The use of green hydrogen has gained momentum in recent years, especially with increasing global concerns over climate change. As a clean and versatile energy carrier, green hydrogen has the potential to revolutionize various sectors, from transportation to industry. In their recent paper, “Electrolysers – Opportunities for the High-Tech Manufacturing Industry,” VoltaChem explores the potential for high-tech manufacturing companies to develop and commercialize electrolysers to meet the growing demand for green hydrogen. The report provides insights into the use of electrolysers for the production of green hydrogen and how this technology can be integrated into various industries, such as the chemical, steel, and refining sectors.
As part of the green hydrogen value chain, SparkNano has also been featured in VoltaChem’s report as a company that provides spatial atomic layer deposition (Spatial ALD) technology for electrolyser manufacturers.
Spatial ALD is a cutting-edge technology that allows for precise, uniform, and conformal thin film deposition on complex 3D surfaces. This makes it an ideal technology for the production of electrolysers, which require a high degree of precision and uniformity. By using Spatial ALD technology, electrolysers can be produced with reduced use of scarce materials, higher efficiency, longer lifespan, and improved performance.
However, the benefits of Spatial ALD technology go beyond just the production of electrolysers. Spatial ALD can also be used to improve the performance and durability of other green energy technologies, such as fuel cells and batteries, making it a versatile technology that has the potential to revolutionize the green energy sector.
At SparkNano, we are committed to developing and commercializing Spatial ALD technology for the production of electrolysers and other green energy technologies. By partnering with manufacturers and researchers, we aim to drive innovation and help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future.
To read the full report that illustrates how the challenge of rapid upscaling and improving electrolysers can be addressed by using high-tech manufacturing technologies as currently applied for the production of thin-film electronics, click here.
VoltaChem is an industry-driven Shared Innovation Program focused on developing electrochemical conversion technology for a sustainable future. The program is based in the Netherlands and brings together a diverse group of stakeholders, including businesses, research institutions, and government agencies, to collaborate on developing new technologies for the production of sustainable chemicals and fuels. With a focus on electrification, VoltaChem aims to create a circular economy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and supports the transition to renewable energy sources. Through its innovative approach and strong partnerships, VoltaChem is helping to lead the way in sustainable technology development and the transition to a more sustainable future.
SparkNano develops and supplies Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition equipment for energy, OLED and related applications. SparkNano was first founded in 2018 as a spin-off of TNO (the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research). The company’s products enable its customers to seamlessly scale from lab-to-fab. Next to the high-quality equipment, an experienced team also supports in process development and optimization, provides application support and yield & and performance management. SparkNano is located in the Brainport ecosystem in Eindhoven.