Verdagy, Permascand to co-develop electrochemical cell for green H2 production

Source: ARENA (arena.gov.au)

September 24 (Renewables Now) - Swedish electrochemical solutions maker Permascand Top Holding AB (FRA:69U) and US water electrolysis specialist Verdagy have agreed to collaborate on the development of a novel electrochemical cell for the production of green hydrogen at lower costs.

Verdagy said on Thursday that it will work with Permascand to develop and commercialise a novel large aspect ratio electrolysis cell with the capability to manage the heat and stress created by operating at current densities much higher than currently available.

The cooperation is expected to speed up the commercialisation of the electrochemical cell that is the foundation for the Verdagy Water Electrolysis (VWE) process.

"Permascand is a great partner to bring our cell design to commercialization. Their focus on reproducibility and reliability along with the ability to competitively manufacture large quantities of large format electrochemical cells will be invaluable in the rapid commercialization of the VWE process,” commented Marty Neese, Verdagy's CEO.

Presently, Verdagy is modifying its pilot plant facilities in Moss Landing, California, to operate 200-kW cells at current densities two to four times higher than the nearest competitor, according to the announcement.

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