ELECTROHYPEM Project information
is a project of the 7th European Framework Programme of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), running between 2012 and 2015.
The overall objective of the ELECTROHYPEM
project is to develop cost-effective components for proton conducting membrane electrolysers with enhanced activity and stability in order to reduce stack and system costs and to improve efficiency, performance and durability.
The focus of the project is concerning mainly with low-cost electrocatalysts and membrane development. The project is addressing the validation of these materials in a PEM electrolyser (1 Nm3 H2/h) for residential applications in the presence of renewable power sources.
The aim is to contribute to the road-map addressing the achievement of a wide scale decentralised hydrogen production infrastructure.
Polymer electrolytes developed in the project concern with novel chemically stabilised ionomers and hydrocarbon membranes, as well as their composites with inorganic fillers, characterised by high conductivity and better resistance than conventional Nafion membranes to H2-O2 cross-over and mechanical degradation under high pressure operation.
Low noble-metal loading nanosized mixed-oxides oxygen evolution electrocatalysts, highly dispersed on high surface area conductive supports are developed.
Membrane-electrode assemblies are validated in a PEM electrolyser prototypes operating in a wide range of temperature and pressure.
The stack performance is assessed in the presence of current profiles simulating intermittent conditions.
involves university, research organisations and industrial partners from four EU member states.
ELECTROHYPEM Project details
|Start date: 01 July 2012||Duration: 36 months|
|Cost: € 2.8 million||FCH-JU funding: € 1.3 million|
|Contract type: Collaborative Project||FCH-JU grant n°: 300081 |