StaR - Stack Revolution

StaR - Stack Revolution

The aim of the joint research project is a radical cost reduction in alkaline water electrolysis for the production of green hydrogen

The Stack Revolution project is a collaboration between science and industry with the aim of developing a particularly cost-effective cell stack for alkaline water electrolysis funded by BMBF in the framework of the H2Giga platform. The project is coordinated by the start-up WEW from Dortmund, whose founders contribute many years of industrial experience in management positions and extensive know-how in the field of electrochemical processes. The Institute of Chemical and Electrochemical Process Engineering and the Research Center Energy Storage Technologies of the Clausthal University of Technology are research partners in the project and responsible for the characterization and further development of electrodes as well as the model-based design of cells and stacks. RWTH Aachen University is investigating suitable joining processes for manufacturing the stacks, while OTH Regensburg is planning the gigawatt-scale production process and developing a digital twin for production ramp-up. As a tie between stack development and the establishment of series production, the research project is completed by Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, which deals with market forecasts and supply chain management issues.