is a three-year research and development project supported by a grant of €7.0 million from Europe’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), under Grant Agreement Number 700127, a unique public-private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration in the fuel cell and hydrogen energy sectors in Europe.  This industry-led project has an overall aim of bringing together the most advanced critical PEMFC stack components existing today and integrating these into a fuel cell that is capable of delivering on the most challenging of the performance, durability and cost targets required for large-scale automotive fuel cell commercialisation.

The components have already been consistently demonstrated in the laboratory and are being further developed, scaled and integrated into an advanced generation automotive fuel cell stack to demonstrate the application of the technology in an industrially-relevant environment. 
Consortium members include fuel cell component suppliers, academic institutions and car manufacturer BMW Group.

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      • September 2017

        INSPIRE made a poster presentation on "Improving the Durability of Shape-controlled Octahedral Pt Alloy Nanoparticle Catalysts for use in fuel cell cathodes" during the 68th Annual International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) Meeting, 27 August - 1 September 2017, Providence, Rhode Island, USA -
        Conference website:

      • August 2017

        INSPIRE brochure is now ready for download
        Access to the PDF file

      • 10-11 May 2017

        INSPIRE 12M progress meeting hosted by CNRS at La Grande Motte, France

      • March 2017

        INSPIRE will make an invited presentation during the European Fuel Cell Car Workshop (EFCW2017), March 1-3, 2017, Orléans, France, organised by the FCH JU SMARTCat Project -
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      • December