PGM Free Catalyst

PEMFC based on platinum group metal free structured cathodes

Fuel cells, as an efficient energy conversion technology, and hydrogen, as a clean energy carrier, have a great potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Among that, Proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) is the fuel cell predilection technology for automotive applications with a large deployment horizon by 2025-2030.

PEGASUS project is exploring a promising route towards the removal of Pt and other critical raw materials (CRM) from PEMFC and their replacement by non-critical elements & structures enabling efficient and stable electro-catalysis conditions for an appropriate use as Pt-alternative competitive cathodic catalysts.

The overall aim of this project is to bring up the experimental proof of concept for novel catalysts materials & structures with the technical and economic targets.

Discover the project presentation Discover the technical presentation


Fuel cells & Hydrogen for sustainbility

PEGASUS has been awarded by the FCH-JU in answer to the call line :

FCH-01-2-2017: Towards next generation of PEMFC: Non-PGM catalysts, described in the 2017 annual work plan and budget.

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration (RTD) activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.

Its aim is to accelerate the market introduction of these technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

View the website

PEGASUS has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 779550. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe research.


PGM Free Catalyst

19 juillet 2021

Newsletter of the PEGASUS project – 30-Jun-2021

Characterisation of MEAs with PEGASUS catalyst by operando neutron radiography In March 2021 CEA characterised a set of MEAs integrating […]
3 juin 2021

Pegasus Workshop

The Pegasus WS is organized on 14-15 June 2021. Description and objectives: Presentation of the results obtained in the FCH-JU […]
4 mars 2020

PEGASUS Newsletter – Feb-2020

The latest PEGASUS newsletter is now available on the link : PEGASUS newsletter Feb-2020