On Thursday, February 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern Time, DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office will present a live webinar about the HydroGEN Advanced Water Splitting Materials consortium. Researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will discuss the consortium's extensive materials research capabilities to address R&D challenges in efficiency, durability, and cost.
HydroGEN experts Dong Ding and Ting He from Idaho National Laboratory (INL), with other INL researchers and collaborators from Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of South Carolina, have demonstrated efficient hydrogen production via steam electrolysis below 600°C using proton-conducting electrolytes.
Sandia National Laboratories is hosting a technical seminar titled “Perovksite Materials Design for Solar-Thermochemical Processes by Combining Experimental and Theoretical Thermodynamic Data,” via webinar on Monday, November 5, at 10 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.
The HydroGEN Benchmarking Project team is planning the first in an annual series of advanced water splitting (AWS) workshops. The 2018 workshop, "Advanced Water-Splitting Technology Pathways Benchmarking & Protocols Workshop" will be held October 24–25, 2018, at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona.
HydroGEN members have organized two joint symposia during the 2019 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting and Exhibit April 22–26, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona, where researchers from diverse disciplines will gather to share research findings and discuss issues and developments in advanced water splitting materials (AWSM) science and related sciences.
During the 2018 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program recognized two members of the HydroGEN Steering Committee, Huyen Dinh of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Richard Boardman of Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
On May 24 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3.5 million for early-stage hydrogen production research and development that is compatible with nuclear energy sources.
At the 2018 Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) Principal Investigator Meeting, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program announced Interagency Collaborative Opportunities for DMREF teams to partner with MGI-related efforts outside of DMREF, including the HydroGEN Energy Materials Network. HydroGEN is looking for DMREF collaborators in innovative water splitting research that could best leverage its world-class capability nodes.
Proton OnSite recently announced that it is receiving approximately $1.8 million in a cooperative agreement award to lead the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Water Splitting (AWS) Benchmarking Project with the HydroGEN Energy Materials Network consortium. Through this award, the project team will develop a comprehensive framework of best practices and standardized protocols for evaluating AWS hydrogen production technologies at the materials, component, device, and system levels.
HydroGEN experts Tadashi Ogitsu and Brandon Wood from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), with other team members from LLNL and collaborators at Rice University and San Diego State University, have discovered a new class of cheap and efficient catalyst materials to help extract hydrogen from water efficiently and cheaply.