IMI Critical Engineering has launched a proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer that produces green hydrogen using renewable energy sources, expanding its technological portfolio.
The new IMI Vivo electrolyzer, which divides water into hydrogen and oxygen by passing an electric current across it over a membrane, was introduced by the business to help the industrial use of hydrogen energy.
It employs a “turnkey” configuration that can be customized to meet client needs and comes equipped with a fuel cell, storage system, and electrolyzer.
The electrolyzer is currently in use in several research centers, including one at a Russell Group institution in England that is aiding IMI Critical Engineering with its continued work on eco-fuels and green technologies.
Hydrogen produced from renewable energy sources like wind, solar, or geothermal energy is increasingly viewed as an essential component of our transition to a sustainable future, according to Giuseppe Buscemi, President of IMI Critical Engineering, Europe.
The most recent DNV research is concerning, despite earlier International Energy Agency studies predicting it will account for 18% of the energy mix by 2050.
According to certification specialists DNV, hydrogen will only account for 5% of the global energy mix by 2050, significantly less than the 15% mandated by the 2015 Paris Agreement.