Our VIS Group business partners possess many years of
experience with hydrogen electrolysers and the expertise
required to put this technology into practice.
Our most important task is: to reduce emissions of CO2
The motivation for our unwavering commitment is climate change and the far-reaching consequences it has for the environment and humanity. The European Union has set a target of a twenty percent reduction in CO2 emissions within the bloc by 2020. As a company and service provider with an awareness of its environmental and social responsibilities, the VIS Group is eager to contribute actively to this reduction.
Support for climate and environmental protection
The environmental challenges that we face today include progressive deforestation due to logging and forest clearing, desertification, the loss of biological diversity and the unsustainable use of water in agriculture.
The methods by which raw materials are obtained are often destructive, whether legal or illegal, and if steps are not taken, the global race for ever scarcer resources may well only exacerbate existing negative trends.
Both climate change itself and the way in which we adapt to it present a major challenge to the world. If we fail to find an adequate response to our environmental problems and the challenge of resources, we run the risk of increased food shortages, conflict over distribution, food riots and a rise in the number of environmental refugees over the coming decades.
And yet, environment ministries and institutions are often some of the weakest players. When it comes to protecting the environment, it cannot come down to 'environmental protection or the fight against poverty'.
Given that around 70% of the world's population live by and on the land, environmental protection and the fight against poverty must go hand in hand. If destruction of the land through pollution continues unabated, these populations will lose the very basis of their existence.
We are an active team with a range of backgrounds, but with a single aim – to make the world that little bit better.
Hydrogen electrolysis, the nano electrodes of the future.
This electrode has a thickness of 0.3 mm. The material is woven. The surface is considerably larger than on conventional hole electrodes. In addition, at 27 g per dm² , it is noticeably lightweight. By m², the cost is approx. € 1.50 per dm². The electrode is sturdy, but provides a certain degree of flexibility. A gas separator film for the electrode allows oxygen and hydrogen to be separated from one another. Where previous films cost a lot to produce, we can produce this film for approx. € 0.25 per dm². The film is virtually wear-free and easy to apply.
Electrodes up to 1.25 m x 50 m in size can currently be produced.
The objective of this project is to produce cost-efficient, high-performance electrolytic cells, allowing us to keep the costs well below those of previous plants. The size and weight can also be revolutionised.
The electrode pictured here has been enlarged considerably. The three-dimensional structure is clearly visible.
Various constructions are possible, please find an example from our development repertoire enclosed. Oxygen is reliably separated from hydrogen.
This construction is highly efficient, with the gas separator film integrated into the partition wall of the individual cell walls. This helps to ensure a heterogeneous flow through the cell and prevent electrolyte deposits and the accumulation of unwanted matter (such as potassium carbonate).
Efficient control of the temperature of the cell, comparable to a heating system, is also ensured, thus guaranteeing that the cell functions at an optimum level continuously.
From a financial perspective, this cell will be of great interest in large-scale production given the low cost of producing at volume.
The housing of the prototype is produced from POM. In series production it will be produced from PP.
The voltage of each individual cell is approx. 1.5 V, meaning that 12 V will be required for 8 cells and 24 V for 16 cells and so on.
The cell will soon be available as an assembly kit.
*We reserve the right to make changes in the course of technical development*