A team led by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has developed a low-cost cobalt-based catalyst to be used to produce hydrogen from water electrolysis.
The project that saw involvement from the DOE’s Sandia National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as well as Giner Inc. sought to develop a catalyst using materials significantly lower in cost than those such as iridium, currently used in PEM electrolysers.
Giner evaluated the new catalyst using its PEM electrolyser test stations under industrial operating conditions. According to the research and development company the performance and durability of the cobalt catalyst “far exceed that of competitors’ catalyst.”
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