Oorja Protonics Executes MOU with LBNL for Development of Fuel Cell Manufacturing Processes Targeting EV Applications

10 Apr 2013

Oorja ProtonicsOorja Protonics (Oorja) announced today that it has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). The MOU calls for technology co-operation between LBNL and Oorja with focus on Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) development for improved direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) and liquid-fed fuel cell systems. The objective would be to achieve superior material performance compared to the state-of-the-art with regards to key parameters such as durability, power density, material cost and manufacturability. Development of advanced manufacturing processes having a direct impact on these key parameters will form a critical part of the collaboration. It is anticipated that these technological innovations would lead to faster commercialisation of Oorja’s fuel cells in several large applications such as range-extenders for various electric vehicle (EV) platforms thus expediting EV adoption.

"Oorja’s cooperation with Berkeley Lab shall undoubtedly pioneer the development of some innovative technologies that could be game changers in the commercialisation of liquid fuel cells in multiple large market domains globally. This is an exciting phase for the entire industry." said Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra, CEO and President of Oorja Protonics, Inc.

"The cooperation with Oorja provides scientists at LBNL with a direct window to the needs of the marketplace and helps us to ensure the relevance of the Lab research. Liquid fuel cell technology is a challenging area that needs the application of fundamental science that Berkeley Lab can supply", said Dr. John Kerr, Staff Scientist at LBNL.


Source: Oorja Protonics

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