Low-temperature ceramic electrolysis cells for renewable energy technology

July 5th, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:
Electrolysis, Nanomaterials

Lead Organisation:
Monash University

Woodside Energy Group Ltd


Start date:
July 2023

Completion date:
June 2027

Key contacts:
Chief Investigator Professor Huanting Wang – haunting.wang@monash.edu
Chief Investigator Dr Dehua Dong – dehua.dong@monash.edu
Chief Investigator Professor Paul Webley – paul.webley@monash.edu
Chief Investigator Professor Jacek Jasieniak – jacek.jasieniak@monash.edu
Partner Investigator Dr Jitendra Joshi – jitendra.joshi@woodside.com.au

AUD$689,098 – Australian Research Council
AUD$400,000 – Woodside Energy Group Ltd

Project total cost:
AUD$1,948,168,000 – combined cash and in-kind contribution

Project summary description:
This project aims to develop advanced protonic ceramic electrolysis cells for greatly improving the efficiency of hydrogen production and carbon dioxide conversion using renewable energy. This will be achieved by nanoscale integration of proton-conducting two-dimensional materials with solid acids and ceramic proton conductors to lower the manufacturing costs and operating temperature of protonic ceramic electrolysis cells.

Expected outcomes of the project include new intellectual property on materials formulation and process parameters for commercial development of this new type of ceramic electrolysis cell, thereby contributing to the growth of Australian manufacturing and renewable energy industries and reduction of carbon emissions.

Related publications and key links:
None at this time

Higher degree studies supported:
Three PhD students in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Monash University, will be fully supported by this project.


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