New membrane and advanced catalysts slash costs of hydrogen production by electrolysis
Bringing together academia and industry, the EU-funded CHANNEL project is developing a novel, cost efficient 2 kW electrolyser stack based on anion exchange membrane (AEM) to boost hydrogen generation by water electrolysis. The AEM electrolyser will use low-cost materials including non-platinum group metal electrocatalysts, porous transport layers, current collectors, bipolar plates, and state-of-the-art anion exchange membranes and ionomers. The electrolyser will be designed to operate at differential pressure with a capital cost equal to or lower than classical alkaline electrolysis. However, unlike alkaline technology, CHANNEL’s AEM electrolyser aims to achieve efficiency and current density operation close to that of a proton exchange membrane electrolyser.
Fields of science
- H2020-EU.3.3. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Secure, clean and efficient energy Main Programme
- H2020-EU.126.96.36.199. - Increase the energy efficiency of production of hydrogen mainly from water electrolysis and renewable sources while reducing operating and capital costs, so that the combined system of the hydrogen production and the conversion using the fuel cell system can compete with the alternatives for electricity production available on the market
Funding SchemeFCH2-RIA - Research and Innovation action
The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.
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