future fuel cell pollution and control; contains recent research and new developments in proton exchange membrane fuel cell pollution and important new directions. It provides a comprehensive overview of almost every aspect of fuel cell pollution, from the basics to the applications. To provide researchers with the impact of proton exchange membrane fuel cell pollution and mitigation strategies to improve fuel cell performance.


5Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy in PEM Fuel Cells: Fundamentals &Applications

This work describes the basic principles, measurement techniques and application areas of the AC impedance spectrum. An overview of the general field of PEM fuel cells, electrochemical fundamentals, basic principles of impedance spectra, equivalent circuits and their AC impedance spectra commonly used in PEM fuel cell diagnostics, advances in EIS techniques and applications, and analysis of typical examples are presented. The design, materials, components, operation, diagnostics and systems areas of this work are the direct result of years of work on PEM fuel cell EIS diagnostics. Provides fuel cell researchers and electrochemists with an understanding of EIS technology and a detailed guide to its application in PEM fuel cells. AC impedance spectroscopy, or electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, is considered a powerful technique by scientists and engineers in testing and diagnostic tools for fuel cell development.

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