Combinatorial Design of Novel Bipolar Plate Coatings for Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolyzers
Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolysers (PEME) are widely used to make hydrogen gas from renewable energy. As the demand for hydrogen as a fuel grows, lower cost electrolysers are needed. The CoDe-PEM project aims to contribute towards the development of affordable PEM electrolysis systems with the development of lower cost coating materials for bipolar plates and sinters. In order to lower the costs, a reduction in use of expensive materials and the introduction of new low(er) cost materials are key elements. In addition, new materials should allow for fast and low-cost manufacturing processes, such as stamping of BPP flow structures.
The project will run from 2019 until 2023.
The project is funded by the EEA and UEFISCDI (project EEA RO-NO-2018-0502)
The project is managed by UPT Romania who will develop new coatings using physical vapour deposition. SINTEF will test the new coatings in operational electrolysers.