3D printed electrolyzers: Researchers from the University of Glasgow have printed a PEM electrolyzer constructed from silver-coated 3D-printed components made of polypropylene. 3D printing allows for the construction of light-weight, low-cost electrolyzers as well as the production of flow batteries and fuel cells.
Intercontinental standards: The Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has started its ‘EV Interoperability Center’ this May. Together with the EU Commission’s ‘Joint Research Centre’ they are working at standards for testing and charging electric vehicles safely as well as “future-proof” smart grid integration.
Efficient electric drive production: The collaborative project ‘AnStrom’ is looking at lamination stack production for electric drives and how it can be optimised. The effort is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and aims to develop design guidelines for sheet geometries ready for production.
effizienzfabrik.de (in German), wbk.kit.edu (project’s website)
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