Activities Task 35

Renewable Hydrogen Production


Co-Operating Agents: Task sponsor/Mentor - Eric Miller (USA) , Subtask 1 - TBA,  Subtask 2 - Wilson A. Smith(The Netherlands), Subtask 3 - Christian Sattler (Germany)
 
Term: 3-5 years, beginning 2015
 
Background: Develop technologies to produce hydrogen from clean, domestic resources at a delivered and dispensed cost of $2-$4/kg H2 by 2020. 
 
Purpose and Objectives: 
  • Research innovations needed to push forward the state-of-the-art in all of the renewable hydrogen production technologies toward practical viability can be facilitated by the creation of an international network of experts in all the renewable hydrogen pathways to leverage developments in critical technology areas (such as thermodynamics, catalysis, membranes/separations, metrics and standards, techno-economic analysis, etc.) with cross-cutting importance to all such pathways.  
  • The objective of the Renewable Hydrogen Task is to establish such a network to improve communication and dissemination amongst the leading experts within the international community (e.g., through the organization of conference symposium and joint publications in relevant renewable hydrogen production technology areas); and to establish a direct information link with the IEA-HIA Executive Committee for conveying concise summaries of the most important and promising technical progress in all of the renewable hydrogen pathways.  
  • The Renewable Hydrogen Task network will allow cutting-edge research from around the world to be shared amongst peers, thus accelerating the development of high efficiency and low cost materials and systems for the large scale deployment of all renewable hydrogen technologies.
Description:
  • Subtask 1: Renewable Electrolysis - This Subtask may be a ‘shared’ Subtask with the IEA-Advanced Fuel Cells Implementing Agreement, providing further cross-cutting opportunities for leveraging synergies among related technology Experts.
  • Subtask 2: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting (Subtask Leader, Wilson Smith, The Netherlands).
  • Subtask 3: Solar-Thermochemical Water Splitting (Subtask Leader, Christian Sattler, Germany). This Subtask may be a ‘shared’ Subtask with the IEA SolarPACES, providing further cross-cutting opportunities for leveraging synergies among related technology Experts.
Participants:
 
Subtask 1: Renewable Electrolysis - This Subtask may be a ‘shared’ Subtask with the IEA-Advanced Fuel Cells Implementing Agreement, providing further cross-cutting opportunities for leveraging synergies among related technology Experts
 
Steering Committee:
 
Everett Anderson (Subtask Leader),  USA
Monjid Hamdan, United States
Kevin Harrison, United States
Chris Ainscough, United States
Others (to be determined through additional recruitment)

Preliminary Pool of Experts

Name Country Major Affiliation(s)
Pierre Millet France U. Paris
Jurgen Mergel Germany Julich
Magnus Thomassen Norway SINTEF
Tom Smolinka Germany Fraunhofer
Erik Christensen Denmark DTU

SOEC:

Name Country Marjor Affilation(s)
Jim O'Brien USA Argonne National Lab
Ken Furusaki Japan NGK


Subtask 2: Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting  - This Subtask represents a follow-on to the previous Task 26 on Materials R&D for Water Photolysis,  providing further cross-cutting opportunities for leveraging synergies among related technology Experts in Phohtoelectrochemical water splitting
 
Steering Committee:
 
Wilson Smith (Subtask Leader), The Netherlands
Heli Wang, United States
Roel van de Krol, Germany
Fatwa Abdi, Germany
Renata Solerska, Poland
Jae Sung Lee, Korea
Kazuhiro Sayama, Japan
James Durrant, United Kingdom
Ib Chorkendorff, Denmark

Name Country Major Affiliation(s)
John Turner USA NREL
Jan Augustynski EC Warsaw U.
Nicolas Gaillard USA U. Hawaii
Thomas Jaramillo USA Stanford
Shannon Boettcher USA U. Oregon
Kevin Sivula Switzerland EPFL
Kazunari Domen Japan U. Tokyo
Arthur Brau Switzerland EMPA
Dunwei Wang USA Boston College

 
Subtask 3: Solar-Thermochemical Water Splitting - This Subtask may be a ‘shared’ Subtask with the IEA SolarPACES, providing further cross-cutting opportunities for leveraging synergies among related technology Experts.
 
Steering Committee:
 
Christian Sattler (Subtask Leader), Germany
Ellen Stechel, USA
Martin Roeb, Germany
Peter Loutzenhiser, USA
Aldo Steinfeld, Switzerland
Tatsuya Kodama, Japan
Nate Siegel, USA
 
Preliminary Pool of Experts

Name Country Major Affiliation(s)
Al Weimer USA CU
Bill Summers USA SRNL
Ivan Ermanoski USA SNL
Jim Miller USA SNL
Jane Davidson USA UMN
 
Progress and Products:
  • Subtask 1: Renewable Electrolysis
    • ECS Electrolysis Session highlights
    • US DOE Electrolysis workshop highlights
  • Subtask 2: PEC Water Splitting
    • International recognition of long-standing PEC subtask member
    • 2014 Hu’a Iki SF Meeting w/ US DOE PEC working group
    • 2014 Hu’a Iki Berlin Meeting 
  • Subtask 3: STCH Water Splitting
    • 2014 Zurich workshop highlights
    • 2014 SolarPACES meeting highlights


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