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Spin-polarized Catalysts for Energy-Efficient AEM Water Electrolysis

Project description

Spin-polarised catalysts for cost-effective hydrogen production

Hydrogen tops the EU’s list as a promising, clean, cost-effective and low-carbon fuel, and water electrolysis based on renewable energy represents a potential technology for its production. However, wide implementation is prevented by the requirement of rare and expensive platinum group metals (PGMs) to catalyse the cathodic hydrogen evolution reaction and the anodic oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Therefore, the development of efficient PGM-free catalysts is instrumental for realising the EU's decarbonisation objectives. The EU-funded SpinCat project will create a new class of magnetic earth-abundant catalysts that, through spin polarisation, can promote catalytic activity towards OER by a factor of three as compared to state-of-the-art catalysts, establishing cost-effective hydrogen production without the use of PGMs.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

LABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA LIN
Net EU contribution
€ 744 375,00
Address
Avenida Mestre Jose Veiga
4715-330 Braga
Portugal

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Region
Continente Norte Cávado
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

MAGNETOCAT SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 587 500,00
Address
Calle General Pola Vieja 9 3 Izq
03012 Alicante

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Alicante/Alacant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HYDROLITE LTD
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 600 500,00
Address
Hamahshev 2
3088 900 Netanya

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 667 611,25
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven

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Region
Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 758 252,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00