Hydrogen is the most promising energy carrier for solving the global energy challenge. It is the most abundant and lightest of the elements and it is a fuel with very high energy density and zero-emissions. The technological challenge to give hydrogen a key role in the short-term is as hard as challenging.
Spike Renewables carries out design and consultancy activities in the field of research and development of hydrogen production, storage and distribution technologies.
Through the support of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software with the addition of specific modules, Spike Renewables is able to expand the possibilities of designing, understanding and optimizing electrochemical systems, such as fuel cells and electrolysers, by accurate simulations in the prototyping stage to improve efficiency in the operational phase.

Numerical simulation offers a significant benefit in terms of time and cost compared to standard laboratory experimentation as it is possible to accurately analyze the interactions between the various phenomena that occur in an electrochemical cell, including the mechanisms of reaction, fluid dynamics and heat exchange. In particular, modeling and simulation can be used to predict the distribution of current and potential, the distribution of chemical species and the distribution of temperature in an electrochemical cell, with the aim of designing and better managing its operation for a given set of technical specifications.
Among the various activities, a collaboration is underway with Nemesys, one of the most innovative start-up on Hydrogen technologies.

O2 evolution in an alkaline electrolyser

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