Entity and financial line: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Challenge Call of Collaboration.
ITECAM participates inside the call Challenge-Collaboration 2016 of Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness with the project “Optimization and Improvement of Electrolysis Cells PEM for the production of Hydrogen through simulation and experimentation (ENHIGMA)”.
In order to introduce scientific, technological and industrial knowledge, this initiative is developed in strict cooperation with five more entities and companies that participate in the National Centre of Hydrogen (CNH2), Adix Enginery, Energetic Hydrogen Development, the Association of Industry in Navarra (AIN) and FLUBETECH.
Due to the production of hydrogen with energetic ends through non based combustible fossils will be one of the major challenges for the future, the aim of the project is to obtain a PEM electrolyser (Proton Exchange Membrane) of greater duration and less energetic consumption through optimizations in design and bipolar plaques that are composed of. The reason why this is necessary is because among the possible methods to produce hydrogen through renewable energy, electrolysis PEM constitutes the most important process.
Within the project, ITECAM will developed several mathematical modes through FEA software (Finite Element Analysis) to analyse the mechanical and structural behaviour of bipolar plaques assembled. The aim is to guarantee the mechanic integrity of the several manufactured pieces. It will also cooperate during the production phase of prototypes in the design of necessary equipment and the optimization of the mechanic process.