Electrocatalyst Development for Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


This project focuses on advancing anode electrocatalyst materials for anion exchange membrane water electrolysis (AEMWE). The project aims to develop and characterise novel non-noble electrocatalysts using methods such as electrodeposition, solvothermal synthesis, and screen-printing. The project will synthesise and characterise a novel electrocatalytic materials and apply them to porous transport layers and membranes for testing in a laboratory-scale electrolyser (25 cm²). Various membranes will be evaluated for long-term stability and their impact on cell performance within the AEMWE setup. The novel catalysts will undergo testing at high current densities (up to 1 A cm⁻²) with a target of achieving a low cell voltage (< 2.0 V). Successful outcomes could significantly reduce renewable hydrogen production costs, benefitting the hydrogen production industry and contributing towards achieving the 2050 IRENA target of < 42 kWh kg⁻¹ H₂
Effective start/end date1/12/231/12/25


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