Carbon Nitride Supported Iridium Oxide (IrO2) Catalyst for Proton Exchange Membrane Electrolysis

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,977.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-12ER90287
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
98912
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
17 c
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
MA, Newton, MA, 02466-1311
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
066594979
Principal Investigator:
Hui Xu
Dr.
(781) 529-0573
hxu@ginerinc.com
Business Contact:
Anthony Vaccaro
Dr.
(781) 529-0504
avaccaro@ginerinc.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Hydrogen production from proton exchange membrane water electrolysis is attractive due to its simple and clean nature. But it is still expensive resulting from expensive materials (membrane, catalyst, and bipolar plate) and electricity consumption. The industries and Department of Energy have been striving to reduce the cost of this technology. The overall objective of this project is to develop and commercialize a highly active and economically feasible catalyst, which may significantly lower the cost of hydrogen production from proton exchange membrane electrolysis. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The synthesized catalyst will be first used in the electrolysis industry for cost reduction. Its approach may be extended to other wide applications including fuel cells, batteries and capacitors

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