Electrolysers are a critical technology for the production of low-emission hydrogen from renewable or nuclear electricity.An electrolyzer pushes water through a stack with electricity to separate water into oxygen and hydrogen, effectively the opposite of a fuel cell, thus creating water vapor as the only emission.
ELECTROLYZERS CAN RANGE IN SIZE FROM SMALL, APPLIANCE-SIZE EQUIPMENT, SUITED FOR SMALL-SCALE HYDROGEN PRODUCTION TO LARGE SCALE, PRODUCTION FACILITY, THAT IS CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO A RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY SOURCE. LIKE FUEL CELLS, ELECTROLYZERS CONSIST OF AN ANODE AND A CATHODE SEPARATED BY AN ELECTROLYTE. DIFFERENT ELECTROLYZERS FUNCTION IN DIFFERENT WAYS, MAINLY DUE TO THE DIFFERENT TYPE OF ELECTROLYTE MATERIAL INVOLVED AND THE IONIC SPECIES IT CONDUCT.
HYDROFULE'S HYDROGEN ELECTROLYZER SCHEMATIC
Hydrofule is working to innovate the electrolyser technology to ensure that this technology plays a vital role in transition to a net zero energy system. Continuing research will help deliver important objectives more quickly, such as higher efficiencies, enhanced resistance against degradation and decreased material needs. These would significantly decrease both the cost of manufacturing electrolysers and the cost of producing hydrogen. Producing emissions-free hydrogen is attracting federal and state incentives at unprecendeted levels. It bodes well for fuel cell electric vehicles. Especially long-haul trucks that could travel up to 1,000 miles on a single fill-up of liquid hydrogen.