Project Details


Platinum group metals (PGM) are currently highly demanded due to their unique properties which have made them indispensable in
different strategic sectors as renewable energy, electric mobility and digital technologies.
Unfortunately, PGMs are costly and Europe depends on their importation from other continents, which is nowadays a high risk for the
development of strategic applications in key industrial sectors. For these reasons PGMs are categorized as critical raw materials (CRM)
by the EC. Thus, finding alternatives to them is critical for the EU economy. In this context, NICKEFFECT project has identified an
opportunity to replace these materials in key applications as electrolysers electrodes, fuel cells catalysts and magneto-electronic
NICKEFFECT will develop and validate at least 3 new materials, together with the coating methodologies (including process
modelling) and decision support tools for materials selection (integrating safe and sustainable by design (SSbD) criteria and materials
Effective start/end date1/06/2231/05/26


  • coating
  • Films

Flemish discipline codes 2018-2023

  • Functional materials


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