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Novel MAterial and Process Design for ReVerse Electrodialysis-Water ELectrolysis Energy System

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Project "MARVEL" data sheet

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Organization address
address: TECHNICKA 5
city: PRAHA
postcode: 166 28

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 Coordinator Country Czech Republic [CZ]
 Project website
 Total cost 142˙720 €
 EC max contribution 142˙720 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2019-05-31


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 Project objective

Development of renewable energy resources that can address energy and environmental issues is currently the top global challenge. Reverse Electrodialysis (RED) is a highly innovative technology for conversion of salinity gradient energy into electricity. Water electrolysis is a promising option for hydrogen production from renewable energy resources. Recently, a novel approach combining RED and Alkaline Polymer Electrolyte Water Electrolysis (APEWE) was reported for sustainable hydrogen production. However, this process achieved low efficiency: RED suffers from the negative impact of multivalent ions on power generation, whereas APEWE lacks highly conducive and stable membrane separators and polymer binders. The MARVEL project aims to i) endow monovalent ion selectivity for RED membranes to reduce the influence of multivalent ions ii) develop novel, fully characterized membrane separators and polymer binders for APEWE iii) test RED-APEWE process with these new materials iv) perform a techno-economic assessment for commercial feasibility. The ultimate goal of MARVEL is to broaden the knowledge and expertise of the researcher, Dr. Ramato Ashu Tufa, through high-quality research training in the emergig area of renewable energy involving multidisciplinary investigation approaches and intersectoral secondments. This allows him to establish a long-standing relationship with his institute and increase his professional network across Europe. An effective dissemination of project results and knowledge will be implemented through presentations of results in major conference, seminars, publications in high-impact peer reviewed journals, project web page, open days etc. Profound outputs from MARVEL will significantly contrubte towards establishment of a strong scientific and technical base for European science and technology, foster the competitiveness and growth of EU economy with a positive impact on the major objectives of energy policy for sustainability and security.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Ramato Ashu Tufa, Sylwin Pawlowski, Joost Veerman, Karel Bouzek, Enrica Fontananova, Gianluca di Profio, Svetlozar Velizarov, João Goulão Crespo, Kitty Nijmeijer, Efrem Curcio
Progress and prospects in reverse electrodialysis for salinity gradient energy conversion and storage
published pages: 290-331, ISSN: 0306-2619, DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.111
Applied Energy 225 2019-10-15
2018 Ahmet H. Avci, Ramato A. Tufa, Enrica Fontananova, Gianluca Di Profio, Efrem Curcio
Reverse Electrodialysis for energy production from natural river water and seawater
published pages: 512-521, ISSN: 0360-5442, DOI: 10.1016/
Energy 165 2019-10-15
2018 Ramato Ashu Tufa, Jaromír Hnát, Michal Němeček, Roman Kodým, Efrem Curcio, Karel Bouzek
Hydrogen production from industrial wastewaters: An integrated reverse electrodialysis - Water electrolysis energy system
published pages: 418-426, ISSN: 0959-6526, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.269
Journal of Cleaner Production 203 2019-10-15
2018 Ramato Ashu Tufa, Sylwin Pawlowski, Joost Veerman, Karel Bouzek, Enrica Fontananova, Gianluca di Profio, Svetlozar Velizarov, João Goulão Crespo, Kitty Nijmeijer, Efrem Curcio
Progress and prospects in reverse electrodialysis for salinity gradient energyconversion and storage
published pages: 290–331, ISSN: 0306-2619, DOI:
Applied Energy 225 2019-10-15
2019 Jaromír Hnát, Michaela Plevova, Ramato Ashu Tufa, Jan Zitka, Martin Paidar, Karel Bouzek
Development and testing of a novel catalyst-coated membrane with platinum-free catalysts for alkaline water electrolysis
published pages: 17493-17504, ISSN: 0360-3199, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.05.054
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44/33 2019-10-15

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