In the European Union’s pursuit of a sustainable future, the spotlight shines on green hydrogen as a transformative force in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.This revolutionary energy source is harnessed through electrolyser technology, which harnesses renewable energy from sources such as solar and wind power to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The beauty of this process lies in its emission-free nature, aligning seamlessly with the EU’s ambitious environmental objectives.

HYScale is a multinational, industry-focused, interdisciplinary EU-funded project with a primary goal of enhancing its electrolyser technology to produce the green hydrogen.The project will focus on refining materials synthesis and components production, particularly membranes, ionomers, electrodes, and porous transport layers, looking for optimisation and upscaling. 

HYScale SoA


HYScale technology

At the heart of HYScale lies its technological marvel, forged through rigorous research and development efforts across various EU-funded initiatives like NEWELY, Anione, and ECO2Fuel. Operating on the cutting-edge anion exchange membrane water electrolysis (AEMWE) technology, HYScale stands poised to redefine the future of electrolyser technology. Due to its many advantages, the HYScale technology is well suited to become the future electrolyser technology delivering economical and truly green hydrogen.

The CAPEX is estimated to be 400 € kW⁻¹ at the system level. It operates with:

  • critical raw material free catalysts,
  • fluorine-free anion exchange membranes and ionomers,
  • a 2.9 times larger current densities than the SoA, namely at 2 A cm⁻² below 2.0 V.

Thanks to this solution, HYScale has a high scalability potential to active surface areas >2000 cm² allowing the European Union to maintain its leadership position in water electrolysis technologies and innovation

The Consortium is composed of Cutting-Edge Nanomaterials (CENMAT), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Public Power Corporation of Greece (PPC), the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the University of Ljubljana, HyGear, META Group, and Bekaert.

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