For fuel cells to operate, membranes are needed to carry hydrogen ions and protons from the anode to the cathode to enable electrons to pass and produce a voltage. These exchange membranes are sandwiched between an anode electrode and a cathode electrode in most fuel cells. Oceanit’s functional fabric technology allows these membranes to be replaced with a less expensive and better performing membrane.
Fuel cell membranes are one of the most promising fuel cell technologies with the ability to operate a low enough temperature suitable for homes and vehicles. But their fuels must be purified, and a platinum catalyst is used on both sides of the membrane, raising costs.
- Longer operating durability
- Lower cost and better performing membrane