The Zinc-Intermediate Electrolyzer captures the cheapest solar and wind power during times of high renewable generation. Through our asymmetric charging and discharging cycles we make green hydrogen and renewable electricity available at any time. This minimizes the cost to operate our electrolyzers and contributes to the expansion of wind and solar power, reducing strain on local power grids.
We charge our device with energy from renewable sources. Choosing the four strongest hours of wind and solar each day when renewable energy is abundant and cost-effective.
The innovative storage electrolyzer offers the hybrid functionality of a battery and electrolyzer.
During the charging process electrical energy is absorbed at a high power. Oxygen is released and the energy is converted within our electrolyzer into solid zinc, which is deposited on an electrode. As an intermediate step the device stores the energy safely as a solid metal. During discharging, the metal is dissolved back into the electrolyte producing both hydrogen and electricity. This flexible process allows for demand-driven production of green hydrogen and electricity.
The investment costs associated with additional storage can be eliminated due to the combined functionality of our storage electrolyzer.
High charging capacity enables renewable electricity to be purchased cost-effectively. Four hours of low cost charging allows for continuous demand based hydrogen production up to 24 hours per day.
The battery function enables reliable renewable electricity around the clock. Local consumption can be served renewably and affordably through electricity arbitrage during the day.
The electricity generated in parallel with hydrogen enables high overall efficiency, which can be further increased by using waste heat recovery.