Celadyne develops new polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) materials that operates at higher temperatures, reducing the capital and operating costs of fuel cells and electrolyzers.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Celadyne is developing proton transport materials that improve existing electrochemical devices using heat. Current PEM technologies require hydration for ionic conductivity. This requirement adds cost, size, and complexity to the device. It also prevents improvements in efficiency, durability, and flexibility.
In a fuel cell, increasing operation temperature improves efficiency and device tolerance to impurities making fuel cells cheaper to operate and easier to integrate. The end results are fuel cells that are compact, efficient, and can help decarbonize heavy-duty trucking by displacing 530 million metric tons of CO2 a year.
Celadyne is advancing these new proton exchange materials to accelerate the transition towards a future of hydrogen as an industrial fuel. This begins with decarbonizing heavy trucking industry to create a market-driven gateway to increase hydrogen production and decrease hydrogen costs for larger CO₂ intensive industries.