Smoltek inaugurates inhouse hydrogen laboratory

Smoltek Nanotech Holding AB (“Smoltek”) announces that the group company Smoltek Hydrogen has inaugurated the new inhouse hydrogen laboratory.

In these facilities equipped with advanced instruments and tools the R&D team can carry out performance measurement and long-term tests of electrolyzer cells and will also be able to manufacture test cells.

During the spring, the group company Smoltek Hydrogen built its own hydrogen laboratory, in connection with Smoltek’s new headquarters in central Gothenburg. H2LAB, as it is called, has advanced equipment for performance measurement and long-term tests of electrolyzer cells, and also enables in-house production of test cells. This will accelerate the development of the company’s disruptive cell material, at the same time as the evaluation of different concepts for volume production is enabled.

At the official opening of H2LAB, Ellinor Ehrnberg gave a speech and Per Zellman ceremoniously cut the ribbon and declared the company’s new laboratory open.

“Here we can try-out cells with a minimal amount of iridium. Using as little iridium as possible in a PEM electrolyzer is absolutely crucial in order to be able to produce the large amount of green hydrogen that a fossil-free future needs”, says Ellinor Ehrnberg.

She continues: “In an external laboratory, we have already been able to show that we reach the right performance with 0.5 mg iridium/cm2. And hopefully, we will be able to show that our technology only needs to use 0.1 mg iridium/cm2. Compare that with the goal set by the electrolyzer manufacturers, which is 0.8 mg iridium/cm2 in 2030. With our technology, around 5 tons of iridium could be saved annually ­­– which is a rare metal that is forecast to cost around SEK 8 million/kg in 2030.”

Engr. Haseeb Ullah

Haseeb covers the global energy market for both conventional and modern energy resources. His expertise is on the global energy supply chain from generation to distribution and end-users. He has a Master degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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