Hydrogen flow: Metal alloy coating improves hydrogen production



Oxford nanoSystems (OnS) has started a collaboration with electrolysis equipment manufacturers to test and expand hydrogen production.

Oxford Nanosystems The materials technology company (OnS) has claimed that its nanoFLUX alloy coating significantly improves hydrogen production capacity in alkaline electrolyzers by more than 50%. A patented coating that promotes the formation and release of gas bubbles, improves process efficiency and lowers production costs. E4Tech’s independent evaluation has confirmed the cost-benefit advantage. OnS is working with leading electrolyser manufacturers to test and expand nanoFLUX production to reduce green hydrogen production costs, according to OnS CEO Ian Russell.

Denso has revealed plans to launch a pilot program at its Hirose plant in July using a solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) to produce green hydrogen by electrolyzing high-temperature steam. Denso said that the experiment will test green hydrogen in a prototype electric card line at its semiconductor manufacturing plant, which serves to verify SOEC technology and its application in manufacturing.

Government of India has said it is actively developing a definition of green hydrogen as part of plans to reshape its hydrogen strategy at a three-day conference in New Delhi starting July 5. India’s Renewable Energy Minister Shri Bhalla said There have been about 48 publicly announced green hydrogen projects in India. He noted the industry’s strong interest in the green hydrogen opportunity, particularly in terms of green ammonia production, which could produce about 3.5 million tons of green hydrogen per year.

H2 green steel and the Swedish shipping company Gotland Company have agreed to explore the possibility of setting up a production plant that could supply part of Gotland’s fleet with green hydrogen. “In a few years, H2GS will commission one of the world’s largest electrolyzers in Boden, northern Sweden, with a capacity of more than 700 MW.” said H2 green steel.

Airbus Up Next has launched a new program to investigate the use of hydrogen fuel cells for non-propulsive power generation in aircraft. The focus is on the auxiliary power unit (APU), which functions in several non-propulsive functions. Company said it plans to replace the A330’s APU with a HyPower hydrogen fuel cell system to reduce CO2 emissions, nitrogen oxides (NOx) and noise levels associated with conventional APUs. In addition, Airbus performs tests in a hydrogen treatment system to feed aeronautical gas turbines.

Air liquid and Iveco Group recently confirmed their commitment to hydrogen with the opening of the first high-pressure hydrogen station (1 tonne/day) for long-haul trucks in Europe in Fos-sur-Mer, France. “This long-distance transport solution has a fast refueling time at 700 bar pressure” said Air liquid. Iveco plans to deliver hydrogen cars later this year.

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