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MEMbrane based Purification of HYdrogen System

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Project "MEMPHYS" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Jamova 39
postcode: 1000

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 Coordinator Country Slovenia [SI]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙088˙195 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙925 € (96%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Demonstrate on a large scale the feasibility of using hydrogen to support integration of renewable energy sources into the energy systems, including through its use as a competitive energy storage medium for electricity produced from renewable energy sou...)
 Code Call H2020-JTI-FCH-2016-1
 Funding Scheme FCH2-RIA
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-01-01   to  2019-12-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN SI (LJUBLJANA) coordinator 274˙856.00
2    HYET HYDROGEN BV NL (ARNHEM) participant 496˙140.00
5    BORIT NV BE (GEEL) participant 307˙936.00


 Project objective

Project MEMPHYS, MEMbrane based Purification of HYdrogen System, targets the development of a stand-alone hydrogen purification system based on a scalable membrane hydrogen purification module. Applications are for instance hydrogen recovery from biomass fermentation, industrial pipelines, storage in underground caverns, and industrial waste gas streams. The consortium consists of six partners including two universities, two research institutes, and two companies from five different countries. The overall budget totals 2 M€, with individual budgets between 220 and 500 T€. This project will utilize an electrochemical hydrogen purification (EHP) system. EHP has proven to produce high purity hydrogen (5N) while maintaining low energy consumption because the purification and optional compression are electrochemical and isothermal processes. A low CAPEX for the EHP system is feasible due to the significant reductions of system costs that result from recent design improvements and market introductions of various electrochemical conversion systems such as hydrogen fuel cells. In detail, the purification process will be a two-step process. A catalyst-coated proton exchange membrane will be assisted by one selectively permeable polymer membrane. Standard catalysts are sensitive to impurities in the gas. Therefore, alternative anode catalysts for the EHP cell, an anti-poisoning strategy and an on board diagnostic system will be developed. The resulting MEMPHYS system will be multi-deployable for purification of a large variety of hydrogen sources. A valuable feature of the MEMPHYS system is the simultaneous compression of the purified hydrogen up to 200 bar, facilitating the transport and storage of the purified hydrogen. The MEMPHYS project offers the European Union an excellent chance to advance the expertise in electrochemical conversion systems on a continental level, while at the same time promoting the use and establishment of hydrogen based renewable energy systems.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Linda Schorer, Sven Schmitz, Alexandra Weber
Membrane based purification of hydrogen system (MEMPHYS)
published pages: 12708-12714, ISSN: 0360-3199, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.01.108
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44/25 2019-11-07
2017 Gert Nelissen
(Invited) Formed Metal Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates
published pages: 435-444, ISSN: 1938-5862, DOI: 10.1149/08008.0435ecst
ECS Transactions 80/8 2019-11-07
2019 Uwe Reimer, Dieter Froning, Gert Nelissen, Leonard F. J. M. Raymakers, Shidong Zhang, Steven B. Beale, Werner Lehnert
An Engineering Toolbox for the Evaluation of Metallic Flow Field Plates
published pages: 85, ISSN: 2305-7084, DOI: 10.3390/chemengineering3040085
ChemEngineering 3/4 2019-11-07
2019 Martin Stepančič, Ðani Juričić, Pavle Boškoski
Fault detection of fuel cell systems based on statistical assessment of impedance data
published pages: 76-85, ISSN: 0196-8904, DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2019.05.004
Energy Conversion and Management 195 2019-11-07
2018 U. Reimer, D. Froning, S. B. Beale, W. Lehnert
Engineering toolbox for flowfield plates with automated mesh generation
published pages: 156-157, ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000240521
15th Symposium on Modeling and Validation of Electrochemical Energy Devices. ModVal 2018 15 2019-06-11

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