H2 production at IntermediAte temperAture

The AH2A project aims to develop electrolyser assemblies based on a MS with thin-film electrodes and BZY-electrolyte operating at 600°C for efficient use of heat and steam supplied by geothermal, solar, or waste energy from industrial plants. The target in AH2A is < 1 ohm.cm2 total resistance of the MS-PCEC cell at 600 °C.

About the project

AH2A will contribute to develop a technology for sustainable utilization of renewable energy resources in Norway - while preserving the Natural environment and ensuring security of H2 supply. Dry pressurized H2 will be produced from renewable energy sources for higher well to tank efficiency utilizing a proton conductor working at intermediate temperature. AH2A will further develop electrolyser cells based on the metal supported (MS) thin film of proton-conducting BaZr0.85Y0.15O3 electrolyte developed at SINTEF/UiO in the METALLICA project using pulsed laser deposition (PLD). AH2A will develop improved smooth intermediate conducting layers (SICL) and novel electrodes which is critical for the electrolyser assemblies working at 600°C to reach a total resistance less than 1 ohm.cm2 for the cell. In addition air electrode with good electrochemical properties under high water vapor composition compatible with fabrication routes based on wet chemical - and vacuum methods. In collaboration with the international partners, the scalability will be demonstrated through the realization of 6 x 6 cm2 cells with optimized components using a novel PLD at SINTEF. Testing of these cells will be done to prove the target and investigate for possible long-term degradation issues under operation. These robust electrolysis cells with an overall low resistance will, when fully optimized, enable efficient Production of H2 from water by renewable energy and waste heat from industry. This pioneering work will open new scientific and technological pathways for sound management of renewable sources and deployment of protonics technology within innovative SMEs.

Financing

The project is funded by Research Council of Norway under the ENERGIX programme.

Cooperation

The project lasts 3 years and is led by SINTEF in collaboration with UiO.

Publications

  • Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Haugsrud, Reidar; Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Larring, Yngve; Strandbakke, Ragnar & Norby, Truls Eivind (2021). Increasing the thermal expansion of proton conducting Y-doped BaZrO3 by Sr and Ce substitution. Solid State Ionics. ISSN 0167-2738. 359. doi: 10.1016/j.ssi.2020.115534. Full text in Research Archive
  • Stefan, Elena; Denonville, Christelle; Larring, Yngve; Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud & Haugsrud, Reidar (2019). Oxidation study of porous metal substrates for metal supported proton ceramic electrolyzer cells. Corrosion Science. ISSN 0010-938X. 164. doi: 10.1016/j.corsci.2019.108335.
  • Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Denonville, Christelle; Larring, Yngve; Rørvik, Per Martin & Haugsrud, Reidar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Fabrication of metal-supported proton-conducting electrolysers with thin film Sr- And Ce-doped BZY electrolyte. ECS Transactions. ISSN 1938-5862. 91(1), p. 941–949. doi: 10.1149/09101.0941ecst.
  • Han, Feng; Zhou, Xingping; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Norby, Truls Eivind; Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud & Sata, Noriko [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Development of Metal Supported Cells Using BaZrO3-Based Proton Conducting Ceramics . ECS Transactions. ISSN 1938-5862. 91(1), p. 1035–1045. doi: 10.1149/09101.1035ecst.

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  • Norby, Truls (2022). Proton ceramics for energy applications.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2021). Electrode kinetics in fuel cells and electrolysers.
  • Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Stefan, Elena; Denonville, Christelle; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Larring, Yngve & Rørvik, Per Martin [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2021). Processing route for Metal Supported Proton Conducting Ceramic Cells.
  • Norby, Truls; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Storhaug, Sjur; Chen, Henry; Haugsrud, Reidar & Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2021). BSZCY151020: A proton ceramic electrolyte with increased TEC for planar applications .
  • Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Stefan, Elena; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Denonville, Christelle; Larring, Yngve & Rørvik, Per Martin [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2021). Pulsed Laser Deposition of Electrolytes for Metal-Supported Proton-Conducting Electrolysis Cells.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Electrodics for Protonics.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Ceramic proton conductors for natural gas, hydrogen, and ammonia.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2020). Ceramic proton conductors and photoelectrochemistry for hydrogen .
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2019). Proton ceramic electrochemical cells for efficient hydrogen production .
  • Norby, Truls Eivind & Sun, Xinwei (2019). Novel UiO Technologies for Green Energy and Clean Air in China.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind & Sun, Xinwei (2019). Hydrogen and clean air - Norway and China.
  • Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Denonville, Christelle; Larring, Yngve; Rørvik, Per Martin & Haugsrud, Reidar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Thin-film electrolyte with TEC optimized for metal-supported proton ceramic electrochemical cell.
  • sata, noriko; han, feng; costa, remi; Zhou, Xingping; Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud & Dayaghi, Amir Masoud [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Development of Metal Supported Cells Using BaZrO3-Based Proton Conducting Ceramics.
  • Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Denonville, Christelle; Larring, Yngve; Rørvik, Per Martin & Haugsrud, Reidar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Fabrication of Metal-Supported Proton-Conducting Electrolysers with Thin Film Sr- and Ce-Doped BZY Electrolyte.
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). Electrodics for proton ceramic electrochemical cells (PCECs).
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). The chemistries of proton ceramic electrochemical cells.
  • Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Denonville, Christelle; Larring, Yngve; Rørvik, Per Martin & Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). Key challenges in fabrication of metal-supported proton conducting electrolyser cells .
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). Proton ceramic cells for fuel cells, electrolyzers, and natural gas conversion.
  • Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Dayaghi, Amir Masoud; Denonville, Christelle; Rørvik, Per Martin; Larring, Yngve & Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). Fabrication of Metal Supported Protonic Ceramic Electrolyser Cells (PCEC).
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2018). Hydrogen (prisforedrag for Guldberg-Waage-medaljen 2018).
  • Norby, Truls Eivind (2017). Advances in Proton Ceramic Fuel Cells, Steam Electrolyzers, and Dehydrogenation Reactors Based on Materials and Process Optimizations.
  • Stange, Marit Synnøve Sæverud; Denonville, Christelle; Larring, Yngve; Stefan, Elena; Rørvik, Per Martin & Haugsrud, Reidar [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2017). Manufacturing of Metal Supported Protonic Ceramic Electrolyser Cells (PCEC).

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Tags: Proton conductors, Hydrogen production
Published Nov. 1, 2017 11:18 AM - Last modified Aug. 2, 2021 1:42 PM