Project description:

Green hydrogen production via PEM electrolysis faces barriers due to reliance on costly platinum group metals. AEM electrolysis, however, operates with PGM-free catalysts like Ni, Co, and Fe. Scaling AEM systems poses challenges in maintaining catalyst performance. Utilizing 3D de-alloyed porous catalysts addresses stability and efficiency issues. Incorporating 3D-CAT layers offer advantages in surface area, stability, and cost reduction. Collaboration between Cipher Neutron and NRGMATs at the University of Alberta aims to overcome AEM commercialization hurdles, aligning with Alberta’s hydrogen roadmap for eco-friendly hydrogen production.