Hystar receives Norwegian government funding to further develop its electrolyser stack

Norwegian electrolyser developer and manufacturer Hystar has received funding from the Research Council of Norway for a new R&D project named HYSTACK-II. The funding of over NOK 17 million (approximately €1.5 million) will be used by the company to further develop its PEM electrolyser stack.

The HYSTACK project has enabled Hystar to develop a proprietary PEM stack platform for production of green hydrogen, which will be used in all of Hystar’s upcoming electrolyser projects. The project has made it possible for Hystar to build significant additional competence within several scientific and engineering fields for stack design and manufacture, as well as increasing the competence at the collaborating R&D providers.

The increased performance of the Hystar PEM electrolyser stack has led to a reduction in energy consumption for the water electrolysis process, from approximately 55 kWh/kg to 50 kWh/kg, thereby decreasing the cost of hydrogen production and reducing the need for renewable power.

Hystar R&D Engineer Hamid Zamanizadeh said: “Hystar already offers a highly efficient and cost-effective electrolyser stack. The primary objective of HYSTACK-II is to substantially decrease the CAPEX of Hystar’s electrolyser stack by reducing dependence on expensive catalysts, coatings, and crucial raw materials.”

Hystar’s HYSTACK-II project is among the 25 projects focusing on renewable energy production, energy utilization, and power systems that have been chosen for funding by the Research Council of Norway, as part of an investment totalling NOK 216 million (~€19.1 million).

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