De Nora is an Italian multinational, global provider of innovative technologies and solutions and is recognized as a partner of choice for important industrial electrochemical processes.

Since its foundation in 1923, De Nora has been driven by the philosophy of continual improvement and today is the world’s largest supplier of high-performing catalytic coatings and insoluble electrodes for electrochemical and industrial applications, and a leading supplier of equipment, systems and processes for water disinfection and filtration.

De Nora’s technologies are recognized as a high-value enabler that facilitates transformation processes for many industrial applications: chemistry, water purification, electronics, energy storage, infrastructural corrosion protection, and many others.

De Nora is committed to developing unconventional solutions to achieve the energy transition to decarbonization, the green hydrogen economy, and clean water for everyone. In this context, one of the Company’s current focuses is Alkaline Water Electrolysis (AWE) and the development of advanced anodes and cathodes to produce green hydrogen.

Including production facilities, sales offices, and technical support, De Nora has 24 locations in 12 countries around the world, with 4 R&D centres in Italy, the United States, and Japan (2 sites). This widespread presence allows the company to effectively serve customers in 119 countries throughout the world.

De Nora currently holds about 350 patent families, with over 3,000 territorial extensions. More than 1,650 employees work together with passion and enthusiasm, sharing knowledge and experience, for a sustainable future.

Main Tasks in the Project ECO2Fuel

  • Optimize ink formulations and integrate new catalyst powders
  • Optimize electrode structures at a scale of 500-600cm2
  • Optimize anode and cathode Gas diffusion Layers with homogeneous and high-performing catalyst Reactive Layers (in terms of both Selectivity and Efficiency in cell)
  • Manufacture and up-scale large area Gas Diffusion Electrodes (GDE) and Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA)
  • Characterize GDE and MEA at end-of-test
  • Develop Semiautomated and fully automated production of GDE and MEAs with the goal to supply large area MEAs optimized for CO2 electrolysis to prototypes & demonstrators (e.g., 50 kW intermediate stack and 1 MW pilot system)