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Test station for high-pressure electrolyser

HyPresPEM

An electrolyser test station facilitates long-term analysis of developments in the field of high-pressure electrolysis

Project objective

Producing hydrogen is a practical way to store energy produced using renewable sources. The Westphalian University of Applied Sciences will install an electrolyser test station with the goal of facilitating scientifically relevant long-term analyses of developments in the field of high-pressure electrolysis.
Polarisation curves for a stack at different output pressures
Polarisation curves for a stack at different output pressures

Project innovation

Renewable energy sources release their energy in a dynamic manner and thus require systems with similarly dynamic responsa capabilities for production and storage. In this context, hydrogen production systems such as polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysis are a suitable alternative. In this environmentally sound process, currently being refined at the Westphalian Energy Institute, electric energy is transformed into chemical energy for storage. The hydrogen produced during the tests will be centrally stored so all laboratories at the university of applied sciences have access to it.

The test station will be installed in a container, connected to the university grid but kept outside of the buildings. The maximum production pressure will be 100 bars and the maximum output will be 30kW.

Information on funding and further project participants

Funding code: 03FH012IN6

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