Renewable hydrogen production by Reverse Electrodialysis

December 1st, 2021

R&D Focus Areas:
Electrolysis, Electricity, Techno-economic evaluation

Lead Organisation:
University of Melbourne

Future Fuels CRC


Start date:
February 2021

Project summary description:
This project provides an analysis of the challenges and economic benefit of using reverse electrodialysis to capture the osmotic energy released when fresh water from rivers mixes with seawater. This energy can be captured as a mixture of renewable hydrogen and electricity. The main benefit of the project is a better understanding of the potential for this technology to generate hydrogen at a similar or lower price to that from solar electricity production, especially in areas where fresh and salt water streams come together.

Further information:
RP1.10-06 Renewable hydrogen production by reverse electrodialysis


Reviewed: May 2024