How does Smoltek's hydrogen business division compare with other PEM electrolyzer players? Smoltek Hydrogen’s president, Ellinor Ehrnberg, attended the 244th ECS meeting in Gothenburg and has the answer. In this interview, she also talks about the challenges of the industry and ways to deal with them.
Smoltek Hydrogen has placed an order for the design and engineering of a Prototype Coater for industrial growth of carbon nanostructures. The purpose is to verify that the nanostructures can be grown using the equipment from AGC Plasma Technology Solutions that has been selected for future mass production – a Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition (PECVD) tool that can be configured for substrates of several square meters.
Smoltek is awarded a new patent. This patent is also the first one in a new patent family internally called Electro Catalyst Heating, which discloses a way of facilitating endothermic electrocatalytic reactions by adding heat in the catalytic structure in the electrolyzer cell. This patent also brings our IP portfolio to comprise 83 granted patents.
The Electro Catalyst Heating family is covering a way of arranging a temperature gradient in the electrolyzer by increasing a temperature of the catalyst structure. The innovation is targeted towards the production of green hydrogen using PEM electrolyzers.
Smoltek Hydrogen attended the 244th ECS event in Gothenburg, October 8-12. This was a perfect venue to introduce our new material for electrolyzers to potential customers. The message was that now we are ready to engage in product development projects with electrolyzer companies.
Efficient use of iridium can boost green hydrogen production in this decade and Smoltek Hydrogen wants to seize the opportunity by offering a nanostructured porous transport electrode that reduces cost and optimizes use of the critical anode catalyst in PEM electrolysis cells.
The WISE Welcome meeting is a welcoming of Wallenberg fellows and project leaders.
There are also industrial partners of various projects to join the meeting. Smoltek Hydrogen/Chalmers will be presenting proposed work on strategy and targets with Low Ir loaded catalysts for PEMWE with smoltek CNF technology.
Smoltek is awarded a new patent. The first one in a new patent family internally called Electro Catalyst Support, which is targeted towards the production of green hydrogen. This innovation discloses how our carbon nanofibers can support the iridium catalyst load in a PEM-electrolyzer in a better way. This patent also brings our IP portfolio to comprise 80 granted patents.
The Electro Catalyst Support family is covering an electrolyzer and a method for producing a catalyst supported on a nanostructure. The innovation is targeted towards the production of green hydrogen and discloses how carbon nanofibers can support the iridium catalyst load in a PEM-electrolyzer in a better way.
We are pleased to announce that from today Sankar Sasidharan, PhD, has joined Smoltek, thanks to a prestigious industrial postdoc grant from WISE - Wallenberg Initiative for Sustainable Material Science.
Today we have inaugurated the new in-house hydrogen laboratory. In these facilities equipped with advanced instruments and tools the R&D team can carry out performance measurement and long-term tests of electrolyzer cells, and will also be able to manufacture test cells.
Smoltek has achieved very successful test results of the company's disruptive cell material for PEM electrolysers. Prototypes with only 0.5 mg of iridium per square centimeter produce as much hydrogen as a standard material with 2.5 mg of iridium per square centimeter.