This research programme will run over the next three years and will be pivotal in creating the next generation of electrolysers and support the growing demand for hydrogen.

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The goal of the newly formed consortium is to accelerate proton exchange membrane (PEM) by optimising some of the most crucial components of the electrolyser stack.

In doing so, this will lower the electricity consumption, create cheaper hydrogen, whilst also reducing the overall carbon footprint of the process.

In addition to this, the consortium will also explore the more efficient use of scarce critical elements and components which offer increased efficiency over current electrolyser systems.

Richard Braal, Market Director Energy Transition at TNO, said, “TNO has a strong dedication to tackle global warming. We need to speed-up, accelerate innovation and the deployment of new technology.

“In this Next Gen electrolysis Shared Research Program we make this possible by innovating together with the international leading industry.

“TNO really act as a catalyst bringing in-depth knowledge on electrolyser technology and skills in orchestrating innovation as an independent research institute.”

Ralph Calmes – Managing Director of Hydrogen Technologies at Johnson Matthey, said, “The energy transition is gathering pace and governments are making ambitious targets to reach ‘net zero’ emissions.

“Green hydrogen is a truly carbon neutral solution and here we have the opportunity to drive the innovation which will make hydrogen more affordable and reliable. The collaboration envisaged by this consortium aims to accelerate not just in the area where JM is focused, but of PEM technology as a whole.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.