The purpose of this 19-month project is to accelerate low-cost electrolyser development, with the aim of reducing both operating and capital costs. High-level activities include development of membranes optimized for electrolysis applications, development of advanced catalysts, including high-volume manufacturing and recycling techniques, surface coating techniques to reduce precious metal usage, and cell stack integration and testing in a full system at the ERDC-CERL. The project also has options for additional funding.
“We are excited to receive this funding from the Department of Defense,” said Kathy Ayers, Vice President of Research and Development at Nel. “This project will be an important enabler for renewable hydrogen generation at scale for industrial applications with the PEM technology.”