We seek partners who want to leverage Los Alamos capabilities to advance their technology and product ambitions through demonstration and deployment in the following areas:
Catalysis, separations, and sensing
Los Alamos has invested in hydrogen production technologies with a focus on lowering costs and increasing efficiencies. Core capabilities include catalyst development, testing, and independent validation; steam methane reforming reactions; and hydrogen purification and separations. Our analytical and sensing capabilities include characterization of hydrogen end-use products, online and continuous monitoring of gas phase reactions, and hydrogen leak detection.
With a goal to reduce the cost of producing clean hydrogen using electrolyzers, Los Alamos has advanced knowledge, expertise, and capabilities related to low-temperature water electrolysis. Critical components for electrolyzers are under deployment, including PGM-free electro catalysts, polymer electrolyte membranes (including hydrocarbon, alkaline, and high-temperature PEM), porous transport layers, and membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs).
Los Alamos is also a partner in the Hydrogen from Next-generation Electrolyzer of Water (H2NEW) consortium—a multi-lab effort funded by the Department of Energy—with additional efforts on reversible fuel cells and electrolysis.
Modeling and simulation of production systems and processes
Design, modeling, and simulation expertise contribute to the validation behind our partners' and our hydrogen production technologies. Below are several of our capabilities: