Swedish technology firm Semcon has revealed it will collaborate with the Norwegian-based hydrogen company, Hystar in a bid to improve the efficiency of electrolyser stacks. Under the joint project, Semcon and Hystar look to develop a new generation of electrolysers containing new design concepts for components.

According to the companies, the new technology has the potential of reducing the capital cost of electrolysis by up to 60%, which could encourage the upscaling of green hydrogen production.

The collaboration comes in line with Hystar’s long established goals of creating electrolysis technology of supreme efficiency, producing cost competitive green hydrogen.

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Tommy Ekman, Technical Lead and Project Manager at Semcon, said, “Green hydrogen is key for the energy transition and provides a possibility to fully utilise renewable energy sources in the decarbonisation of various sectors.

“It is fantastic to lead such an important project together with so many talented people. For us, it is very rewarding to be able to apply so much of our cutting-edge expertise in something that can make a big difference in the world. Together with Hystar, we solve complex problems, learn from each other and move closer to the goal.”

Semcon, in 2020 announced it was developing a new robotic fuel cell with PowerCell, which the companies said would streamline the production of fuel cells for the vehicles of the future.

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Commenting on the collaboration, Magnus Thomassen, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Hystar, said, “We are very happy to be able to work with Semcon. They have the specialist expertise in many areas that complement what we have internally, and they can contribute with exactly the right person when the need arises.”

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