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NEWELY & the AEM HUB PARTICIPATE AT FCH JU PROGRAMME REVIEW DAY

The NEWELY Project together with its siblings CHANNEL and the ANIONE projects took part to the panel session on Next Generation Electrolyzers at the Programme Review Days 2021. The PRDs have been organized by FCH JU as the last event of the European Hydrogen Week.

The three projects form the AEM Hub, joining forces to develop testing standard and common language for advancing AEMEL research in Europe. The three projects are working to demonstrate 2 kW AEM WE stack prototypes operating at high pressure for green hydrogen production.

The three projects will meet online in joint workshop at the end of January to further advance their common activities on testing protocols.

NEWELY WILL BE PRESENTED AT FCH JU PROGRAMME REVIEW DAYS

On December 2 at 2.30 pm, our coordinator Aldo Gago will present the progress of the NEWELY project in the Panel Session on “Next generation electrolysers” at the FCH JU Programme Review Days.

This two-days event will kick-close the EU Hydrogen week and, following the tradition of the past 11 years, will provide an excellent visibility platform for more than 60 projects currently on-going under FCH JU.

More than 53 selected projects and initiatives will have the opportunity to present their progress, obtain feedback, exchange ideas and best practices on the latest technological developments in the sector. Throughout the entire event we will also make available for download scientific posters for all FCH JU funded projects.

Join us on 2 and 3 December to hear Europe’s leading hydrogen projects and discover updates about the technology!

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KIST RESEARCHER MALIKAH NAJIBAH WINS BEST POSTER AWARD @ICEA 2021

Congratulation to our young researcher Malikah Najibah that won the best poster price (silver) for the poster presented at the ICAE Conference in Jeju, Korea. She presented her research conducted with the team at KIST on “Pore-Filling PBI Nanofiber Mats Using Bromoalkyl-Tethered Precursor Polymer with a Covalently Bonded Interface for use in Water Electrolysers”.

The ICAE 2021 Award is intended as an acknowledgement and recognition for scientists who have contributed to the development of the electromaterials industry with their research and case studies.

The award have been presented at the ICAE 2021 conference in Korea.

LINK: http://www.icae.kr/main/pr_awards.htm

2nd SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION IN JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE SCIENCE

We are pleased to announce that the open access version of the article PBI nanofiber mat-reinforced anion exchange membranes with covalently linked interfaces for use in water electrolysers is now available online.

In this work, we approach the issue of AEM reinforcing by pore filling polybenzimidazole nanofiber mats with the bromomethylated precursor of mTPN, an ultra-stable AEM material. During drying, a covalent interaction between support (PBI amine groups) and matrix (-CH2Br) is established. After quaternization, the optimized PBI/mTPN-50.120 composite membrane still shows a high conductivity of 62 mS cm−1, but 37% reduced length swelling in comparison to the non-reinforced membrane. Tensile strength and Young’s modulus increase 17% and 56% to 49 MPa and 680 MPa, respectively. In an electrolyser, a stable voltage of 1.98V at 0.25 A cm−2 was achieved, and no change in membrane resistance was observed over the test time of 200 h (50 °C, 1 M KOH, catalysts based on Ni/Fe and Mo). 

For quotation:  Najibah, M., Tsoy, E., Khalid, H., Chen, Y., Li, Q., Bae, C., … & Henkensmeier, D. (2021). PBI nanofiber mat-reinforced anion exchange membranes with covalently linked interfaces for use in water electrolysers. Journal of Membrane Science, 119832. 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2021.119832Get 

FCH JU WEBINAR ON AEMEL

The NEWELY project will participate to the webinar on Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysers organized by FCH JU. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday 6 July, 2021 | 14:00 – 15:30.

Since 2020 the FCH JU has supported three cutting-edge projects on this research field: ANIONE, CHANNEL and NEWELY.

The projects will be showcasing their targets, achievements and remaining challenges in developing 2kW prototypes of AEMEL. This will be followed by a discussion on the steps needed to upscale AEMEL including EU support.

Registration is required to join the webinar.

Please register at this link.

THIRD PROJECT MEETING

The NEWELY’s consortium has met online to share the latest updates on the R&D activities for the prototype construction. 

There are innovations deriving from the activities on the membranes, cell and electrodes. These will make NEWELY’ s a promising project for the uptake of Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysers. 

More information will be posted in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEWELY

The NEWELY Project has just entered the second project year. We expect a year full of activities that will bring NEWELY a step further in the development of the prototype for next generation of water electrolyser based on AEMs.

The third project meeting is scheduled for the 26th of February 2021. The Consortium will share updates on the research activities and the preliminary test results on the membranes and electrodes.

Keep following to know more!

NEW SCIENTIFIC PAPER: AEM STATE OF THE ART AND REQUIREMENTS

The scientific paper “Overview: State-of-the art commercial membranes for anion exchange membrane water electrolysis”  has been published on the last issue (31 July 2020) of  the Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage.

The paper presents target values and technical requirements for Anion Exchange Membranes (AEMs), discusses the chemical structures involved and the related degradation pathways, and gives an overview over the most prominent and promising commercial AEMs (Fumatech Fumasep® FAA3, Tokuyama A201, Ionomr Aemion™, Dioxide materials Sustainion®, and membranes commercialized by Orion Polymer), and reviews their properties and performances of water electrolyzers using these membranes.

You can find the article at https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047963 

NEWELY ON TECHNICAL WEEKLY

The University of Chemistry and Technology of Prague has published an article in Technical Weekly, a journal dedicated to new trends in technology & development. NEWELY has been described as a promising technology for the uptake of hydrogen as an energy vector that can boost the European journey to decarbonization.

Part of the article is accessible online and the pdf version is available to the website of UCT Prague. (Czech)

Click the links to discover more!

NEWELY SOCIAL MEDIA

NEWELY’s social media are now active.

Follow us on Twitter @NewelyProject and on LinkedIn @ NEWELY Project

We will share updates on the NEWELY’s project as well as the most recent news and information on the development of Anion Exchange Water Electrolysers. 

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This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 875118. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research

Project Coordinator
Dr. Aldo Gago
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft unnd Raumfahrt (DLR)
Tel.: +49 711 6862 – 8090
Email: aldo.gago@dlr.de

Project Manager
Regine Reissner
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft unnd Raumfahrt (DLR)
Tel.: +49 711 6862-394
Email: regine.reissner@dlr.de 

Communication Manager
Chiara Pellegrini
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)
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Email: cpellegrini@fbk.eu

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