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WH Gelsenkirchen

WESTFALISCHE HOCHSCHULE GELSENKIRCHEN, BOCHOLT, RECKLINHAUSEN
Country: Germany
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  • Funder: EC Project Code: 318762
    Partners: SOFIA MORENO PEREZ, CYBER, AMETIC, L-SEC, ADS, WH Gelsenkirchen, NSMC
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    Funder: EC Project Code: 779478
    Overall Budget: 1,999,090 EURFunder Contribution: 1,999,090 EUR
    Partners: GKN Sinter Metals Filters, ARMINES, SOLUCIONES CATALITICAS IBERCAT SL, IGAS ENERGY GMBH, CERTH, ADAMANT COMPOSITES E.P.E., DLR, WH Gelsenkirchen, UPT

    Green hydrogen produced by electrolysis might become a key energy carrier for the implementation of renewable energy as a cross-sectional connection between the energy sector, industry and mobility. Proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis is the preferred technology for this purpose, yet large facilities can hardly achieve FCH-JU key performance indicators (KPI) in terms of cost, efficiency, lifetime and operability. Consequently, a game changer in the technology is necessary. PRETZEL consortium will develop a 25 kW PEM electrolyzer system based on a patented innovative cell concept that is potentially capable of reaching 100 bar differential pressure. The electrolyzer will dynamically operate between 4 and 6 A cm^(-2) and 90 °C achieving an unprecedented efficiency of 70%. This performance will be maintained for more than 2000 h of operation. Moreover, the capital cost of stack components will be largely reduced by the use of non-precious metal coatings and advanced ceramic aerogel catalyst supports. Likewise, the system balance of plant (BoP) will be optimized for cost reduction and reliability. The high pressure hydrogen generator will become part of the product portfolio of a German manufacturer but at the end of PREZEL, this company will establish a supply business partnership and R&D collaboration with France, Spain, Greece and Rumania, strengthening and consolidating cooperation among EU states with contrasting economies. Lastly, the hydrogen produced by the PEM electrolyzer will not be wasted, but rather used for feeding the fuel cell test stations in one of the partner’s laboratory.

  • Funder: EC Project Code: 287106
    Partners: BFH, GIZ ACS, WRS, Pôle Véhicule du Futur, PANNON NOV, AUTOCLUSTER, TCBE, CITY SYSTE, VEA, WH Gelsenkirchen
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    Funder: EC Project Code: 875118
    Overall Budget: 2,597,410 EURFunder Contribution: 2,204,850 EUR
    Partners: DLR, FBK, IMC ASCR, PROPULS, WH Gelsenkirchen, MEMBRASENZ SARL, VSCHT, CUTTING EDGE NANO-MATERIALS, Korean Association Of Science and Technology Studies, L AIR LIQUIDE SA...

    Green hydrogen is one of the most promising solutions for the decarbonisation of society. Alkaline water electrolysis (AWE) is already a mature technology but its large footprint makes it inadequate for producing the energy vector at GW scale. Proton exchange membrane water electrolysis (PEMWE) on the other hand is compact but its dependence on iridium and other expensive materials poses a serious threat for up-scaling. Anion exchange membrane water electrolysis (AEMWE) combines the benefits of both technologies. However, its key performance indicators (KPI) do not reach commercial requirements and are lacking competitiveness. NEWELY project aims to redefine AEMWE, surpassing the current state of AWE and bringing it one step closer to PEMWE in terms of efficiency but at lower cost. The three main technical challenges of AEMWE: membrane, electrodes and stack are addressed by 3 small-medium-enterprises (SME) with their successful markets related to each of these topics. They are supported by a group of 7 renowned R&D centres with high expertise in polymer chemistry and low temperature electrolysis. The SMEs and one of the largest hydrogen companies in the world will oversee that the new developments have a clear commercial perspective, placing Europe at the lead of AEMWE technology in three years. In this period , the NEWELY consortium will develop a prototypic 5-cell stack with elevated hydrogen output pressure. It will contain highly conductive and stable anionic membranes as well as efficient and durable low-cost electrodes. It will reach twice the performance of the state of the art of AEMWE operating with pure water feedstock only. The targeted performance of the NEWELY prototype will be validated in a 2,000 hours endurance test. The new AEMWE stack will lead to a significant cost reduction of water electrolysis having a relevant impact in the cost of green hydrogen.

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    Funder: EC Project Code: 613411
    Partners: UEF, University of Bath, TNO, ASSOCIATION NEOMA BUSINESS SCHOOL, NORDREGIO, UM, EUSKAMPUS FUNDAZIOA, VSEM, TU Dortmund University, CEPS...