TFP Hydrogen Products Ltd has been successfully awarded funding from Innovate UK’s Analysis for Innovators programme for a collaborative project with National Physical Laboratory (NPL) that will investigate the fundamental properties of coatings on titanium components for PEM water electrolysers.

‘Project Rainbow’ will be led by TFP Hydrogen’s Product Innovation Team Leader, Dr Srijita Nundy, who will work closely with NPL’s Lead Scientist, Dr Helen Jones, and her team to further develop the structure-function relationships of TFP Hydrogen’s advanced green-hydrogen materials.

Dr David Hodgson, Managing Director of TFP Hydrogen said, “Our specialist coatings and high performance catalysts for PEM water electrolysers are proven to significantly increase the efficiency, durability and lifetime of the systems, reducing operating cost whilst also increasing the lifetime of the asset. The funding from Innovate UK and collaboration with NPL is an extremely valuable opportunity for us build on our extensive knowledge and drive further innovations with the ambition of making PEM water electrolysers more efficient - ultimately, reducing the long term cost of green hydrogen production.”

The collaboration will facilitate access to NPL’s world-leading measurement capability and continue the long-standing relationship between the partners.

Dr Graham Smith, Principal Research Scientist at NPL commented, “We are very pleased to be working with TFP Hydrogen to investigate their coatings for PEM water electrolysers, this project continues our long history of supporting UK companies in the hydrogen sector with rapid access to world-leading measurement expertise in a wide range of techniques. Scientists from NPL’s Advanced Engineering Materials and Electrochemistry groups will develop and apply measurement techniques to gain insight into the structure and performance of TFP Hydrogen’s coatings.”

This new funding continues TFP Hydrogen Products successful track record of securing innovation funding for hydrogen, manufacturing and battery projects.

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