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Renewable Energy through New Electrolysis catalysts for Water splitting

Project description

Developing cheaper catalysts for water splitting

Climate change is growing into humanity’s biggest threat. Renewable energy and energy storage technologies top a list of solutions. One such solution is proton exchange membrane electrolysis, which generates hydrogen by splitting water in proton exchange membranes. However, its use of high-cost electrocatalysts comprising rare earth metals, including iridium, ruthenium and platinum, make it an unattractive option. The EU-funded RENEW project aims to change this by conducting research and documenting water oxidation catalysts to develop a cheaper catalyst utilising more abundant metals like cobalt, iron and nickel. The findings of this project could potentially transform energy sectors worldwide.

Coordinator

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA
Net EU contribution
€ 160 932,48
Address
Avenida Paissos Catalans 16
43007 Tarragona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Tarragona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00