Ficha de Proyecto
- Project Title: “Optimization and Improvement of PEM Electrolysis Cells for Hydrogen Production by means of Simulation and Experimentation (ENHIGMA)”.
- Keywords: PEM electrolysis, bipolar plate, modelling, CFD, FEM, flow field, corrosion, coating, design.
– Main Researcher: Mr. Ernesto Amores Vera – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Coordinator: Mr. Jesús Martín Pérez – Email: email@example.com
- Call: “Retos-Colaboración 2016” from National Program for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society under the 2013-2016 National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation.
- Funding Agency: Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).
- File Number: RTC-2016-5189-3.
- Project Aim: Among the various ways available to produce hydrogen using renewable energy, PEM (proton exchange membrane) electrolysis is one of the most important processes. However, this technology presents some restrictions in terms of durability and costs, which could be solved by an appropriate selection of the components that constitute an electrolyzer. Among all the components of an electrolysis stack, the bipolar plates are one of the most important elements. On one hand, the bipolar plates provide mechanical support, distribute the water inside the cell and carry the generated gases (H2/O2) to the outlet, ensuring the efficiency of the process. On the other hand, 48% of the costs of a stack are related to the bipolar plates, so that any activity for the improvement of a PEM cell requires optimization of this component. This is the main objective of the ENHIGMA project: to develop a PEM electrolyzer of greater durability and lower energy consumption, through optimizing design and material selection of the bipolar plates.
- Period Time: 2016-2019.
- Partners: Adix Ingeniería, Hidrógena, ITECAM, Asociación de la Industria Navarra, FLUBETECH, CNH2.
- Funding received (CNH2): 49.895 €.
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