Characterization of anion exchange membrane technology for low cost electrolysis

K. E. Ayers, E. B. Anderson, C. B. Capuano, M. Niedzweicki, M. Hickner, C. Y. Wang, Y. Len, W. Zhou

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Abstract

Proton OnSite's line of commercial products based on proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology is competitive with delivered hydrogen in many industrial gas markets. Proton has demonstrated significant efficiency improvements and cost reductions over the past several years. Still, major advances are required in order to provide a cost-competitive hydrogen source for energy markets. Alkaline exchange membranes (AEMs) offer a potential long term pathway to lower cost electrolysis because they can operate at the high current density and high differential pressure of the PEM while using non-precious metal catalysts and base metal cell materials for low cost. Proton is currently performing on an ARPA-E project in collaboration with Penn State to develop an AEM-based regenerative fuel cell. This paper describes progress to date on the AEM electrolyzer being developed under this effort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFuel Cell Membranes, Electrode Binders, and MEA Performance
Pages121-130
Number of pages10
Edition23
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventSymposium on Fuel Cell Membranes, Electrode Binders, and MEA Performance - 221st ECS Meeting - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: May 6 2012May 10 2012

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number23
Volume45
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Other

OtherSymposium on Fuel Cell Membranes, Electrode Binders, and MEA Performance - 221st ECS Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period5/6/125/10/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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