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BASF Opens Membrane Electrode Assembly Plant for Fuel Cells

8:07 AM MDT | June 1, 2009 | Robert Westervelt

BASF has opened a production facility in Somerset, NJ for ready-to-use, high-temperature membrane electrode assembly (MEA) units used in fuel cells. The company has invested about $10 million in the Somerset facility and a total of about €130 million ($181 million) in fuel cell development over the past few years, says Horst-Tore Land, CEO of BASF Fuel Cell. The MEA units are multilayer components containing a proton-conducting membrane between two electrodes coated with precious metal catalysts. All of the materials and components are made at the...

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