The NEWELY project generates new knowledge with respect to material and stack operation modes, and correlates them with the durability aspects through a deep understanding of the degradation mechanisms.

It is expected that in the next three years NEWELY project the AEMWE will be more developed compared to other non-European electrolysers increasing the competitiveness of Europe in green hydrogen, providing a cost-effective alternative to PEMWE technology paving the way for larger system.

Technical Impact

1) Complete elimination of Platinum Group Materials (PGMs);

2) Bring the Macro Porous Layers (MPLs) to AEMWE;

3) Stack with novel hydraulic compression technology;

4) High H2 pressure output with low membrane and cell components’ stress

Economic Impact

1) Targeted cost of hydrogen lower than €2/kg within 2030;

2) Reduced CAPEX in comparison to alternative water electrolysis technologies;

3) Increased EU competitiveness for a green hydrogen production from renewable sources at large scale;

4) Contribute to the deployment of fuel cell vehicles and HRS by 2025-2030

Environmental Impact

1) Promote the market penetration of green hydrogen in the energy sector;

2) Increase the market share of hydrogen production by electrolysis (4%), compared to coal (18%), oil (30%) and natural gas (48%);

3) Use of environmental friendly materials and possibility of material recycling


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This project has received funding from the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (now Clean Hydrogen Partnership) under Grant Agreement No 875118. This Joint Undertaking receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program, Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research

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Dr. Aldo Gago
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft unnd Raumfahrt (DLR)
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Regine Reissner
Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft unnd Raumfahrt (DLR)
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Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)
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