H2-MOF: Next Generation of MOF-Based Membranes for H2 Technologies: Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers

Research project corresponding to the call 2021 and reference: TED2021-132092B-C21, within the State Program to Promote Scientific-Technical Research and its Transfer (Strategic Projects Oriented to Ecological Transition and Digital Transition).

H2-MOF, a coordinated project between APMU at IMDEA Energy (IME) & SYPMAT group at University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), aims to develop new Proton Hybrid Membranes (PHMs) composed of phosphonate Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) combined with proton conductor crosslinked multiblock copolymers for their use in electrochemical devices that produce electricity (PEMFCs) and green H2 (PEMWEs). These PHMs will exhibit the advantages of both components: conductive crosslinked multiblock copolymers impart mechanical stability & moderated swelling degree to the membrane, and MOFs improve the ionic conductivity due to its high capacity to retain water even at high temperatures, expanding the operating temperature.

Partners: IMDEA Energy Institute (Coordinator); University Carlos III of Madrid

Funding Institution/Program: Ministry of Science and Innovation – European Union NextGenerationEU – PRTR / Strategic Projects Oriented to Ecological Transition and Digital Transition

Period: December 2022-November 2024

IMDEA Energy Institute external funding: 206.899,95 €

IP: Dr. Patricia Horcajada / Dr. Yolanda Pérez