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OHPERA PhotoElectrolyser

Driving clean, robust, efficient, and decentralised hydrogen production.


What is
OHPERA about?

We aim to demonstrate the viability and feasibility of sustainable H2 production from industrial waste, being sunlight the only energy input.

With this approach, we will develop an unbiased tandem photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell to simultaneously produce green H2 and high added-value chemicals from valorisation of industrial waste.

OHPERA project in a nutshell

The OHPERA PEC cell will minimise the use of CRMs for solar-driven H2 production – reaching more than 90% efficiency in the electrochemical reaction – while ensuring high added-value chemicals from valorisation of industrial waste.

6 entities will work on this objective, disseminating the main results through more than 7 scientific publications, and producing a roadmap for the further scaling-up of the solution to reach a higher TRL.

The project is funded by the Horizon Europe R&I programme with a total budget of around 3.2M€, under the schemes of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder calls, which support R&D of emerging breakthrough technologies.

Scientific publications
Faradaic efficiency to H2
partners from 4 countries
€ 3.2M
funding from Horizon Europe (EIC Agency)


Developed by top research institutions and leading SMEs

OHPERA’s consortium is composed of 6 partners coming from 3 European Countries – Spain, Germany, Hungary – and 1 partner from Israel.

Coordinated by the University of Jaume I, the partnership counts with the participation of 2 research institutes, 2 universities and 2 SMEs able to cover the whole value chain both with a scientific and an industrial perspective.

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