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Nel ASA: Nel and partners receive about USD 90 million in funding from DoE

(March 13, 2024 - Oslo, Norway, Nel, OSE:NEL).

Today, Nel and its partners received around 90 USD million from the Department of Energy (DoE) for seven research and development projects. Nel is the leading partner on one of the projects. About 10 % of the work under the R&D programs will be undertaken by Nel.

“We are thankful for the support from the Department of Energy, which will help accelerate our research and development while solving key challenges for the future of the hydrogen industry,” says Nel’s Vice President for Research and Development, Kathy Ayers.

DoE has awarded funding to the following projects in which Nel is one of the partners:

  • Low-Cost, Clean AEM Electrolysis through Transport Property Understanding, Manufacturing Scale-up, and Optimization of Electrodes and Their Interfaces (Nel in lead)
  • Advanced Porous Transport Layer Design and Manufacturing for PEM Electrolyzers
  • Durable, Low-Cost, Manufacturable AEM Electolyzer Components
  • Oxygen Evolution Reaction Catalyst Scale-Up and Validation for Proton Exchange Membrane Water Electrolyzers
  • Precious-Metal Free Coatings for PPG PTL Assemblies
  • High Performance non-PFSA Membranes for Next-Generation Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Electrolyzers
  • H2CIRC: Circular Recycling for the Hydrogen Economy

Link to the press release from the Department of Energy:


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