The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering a webinar on Monday, May 23, 2011, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (EDT) titled "Hydrogen Production by PEM Electrolysis—Spotlight on Giner and Proton." Register now to attend this free webinar.
Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) electrolysis is commercially available and is an enabling technology for renewable hydrogen production with zero carbon footprint. Electrolysis technologies have been used in large-scale central production plants supporting, for example, the ammonia production industry. On the smaller scale, electrolysis technologies have been used for distributed systems, such as renewable hydrogen filling stations. Water splitting by electrolysis represents an important part of the DOE portfolio of near- to mid-term hydrogen production pathways; however, the high cost of electrolyzer-produced hydrogen remains a barrier to wider adoption. To address this, key research and development efforts are underway to improve cell and stack performance while reducing capital and operational costs. Leaders in these research efforts, Monjid Hamdan of Giner Electrochemical Systems and Kathy Ayers of Proton Onsite, will discuss recent progress, as well as future scenarios for renewable hydrogen production by PEM electrolysis.