Redox Power Systems $1 Million Project Award for H2 Production
Redox Power Systems, LLC, a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power system company, announces $1 million project award from Department of Energy. The project has FY 2019 funding and involves the development of new solid oxide electrolysis cells (SOECs) in support of the H2@Scale concept, which will “advance hydrogen storage and infrastructure technologies and identify innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization including grid resiliency,” said DOE.
College Park, MD, September 19, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- On August 15, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy announced Redox Power Systems is to receive $1M in FY 2019 funding to further the H2@Scale concept, which “will advance hydrogen storage and infrastructure technologies and identify innovative concepts for hydrogen production and utilization including grid resiliency.” Redox Principle Engineer leading the project, Sean Bishop, said, “Redox is developing a thin film concept to enable clean and green hydrogen production from pure steam using electricity from renewable resources. The project goal is to reduce the cost of pure steam electrolysis by >40% by using a multi-layer thin film concept to overcome problems of efficiency and durability faced by ceramic electrolyzers. Additionally, high temperature processing challenges that have hindered device performance and scalability will be addressed using advanced physical vapor deposition techniques.” Redox is a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power system developer with lower temperature, higher power, and lower cost cell technology. The development of this new solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology complements the company’s SOFC efforts and will allow Redox to use excess renewable energy to produce hydrogen. Solar and wind power need large battery storage installations to deal with intermittent output, whereas Redox’s SOFCs can use the H2 to generate always-on electricity more cost effectively and with a much smaller footprint.