Hysata, a startup spin-off the University of Wollongong, Australia, claimed an important breakthrough for the production of green hydrogen. Hysata has developed a new electrolyzer highly promising, as it is considered the world’s most efficient, capable to reach giga-scale by 2025. In a report published this week in Nature Communications, the team behind Hysata’s “capillary-fed electrolysis” (CFE) cell technology, said they had used it successfully to produce green hydrogen from water at 98% cell energy efficiency – a level well above the International Renewable Energy Agency’s 2050 target.
The evolution of electrolyzers has been about reducing resistance to increase efficiency. To this end, the team’s CFE cell completely eliminates bubbles – one of the biggest remaining drags on efficiency – making it the highest performing cell globally, as the researchers explain. Today green Hydrogen production has a cost of 8 dollars per kilo, but this new technology decreases it up to 1,5 dollars per kilo. Furthermore, actual electrolyzers deliver 75% of system efficiency, while the Hysata system reaches 95%. For Hydrogen producers, it would reduce both the capital and operational costs to produce green hydrogen.
Hysata wants to commercialize the electrolyzer by 2025, to ride the “perfect wave” of zero-emission goals and environmental sustainability. Green Hydrogen is one of the keys to fight climate change, and MIEEG strongly believes in green fuel. We are developing a micro-electric generator, high performance and capable to use green propellants, such as biomethane, wasterwater or rainwater and hydrogen. This system can be adopted as a range extender for land, air and sea vehicles, and as energy generator for independent housing concepts and off-grid companies such as farms.