ANIONE results presented by CNRS at FDFC 2023 | September 2023


Rossana Gentile, researcher and PhD student at CNRS-University of Montpellier, presented ANIONE results during the 9th International Conference on Fundamentals & Development of Fuel Cells (FDFC 2023) which took place in Ulm, Germany, between 25 – 27 Sept 2023.

During the presentation, Rossana discussed the findings related to the development of composite membranes designed for Anion Exchange Membrane Water Electrolysis (AEMWE) using the ionomer provided by Hydrolite company. These membranes were prepared through a combination of electrospinning and direct casting techniques and were fully characterized at CNRS.

Various properties, including hydroxide conductivity, dimensional swelling in water and KOH solutions, mechanical properties, and hydrogen crossover, were systematically evaluated for the composite membranes and subsequently compared to their non-reinforced counterparts were evaluated at CNRS.


The integration of a 3D nanofiber web reinforcement within the membrane was found to significantly enhance its properties. This advancement enabled the production of thinner reinforced membranes with reduced hydrogen crossover and improved mechanical properties, all while maintaining a high hydroxide conductivity value. The composite membrane was tested in AEMWE using non-PGM catalysts by CNR-ITAE showing promising performance.


General event information

  • Date: 25 – 27 Sept 2023
  • Location: Ulm, Germany
  • Event: The 9th International Conference on Fundamentals & Development of Fuel Cells (FDFC 2023)
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  • Estimation of attendees: 70-100