Electrolysis and Power-to-Gas

Fields of work within the research topic Hydrogen Production by Water Electrolysis:

 

Characterization of Materials and Components

 

Development of PEM Water Electrolysis Systems

 

Power to Gas

 

Hydrogen Infrastructure

Hydrogen produced by water electrolysis is a key component for the intersectoral coupling in the energy economy!

The electrochemical splitting of water by electrolysis is a clean and efficient process to generate hydrogen if the electricity used for splitting the water comes from renewable energy sources. The resulting “green” hydrogen is an universal fuel that can be easily stored and used in many applications in the energy economy, transport sector or the chemical industry. Given the strongly fluctuating and steadily increasing supply of electricity from renewable energy sources, hydrogen can ensure a reliable energy supply and even provide long-term or seasonal storage in future energy systems.

In particular, PEM water electrolysis, which applies a proton exchange membrane (PEM), is well-suited for combination with renewable energy sources. PEM electrolyzers have very good efficiency values at high current densities and they operate very dynamically at high pressures within a broad operating range. Fraunhofer ISE has been working for more than 25 years on component and system development as well as the integration of PEM electrolyzers in the energy system.

Current research focus in this area:

  • Develop standardized measurement procedures for characterizing PEM electrolyzers
  • Evaluate new cell components and stacks for PEM water electrolysis
  • Develop coating strategies for bipolar plates and porous transport layers
  • Investigate degradation mechanisms in PEM electrolysis cells and develop accelerated stress tests
  • Characterize complete prototypes up to the three-digit kW range
  • Perform stationary balancing and dynamic system modeling of electrolyzers and Power to Gas systems to create hydrogen yield prognoses and optimize operating concepts
  • Investigate the grid service capability of electrolyzers
  • Analyze cost structures of different electrolysis technologies
  • Develop business models for the cost-effective implementation of electrolyzers in the energy system
  • Carry out technological and market studies

Selected Research Projects

 

WESpe

Technical and Economic System Analysis for Power-to-gas Systems

 

Energy Network Freiburg

Demonstration Service of an Electrolysis System in the North Industrial Area Aimed at Integrating the Electricity Grid and the Gas Network and the Storage of Renewable Energies

 

HyCon

Solar Hydrogen Generation Using a HyCon System

 

NOVEL

Characterization of High-Pressure Stacks

Tom Smolinka

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Dr. Tom Smolinka

Hydrogen Production by PEM Water Electrolysis, Development of PEM Electrolyzer Systems

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5212

Sebastian Metz

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Dr. Sebastian Metz

Characterization of Materials and Components

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-2321

Christopher Voglstätter

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Christopher Voglstätter

Power to Gas

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5357

Christopher Hebling

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Prof. Dr. Christopher Hebling

