Monday, 2 October 2017: 11:00
Chesapeake 12 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)
Water electrolyzers are being developed as a way of storing renewable energy, as a way to produce hydrogen for fuel cell automobiles, and as a route to renewable fuels and chemicals. In this paper, we demonstrate alkaline water electrolyzers at 60 °C with iron/nickel/cobalt catalysts that show 1 A/cm² at a 1.9 V cell potential The performance is stable for 2000 hours, showing only 3-5 µV/hr degradation. Key to the findings is the development of new Sustainion™ alkaline exchange membranes that show high conductivity and stability in 1 M KOH.
The paper will discuss new developments that improve the response of the electrolyzers to process upsets, and to improve the on-off performance of the devices.