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

  • Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange; Amir Masoud Dayaghi; Christelle Denonville; Yngve Larring; Per Martin Rørvik; Reidar Haugsrud & Truls Eivind Norby (2019). Fabrication of metal-supported proton-conducting electrolysers with thin film Sr- And Ce-doped BZY electrolyte. ECS Transactions.  ISSN 1938-5862.  91, s 941- 949
  • Feng Han; Xingping Zhou; Amir Masoud Dayaghi; Truls Eivind Norby; Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange; Noriko Sata & Remi Costa (2019). Development of Metal Supported Cells Using BaZrO3-Based Proton Conducting Ceramics. ECS Transactions.  ISSN 1938-5862.  91, s 1035- 1045
  • Elena Stefan; Christelle Denonville; Yngve Larring; Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange & Reidar Haugsrud (2019). Oxidation study of porous metal substrates for metal supported proton ceramic electrolyzer cells. Corrosion Science.  ISSN 0010-938X.

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  • Truls Eivind Norby (2020). Electrodics for Protonics.
  • Truls Eivind Norby & Xinwei Sun (2019). Novel UiO Technologies for Green Energy and Clean Air in China.
  • Truls Eivind Norby & Xinwei Sun (2019). Hydrogen and clean air - Norway and China.
  • Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange; Amir Masoud Dayaghi; Christelle Denonville; Yngve Larring; Per Martin Rørvik; Reidar Haugsrud & Truls Eivind Norby (2019). Fabrication of Metal-Supported Proton-Conducting Electrolysers with Thin Film Sr- and Ce-Doped BZY Electrolyte.
  • Truls Eivind Norby (2019). Proton ceramic electrochemical cells for efficient hydrogen production.
  • Amir Masoud Dayaghi; Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange; Christelle Denonville; Yngve Larring; Per Martin Rørvik; Reidar Haugsrud & Truls Eivind Norby (2019). Thin-film electrolyte with TEC optimized for metal-supported proton ceramic electrochemical cell.
  • noriko sata; feng han; remi costa; Xingping Zhou; Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange; Amir Masoud Dayaghi & Truls Eivind Norby (2019). Development of Metal Supported Cells Using BaZrO3-Based Proton Conducting Ceramics.
  • Truls Eivind Norby (2018). Hydrogen (prisforedrag for Guldberg-Waage-medaljen 2018).
  • Amir Masoud Dayaghi; Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange; Christelle Denonville; Yngve Larring; Per Martin Rørvik & Truls Eivind Norby (2018). Key challenges in fabrication of metal-supported proton conducting electrolyser cells.
  • Truls Eivind Norby (2018). Proton ceramic cells for fuel cells, electrolyzers, and natural gas conversion.
  • Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange; Amir Masoud Dayaghi; Christelle Denonville; Per Martin Rørvik; Yngve Larring & Truls Eivind Norby (2018). Fabrication of Metal Supported Protonic Ceramic Electrolyser Cells (PCEC).
  • Truls Eivind Norby (2018). The chemistries of proton ceramic electrochemical cells.
  • Truls Eivind Norby (2018). Electrodics for proton ceramic electrochemical cells (PCECs).
  • Truls Eivind Norby (2017). Advances in Proton Ceramic Fuel Cells, Steam Electrolyzers, and Dehydrogenation Reactors Based on Materials and Process Optimizations.
  • Marit Synnøve Sæverud Stange; Christelle Denonville; Yngve Larring; Elena Stefan; Per Martin Rørvik; Reidar Haugsrud & Truls Eivind Norby (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 Mar. 31, 2020 9:24 PM

Contact

Project leader:
Marit Stange (SINTEF)
marit.stange@sintef.no

Materials and Chemistry