Kyros Hydrogen Solutions was, within the hydrogen network Hypos, a member of the project ELKE, which aims to develop high performance and cost-effective electrode structures for alkaline electrolysis.
The project sought to reduce the investment costs of alkaline electrolysis from 1,000 €/kW to 700 €/kW. To this end, ELKE worked on an improved manufacturing process that enables continuous coating of the electrodes. In addition, the performance parameters were better adapted to regenerative electricity by using a new combination of materials. The effectiveness of the adaptations was first analysed and mechanically characterized using imaging and spectroscopic methods and then tested in real operation.