The energy sector is witnessing a fundamental shift away from fossil fuels and towards low-carbon alternatives. Countries around the world are aiming for zero emissions by 2050 and green hydrogen has been identified as a major enabler in securing a sustainable future. The ability to convert, store and transport energy derived from other sustainable sources, such as wind and solar power, while producing zero emissions makes green hydrogen a valuable solution in the global energy transition.
However, to make the mainstream use of green hydrogen a reality, a dedicated infrastructure needs to be in place and the technology used to generate it must demonstrate both performance and affordability. Water electrolysis is one of these technologies.
Proton exchange membrane (PEM) water electrolysers can be used both to store energy from wind turbines and solar cells (generating green hydrogen), or in localised hydrogen production to power hydrogen fuelled vehicles. The technology enables the management of high current densities from dynamic energy sources (such as wind energy), as well as generating hydrogen with the high purity that is necessary for use in fuel cells. However, in order to be competitive, PEM water electrolysers must operate at high energy efficiencies – over 80% – for long time periods. This is a target that TFP Hydrogen’s component coatings and catalyst powders can enable them to meet.
Coatings to increase efficiency and lifetime
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