BALBAS aims to investigate whether coated Aluminum alloys can be used for bipolar plates in fuel cells (BPP).
To determine if it is possible to use coated Aluminum alloys as bipolar plates, the contact resistance needs to be low and the corrosion resistance good during the life of the product.
The project intends to use methodology developed for exsitu aging, but also test in a real fuel cell to verify the relevance of the exsitu methods.
Instrumental surface characterization is performed before and after the aging tests. Furthermore , there are matters related to formability and joining techniques for Aluminium of thin sheets that are considered separately.
Bipolar plate of Aluminium
Coordinator, project manager and participant
4 500 000 SEK