Towards Robust Hydrogen Electrode for High-Rate Alkaline Electrolysis

May 3rd, 2023

R&D Focus Areas:

Lead Organisation:
Griffith University

Not applicable


Start date:
January 2023

Completion date:
December 2025

Key contacts:
Porun Liu:

Australian Research Council (Discovery Project)

Project total cost:

Project summary description:
This project aims to develop robust, efficient porous hybrid hydrogen electrodes for electrochemical hydrogen production in anion exchange membrane water electrolysers.

Anion exchange membrane water electrolysers powered by renewable energy has emerged as a key avenue towards clean hydrogen with a zero-carbon footprint. However, the electrochemical turnover on the hydrogen electrode has been significantly hindered by the sluggish reaction kinetics in alkaline solution.

The project is expected to generate cost-effective hydrogen electrodes for hydrogen electrolysers, advance knowledge in the electrode material engineering and electrochemical reaction mechanistic insights, and eventually promote development of disruptive electrolysis technologies.

Related publications and key links:
Dong M, Fu HQ, Xu Y, Zou Y, Chen Z, Wang L, Hu M, Zhang K, Fu B, Yin H, Liu P, Zhao H., NiCo Alloy Anchored Self-supporting Carbon Foam as Bifunctional Oxygen Electrode for Rechargeable and Flexible Zn-air Batteries, Battery Energy, Accepted,

Higher degree studies supported:
Two PhD students at Griffith University are supported by this project.


May 2023