Hydrogen is the central energy carrier for the energy transition. The Australian company Hysata is developing a novel capillary-fed water electrolyser with significantly lower energy consumption compared to conventional electrolysers. The High-Efficiency 'Capillary-fed' Electrolyser Pilot (CFE Pilot) project aims to scale up and develop this new electrolyser.
This pilot project, which will test the performance of a 200-kW stack at an Australian steel manufacturer, will demonstrate the safe operation of the Hysata electrolyser in the production of green hydrogen.
The project is part of the HyGATE (German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator) initiative, which aims to establish a German-Australian supply chain for green hydrogen. The initiative aims to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the field of hydrogen technologies and to stimulate innovation processes.
- Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research, IFAM, DE
- Alantum Europe GmbH, DE
- Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, DE
- Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, DE
- Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute for Energy and Climate Research, Electrochemical Process Engineering (IEK-14), DE
- Messkonzept GmbH, Analytical Technology, DE
- Hysata Pty Ltd, AUS
Our tasks within the project
The purity of the electrolysis gas produced is crucial for many fields of electrolyser application. The IEK-8 examines the anode and cathode gas for impurities caused by volatile organic compounds using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
June 2023 to December 2026
Federal Ministry of Education and Research within HyGate, the German-Australian Hydrogen Innovation and Technology Incubator.