All parties will work together to jointly scale up electrolysed and component technologies, for low- and high-temperature green hydrogen production.

HyET E-Trol will focus on developing low-temperature anion exchange membrane (AEM) based electrolysers with TU Delft, and work with Colorado School of Mines to scale up and commercialise novel high-temperature proton conducting solid oxide (P-SOEC/PCEC) water electrolysers.

The goal is to develop low-temperature electrochemical and novel palladium membrane and proton conducting ceramic (PCEC) technologies and scale them up for the application areas.

Dr. Rombout Swanborn, CEO and Founder of Hy-ET E-Trol and HyET NoCarbon, expects that by joining complementary capabilities and expertise it will be introduce potentially groundbreaking technologies that reshape the renewable energy supply chain.

Prof. Bernard Dam, Full Professor and Head of the Chemical Engineering department and co-founder of the e-refinery institute at TU Delft, said, “The energy transition requires close collaboration between industry and academia. The collaboration … will accelerate the transfer of our e-Refinery research into commercial devices.”

Prof. Robert Kee, Full Professor and George R. Brown, Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering department at Colorado School of Mines, said combining academic research with commercial pilot-scale development offers opportunities to create ‘game changing’ technologies, and the collaborative university environment also offers practical opportunities to educate and mentor the next generation of environmentally conscious scientists and engineers.

HyET E-Trol is developing low CAPEX electrolyser systems for green hydrogen production while HyET NoCarbon is focusing on carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, CO utilisation and ammonia cracking, ammonia fuel cells and ammonia synthesis technologies.