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2020 Annual Merit Review: Progress Updates

Hydrogen Fuel R&D

View Hydrogen Fuel R&D presentations prepared for the 2020 Annual Merit Review.

HydroGEN Consortium Overview

  1. HydroGEN Overview: A Consortium on Advanced Water Splitting Materials, Huyen Dinh, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. HydroGEN: Low-Temperature Electrolysis (LTE) and LTE/Hybrid Supernode, Guido Bender, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  3. HydroGEN: High-Temperature Electrolysis Supernode, Gary Groenewold, Idaho National Laboratory
  4. HydroGEN: Photoelectrochemical (PEC) Hydrogen Production and PEC and OER Supernodes, James Young, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  5. HydroGEN: Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen (STCH) and STCH Supernode, Anthony McDaniel, Sandia National Laboratories
  6. Benchmarking Advanced Water Splitting Technologies: Best Practices in Materials Characterization, Kathy Ayers, Proton OnSite

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Electrolysis Production

  1. High Temperature Alkaline Water Electrolysis, Hui Xu, Giner, Inc.
  2. Proton-Conducting Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells for Large-Scale Hydrogen Production at Intermediate Temperatures, Prabhakar Singh, University of Connecticut
  3. Degradation Characterization and Modeling of a New Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cell Utilizing Accelerated Life Testing, Scott Barnett, Northwestern University
  4. Thin-Film, Metal-Supported High-Performance and Durable Proton-Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Cell, Tianli Zhu, United Technologies Research Center
  5. High Efficiency PEM Water Electrolysis Enabled by Advanced Catalysts, Membranes, and Processes, Kathy Ayers, Nel Hydrogen
  6. Developing Novel Platinum Group Metal-Free Catalysts for Alkaline Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution Reactions, Sanjeev Mukerjee, Northeastern University
  7. PGM-Free OER Catalysts for PEM Electrolyzer, Di-Jia Liu, Argonne National Laboratory
  8. High-Performance Ultralow-Cost Non-Precious Metal Catalyst System for AEM Electrolyzer, Hoon Chung, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  9. Scalable Elastomeric Membranes for Alkaline Water Electrolysis, Yu Seung Kim, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  10. Intermediate Temperature Proton-Conducting Solid Oxide Electrolysis Cells with Improved Performance and Durability, Xingbo Liu, West Virginia University
  11. Development of Durable Materials for Cost Effective Advanced Water Splitting Utilizing All Ceramic Solid Oxide Electrolyzer Stack Technology, John Pietras, Saint-Gobain
  12. Proton-Conducting Ceramic Electrolyzers for High-Temperature Water Splitting, Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh, FuelCell Energy, Inc.
  13. High-Performance AEM LTE with Advanced Membranes, Ionomers, and PGM-Free Electrodes, Paul A. Kohl, Georgia Institute of Technology
  14. Performance and Durability Investigation of Thin, Low Crossover Proton Exchange Membranes for Water Electrolyzers, Andrew Park, The Chemours Company FC, LLC
  15. Pure Hydrogen Production through Precious-Metal-Free Membrane Electrolysis of Dirty Water, Shannon Boettcher, University of Oregon
  16. Advanced Coatings to Enhance the Durability of SOEC Stacks, Neil Kidner, Nexceris, LLC
  17. Scalable High-Hydrogen Flux, Robust Thin Film Solid Oxide Electrolyzer, Colin Gore, Redox Power Systems, LLC
  18. A Multifunctional Isostructural Bilayer Oxygen Evolution Electrode for Durable Intermediate-Temperature Electrochemical Water Splitting, Kevin Huang, University of South Carolina

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High Temperature Thermochemical Production

  1. Accelerated Discovery of STCH Hydrogen Production Materials via High-Throughput Computational and Experimental Methods, Ryan O'Hayre, Colorado School of Mines
  2. Computationally Accelerated Discovery and Experimental Demonstration of High-Performance Materials for Advanced STCH Hydrogen Production, Charles Musgrave, University of Colorado Boulder
  3. Transformative Materials for High-Efficiency Thermochemical Production of Solar Fuels, Chris Wolverton, Northwestern University
  4. Mixed Ionic Electronic Conducting Quaternary Perovskites: Materials by Design for STCH Hydrogen, Ellen Stechel, Arizona State University
  5. New High-Entropy Perovskite Oxides with Increased Reducibility and Stability for Thermochemical Hydrogen Generation, Jian Luo, University of California, San Diego
  6. A New Paradigm for Materials Discovery and Development for Lower Temperature and Isothermal Thermochemical Hydrogen Production, Jonathan Scheffe, University of Florida

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Photoelectrochemical Production

  1. Best-in-Class Platinum Group Metal-Free (PGM-Free) Catalyst Integrated Tandem Junction PEC Water Splitting Devices, Charles Dismukes, Rutgers University
  2. Protective Catalyst Systems on III-V and Si-Based Semiconductors for Efficient, Durable Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Devices, Thomas Jaramillo, Stanford University
  3. Novel Chalcopyrites For Advanced PEC Water Splitting, Nicolas Gaillard, University of Hawaii
  4. Monolithically Integrated Thin-Film/Silicon Tandem Photoelectrodes for High Efficiency and Stable PEC Water Splitting, Zetian Mi, University of Michigan
  5. Perovskite/Perovskite Tandem Photoelectrodes For Low-Cost Unassisted Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Yanfa Yan, The University of Toledo
  6. Development of Composite Photocatalyst Materials that are Highly Selective for Solar Hydrogen Production and Their Evaluation in Z-Scheme Reactor Designs, Shane Ardo, University of California, Irvine
  7. Highly Efficient Solar Water Splitting Using 3D/2D Hydrophobic Perovskites with Corrosion Resistant Barriers, Aditya D. Mohite, William Marsh Rice University