Hydrogen Technology, Hydrogen Infrastructure

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5195

Current publications - Electrolysis and Power-to-Gas

Jahr
Year
Titel/Autor:in
Title/Author
Publikationstyp
Publication Type
2022 Regenerative Fuel Cells
Garche, J.; Smolinka, T.; Assunta Navarra, M.; Panero, S.; Scrosati, B.
Aufsatz in Buch
Book Article
2021 Investigations toward a Non-Aqueous Hybrid Redox-Flow Battery with a Manganese-Based Anolyte and Catholyte
Schmucker, M.; Gully, T.A.; Schmidt, A.; Schmidt, B.; Bromberger, K.; Disch, J.; Butschke, B.; Burgenmeister, B.; Sonnenberg, K.; Riedel, S.; Krossing, I.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Where Does the Journey for PEM Electrolysis have to Go in the Next 10 Years?
Smolinka, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Protocol for Harmonized Measurements and Reproducibility
Lickert, T.; Hahn, D.; Smolinka, T.; Metz, S.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Innovationpitch: Optimierung der Elektrolyse für die Wasserstofferzeugung
Smolinka, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Synthetische Kraftstoffe - Ökonomie, Gesellschaft und Nachhaltigkeit
Matschoss, P.; Hauser, E.; Müller-Langer, F.; Schröder, J.; Brand, U.; Dietrich, R.-U.; Eggemann, L.; Peters, R.; Theiss, L.; Dittmeyer, R.; Rösch, C.; Haase, M.; Millinger, M.; Terrapon-Pfaff, J.; Fuchs, A.-L.; Schmidt, M.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Critical materials for water electrolysers at the example of the energy transition in Germany
Kiemel, Steffen; Smolinka, Tom; Lehner, Franz; Full, Johannes; Sauer, Alexander; Miehe, Robert
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2021 Crossing the Valley of Death. From Fundamental to Applied Research in Electrolysis
Siegmund, Daniel; Metz, Sebastian; Peinecke, Volker; Warner, Terence E.; Cremers, Carsten; Grevé, Anna; Smolinka, Tom; Segets, Doris; Apfel, Ulf-Peter
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2019 Initial Approaches in Benchmarking and Round Robin Testing for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzers
Bender, G.; Carmo, M.; Smolinka, T.; Gago, A.; Danilovic, N.; Mueller, M.; Ganci, F.; Fallisch, A.; Lettenmeier, P.; Friedrich, K.A.; Ayers, K.; Pivovar, B.; Mergel, J.; Stolten, D.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Hydraulic ex situ through-plane characterization of porous transport layers in PEM water electrolysis cells
Bromberger, Kolja; Ghinaiya, Jagdishkumar; Lickert, Thomas; Fallisch, Arne; Smolinka, Tom
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Round Robin Testing for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Water Electrolysis - Phase 2
Bender, G.; Carmo, M.; Fischer, S.; Lickert, T.; Smolinka, T.; Young, J.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Economics & carbon dioxide avoidance cost of methanol production based on renewable hydrogen and recycled carbon dioxide - power-to-methanol
Hank, C.; Gelpke, S.; Schnabl, A.; White, R.J.; Full, J.; Wiebe, N.; Smolinka, T.; Schaadt, A.; Henning, H.-M.; Hebling, C.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Technische Untersuchung des Abwärmepotentials von Power-to-Gas-Anlagen
Holst, M.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Industrialization of Water Electrolysis in Germany: Towards a GW Industry for a Successful Transition of the Energy Sector to Renewable Energies. A short overview about the main results of the study
Fallisch, A.; Kiemel, Steffen; Lehnert, F.; Miehe, Robert; Smolinka, T.; Wiebe, N.; Tjarks, G.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 What Will Be the Cost of Renewable Hydrogen Today and in the Future. Results of Comprehensive Techno-Economic Simulation-Based Analysis of one Representative Power-to-Hydrogen Plant (D3.2)
Voglstätter, C.; Wiebe, N.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Wasserelektrolyse ist bereit für den Markthochlauf
Smolinka, Tom; Lehner, Franz; Kiemel, Steffen; Tjarks, Geert
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2018 Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) and Half-Cell-Potential Measurements as Tools for Degradation Analysis and AST Development within PEM water Electrolysis Test Cells
Lickert, T.; Schwarz, C.; Fallisch, A.; Friske, A.; Smolinka, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2018 Waste heat utilisation of power to hydrogen plants for local and district heating
Knetsch, N.; Holst, M.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Comprehensive investigation of novel pore-graded gas diffusion layers for high-performance and cost-effective proton exchange membrane electrolyzers
Lettenmeier, P.; Kolb, S.; Sata, N.; Fallisch, A.; Zielke, L.; Thiele, S.; Gago, A.S.; Friedrich, K.A.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Investigation on porous transport layers for PEM electrolysers
Fallisch, A.; Ghinaiya, J.; Bromberger, K.; Kiermaier, M.; Lickert, T.; Smolinka, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Development of an experimentally validated semi-empirical fully-coupled performance model of a PEM electrolysis cell with a 3-D structured porous transport layer
Tabu Ojong, E.; Kwan, J.T.H.; Nouri-Khorasani, A.; Bonakdarpour, A.; Wilkinson, D.P.; Smolinka, T.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 The power-to-methanol process chain - a life cycle assessment and CO2 avoidance cost analysis
Hank, C.; Hömberg, J.; White, R.; Schaadt, A.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Model of oxygen bubbles and performance impact in the porous transport layer of PEM water electrolysis cells
Nouri-Khorasani, A.; Tabu Ojong, E.; Smolinka, T.; Wilkinson, D.P.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Towards selective test protocols for accelerated in situ degradation of PEM electrolysis cell components
Lickert, T.; Schwarz, C.; Gese, P.; Fallisch, A.; Smolinka, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Characterization of PEM fuel cells by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Gerteisen, D.; Scherzer, A.-C.; Keller, S.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Investigation on PEM water electrolysis cell design and components for a HyCon solar hydrogen generator
Fallisch, A.; Schellhase, L.; Fresko, J.; Zechmeister, M.; Zedda, M.; Ohlmann, J.; Zielke, L.; Paust, N.; Smolinka, T.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 In-situ testing methods for membrane-electrode-assemblies
Groos, U.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Elektrischer Antriebsstrang für Arbeits- und Nutzfahrzeuge (ELAAN)
Keller, S.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 PEM Water Electrolysis: Impact of Cell Design and Porous Components Properties on Mass Transport Limitation
Fouda-Onana, F.; Chelghoum, S.; Serre, G.; Bromberger, K.; Smolinka, T.; Chandesris, M.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2017 Hydrogen concentrator demonstrator module with 19,8% solar-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency according to the higher heating value
Fallisch, A.; Schellhase, L.; Fresko, J.; Zedda, M.; Ohlmann, J.; Steiner, M.; Bösch, A.; Zielke, L.; Thiele, S.; Dimroth, F.; Smolinka, T.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2017 Cost break down and cost reduction strategies for PEM water electrolysis systems
Smolinka, T.; Wiebe, N.; Thomassen, M.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 First investigations towards the feasibility of an Al/Br2 battery based on ionic liquids
Hog, M.; Burgenmeister, B.; Bromberger, K.; Schuster, M.; Riedel, S.; Krossing, I.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2016 Towards low-cost and efficient hydrogen production by PEM water electrolysis - design and performance optimization for a high-pressure stack. Result of the European Project "NOVEL"
Smolinka, T.; Lickert, T.; Gese, P.; Georg, A.
Vortrag
Presentation
2013 Position dependent analysis of membrane electrode assembly degradation of a direct methanol fuel cell via electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Hartmann, P.; Zamel, N.; Gerteisen, D.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
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