AFC Energy PLC (LON:AFC) has been invited to present its AlkaMem anion exchange membrane technology to industry at the prestigious Fraunhofer Society today focused on an area where it sees "significant growth potential".
AFC's technology, originally designed for its proprietary high energy density fuel cells systems, will be presented in the context of alkaline water electrolysis and green hydrogen generation.
With the EU electrolysis market expected to reach 40GW by 2030, AFC believes "there is now significant growth potential in this market with alkaline water electrolysers expected to deliver a larger percentage of the overall project demand".
The AlkaMem membrane is already being provided to several industrial and academic institutions in Europe under material supply agreements for trials within the field of alkaline water electrolysis with excellent results obtained to date.
The presentation will provide an update on membrane performance, scale up, and use cases within the alkaline water electrolyser industry.
As well as alkaline water electrolysis, potential applications of the membrane are seen in alkaline fuel cells, fuel synthesis, electrodialysis, desalination, acid remediation, salt water batteries and REDOX flow batteries.