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Biological Production

  1. Novel Hybrid Microbial Electrochemical System for Efficient Hydrogen Generation from Biomass, Hong Liu, Oregon State University
  2. BioHydrogen (BioH2) Consortium to Advance Fermentative Hydrogen Production, Pin-Ching Maness, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  3. Scalable and Highly Efficient Microbial Electrochemical Reactor for Hydrogen Generation from Lignocellulosic Biomass and Waste, Hong Liu, Oregon State University

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Hydrogen Production Analysis

  1. Analysis of Advanced Hydrogen Production and Delivery Pathways, Brian James, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

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Other Production

  1. Industrially Scalable Waste CO2 Reduction to Useful Chemicals and Fuels, Todd Deutsch, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Extremely Durable Concrete using Methane Decarbonization Nanofiber Co-Products with Hydrogen, Alan W. Weimer, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Advanced Materials—Storage

  1. HyMARC: A Consortium for Advancing Hydrogen Storage Materials, Mark Allendorf, Sandia National Laboratories, and Tom Gennett, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. HyMARC Core Activity: Sorbents, Tom Gennett, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  3. HyMARC Core Activity: Metal Hydrides, Mark Allendorf, Sandia National Laboratories
  4. HyMARC: Hydrogen Carriers R&D Activities for Bulk Hydrogen Storage and Transport, Tom Autrey, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  5. HyMARC Core Activity: Characterization, Philip Parilla, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  6. HyMARC Core Activity: Data Hub, Courtney Pailing, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  7. HyMARC Core Activity: Computational Modeling, Brandon Wood, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  8. HyMARC: Metal Hydrides for Stationary Storage Applications, Tae Wook Heo, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  9. HyMARC Seedling: Development of Magnesium Boride Etherates as Hydrogen Storage Materials, Godwin Severa, University of Hawaii
  10. HyMARC Seedling: Electrolyte Assisted Hydrogen Storage Reactions, Dan Addison, Liox Power
  11. HyMARC Seedling: ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) Synthesis of Novel Nanostructured Metal Borohydrides, Steven Christensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  12. HyMARC Seedling: Optimized Hydrogen Adsorbents via Machine Learning and Crystal Engineering, Don Siegel, University of Michigan
  13. Theory-Guided Design and Discovery of Materials for Reversible Methane and Hydrogen Storage, Omar Farha, Northwestern University
  14. Metal-Organic Frameworks Containing Frustrated Lewis Pairs for Hydrogen Storage at Ambient Temperature, Shengqian Ma, University of South Florida
  15. HyMARC Seedling: Optimal Adsorbents for Low-Cost Storage of Natural Gas and Hydrogen: Computational Identification, Experimental Demonstration, and System-Level Projection, Don Siegel, University of Michigan
  16. Methane and Hydrogen Storage with Porous Cage-Based Composite Materials, Eric Bloch, University of Deleware
  17. Uniting Theory and Experiment to Deliver Flexible MOFs for Superior Methane (NG) Storage, Brian Space, University of South Florida
  18. Heteroatom-Modified and Compacted Zeolite-Templated Carbons for Gas Storage, Nicholas Stadie, Montana State University
  19. Developing New NG Super-Absorbent Polymer, Mike Chung, Penn State University
  20. Hydrogen Release from Concentrated Media with Reusable Catalysts, Travis Williams, University of Southern California
  21. A Reversible Liquid Hydrogen Carrier System Based on Ammonium Formate and Captured CO2, Hongfei Lin, Washington State University
  22. High Capacity Step-Shaped Hydrogen Adsorption in Robust, Pore-Gating Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks, Michael McGuirk, Colorado School of Mines
  23. SBIR: General Techniques for Increasing Packing Density of Metal-Organic Frameworks for Enhanced Volumetric Storage of Hydrogen, William Morris, NuMat

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Systems Engineering—Storage

  1. Hydrogen Storage System Modeling: Public Access, Maintenance, and Enhancements, Matt Thornton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  2. Emergency Hydrogen Refueler for Individual Consumer Fuel Cell Vehicles, Daniel Carr, Skyhaven Systems

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Advanced Tanks—Storage

  1. Precursor Processing Development for Low Cost, High Strength Carbon Fiber for Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessel Applications, Matthew Weisenberger, University of Kentucky
  2. Developing a New Polyolefin Precursor for Low-Cost, High-Strength Carbon Fiber, Mike Chung, Penn State University
  3. Novel Plasticized Melt Spinning Process of PAN Fibers Based on Task-Specific Ionic Liquids, Sheng Dai, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  4. SBIR: Highly Efficient Smart Tanks for Hydrogen Storage, Ambalavanan Jayaraman, TDA Research, Inc.

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Testing and Analysis—Storage

  1. System Level Analysis of Hydrogen Storage Options, Rajesh Ahluwalia, Argonne National Laboratory
  2. Hydrogen Storage Cost Analysis, Cassidy Houchins, Strategic Analysis, Inc.

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