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Title: Set-up and characterization of an anion exchange membrane electrolyser for marine applications.

ICCOM Principal Investigator: Hamish Andrew Miller.

Project Type: National.

Duration: 01/01/2022 – 31/12/2022.

Abstract: This project will develop hydrogen production by water electrolysis using electrolysis cells equipped with anion exchange membranes (AEM) and electrocatalysts free of critical raw materials. The technology will also be investigated for application in marine conditions. ICCOM will prepare and characterize electrocatalysts for hydrogen evolution based upon Ni and Ni alloys (e.g. NiMo) as well as Ni and alloys supported upon bi-phasic supports such as CeO2-C and for oxygen evolution based upon NiFe mixed oxides. Active metals in nanoparticle form will be supported upon conductive carbon powders or on electrodes made of nickel foam and non-woven titanium web. The activity and stability of electrocatalysts will also be studied in the presence of contamination by sea-water in the water feed. Such investigations will be carried out on individual electrocatalysts as well as on laboratory scale electrolyser cells integrating new electrocatalysts developed by ICCOM with AEMs developed by ITM in the form of catalyst-coated membranes (CCM).

Coordinator: Dr Emilio Fortunato Campana, CNR-ITM.

Partnership: CNR-ICCOM, CNR-ITM.

ICCOM participants: Marco Bellini, Francesco Bartoli, Maria Pagliaro, Francesco Vizza, Hamish Andrew Miller.

Financed by: MISE – Transizione industriale e resilienza delle Società post-Covid19 (FOE 2020), project code no. DIT.AD022.180.020.

Project total budget: € …

ICCOM total budget: € 25.000.

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