Permascand Top Holding AB (an electrochemical solution provider) and Verdagy (water electrolysis technology provider for green hydrogen) have signed a collaboration agreement to develop an electrochemical cell to produce green hydrogen.
The agreement will accelerate the commercialisation of the electrochemical cell that is the foundation for the Verdagy Water Electrolysis (VWE) process. Both partners will collaborate on developing and commercialising a novel large aspect ratio electrolysis cell capable of managing the heat and stress comparatively at much higher densities.
The three-square meter cell and membrane architecture will dramatically lower the upfront capital costs of a cell and system. Very large cells operating at high current densities are more productive and result in reducing hydrogen production costs.
Peter Lundstrom, CEO at Permascand, said, “Their technology and our ability to scale the manufacture of high-end electrolysis equipment will assure the marketplace that the Verdagy process has the support and backing to rapidly impact the decarbonisation of many industrial processes.”
Marty Neese, Verdagy’s CEO, added that Permascand focuses on reproducibility and reliability and the ability to competitively manufacture large quantities of large format electrochemical cells will be invaluable in the rapid commercialisation of the VWE process.
Verdagy is currently modifying its pilot plant facilities in Moss Landing, California, to operate 200 kW cells at current densities 2 to 4 higher than its competitors. The collaboration with Permascand is expected to unlock low-cost hydrogen production.