International PEM Workshop

February 16th and 17th 2016

The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Freiburg organises a workshop on "Durability and Degradation Issues in PEM Electrolysis Cells and its Components".

Experts from academia, industrx and politics are invited to refer about technical advances, economic opportunities and the furture of energy policy.


The following speakers are expected

February 16

FCH 2 JU Funded Water Electrolysis Projects - Status and Perspectives
Jean-Luc Deplancke, FCH JU, Belgium

The Need for Large Scale Electrolysers - Hydrogen as Part of the Energy System
Dr. Christopher Hebling, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany

Novel Materials and System Designs for Low Cost, Efficient and Durable PEM Electrolysers
Dr. Magnus Thomassen, SINTEF, Norway

Membranes for Water Electrolysis - Target-Oriented Choice and Design of Materials
Lorenz Gubler, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

Analysis of Degradation Processes in PEM Water Electrolysis Cell
Pierre Millet, Université Paris-Sud, France

Diagnosing Electrode Degradation in PEM Water Electrolysers
Marcelo Carmo, FZJ, Germany

Degradation Mechanisms and Enhanced Stability of PEM Electrosysis Cells Using Low Catalyst Loadings and Novel Type of Membranes
Antonio Arico, CNR-ITAE, Italy

Life-Time Pridiction of PEM Water Electrolysis Stacks Coupled with RES
Kevin Harrison, NREL, USA

Do we have understood Degradation in PEM Electrolysis Cells?
Dmitri Bessarabov, HySA, South Africa

February 17

Aging Effects in PFSA Membranes by Electrochemical Cycling
Tomás Klicpera, FuMA-Tech, Germany

The Impact of Non-uniform Electrodes on Performance and Gas Cross-over
Ed Wright, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cell, Great Britain

Field Test Experience with Hydrogenics Prototype Stack and System for MW PEM Electrolysis
Jan Vaes, Hydrogenics Europe, Belgium

Stack Sife-time and Failure Mechanism
Everett Anderson, Proton OnSite, USA

Field Test Experience with Areva H2Gen, France
Fabien Aupretre, Areva H2Gen, France

Electrochemical Hydrogen Compression - Degradation Issues
Peter Bouwman, HyET, Netherlands

Towards life-time Prediction and AST Protocols - what do we need?
Tom Smolinka, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany


External Links

  • PEM Workshop

    Here you can find more information and the registration.