The ADEL project focuses on the development of cost-competitive, high energy efficient and sustainable H2 production based on renewable energy sources. To achieve this goal, a new steam electrolyser concept will be developed, the Intermediate Temperature Steam Electrolysis (ITSE).
The technology aims at optimizing the electrolyser life time by decreasing its operating temperature while maintaining a satisfactory performance level. In addition a high energy efficiency at the system level should be reached by optimally combining the heat and power source and the electrolyser unit.
The project will provide a preliminary specification of a proof of concept demonstrator that will pave the way to further demonstration and pre-commercialisation activities. It will gather a pool of complementary industries to develop and market a sustainable H2 production technology based on Intermediate ITSE coupled to renewable energy sources. The ADEL partners will jointly make a significant contribution to developing a portfolio of sustainable H2 production liable to meet 10% - 20% of the H2 demand for energy applications from carbon-free or lean energy sources by 2015.
"The true commitment of our industrial partners were crucial for the JTI New Energy World programme."
Olivier Bucheli, HTceramix SA, CH