The subject is the Electrolysis of High Temperature Water Vapor (EVHT or EHT), a very promising technology for the production of high efficiency hydrogen, but whose too high rate of cell degradation delays emergence. The interface between the electrolyte and the oxygen electrode proves to be a weak point in improving performance. In the proposed project the optimization of this interface is envisaged by the addition of a barrier layer of characteristics controlled by a deposition method meeting the industrial requirements: the magnetron plasma sputtering. The mastery of the microstrucuture (low thickness, large developed surface) and the chemical composition (gradual variation) of the interface will improve the mechanical characteristics and prevent any parasitic reaction between electrolyte and electrode. The goal is to reach a degradation rate of the electrochemical cell <1% / 1000h, compatible with an industrial deployment. The influence of the pressure on the electrochemical performance of these layers and on the associated aging will also be studied up to 30 bar, the pressure range targeted by these electrolyser technologies, to eliminate the first compression stage of H2 before storage, very energy-intensive.

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Information of the project

Start of the project on06 / 01 / 2016 | End of project on06 / 01 / 2018

Strategic business lines

Smart power grids

Referent of the project

Stéphane OURY
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06 80 33 73 61

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