Press release: Proton Ventures and TU Delft join forces in Battolyser B.V.

13 February 2018

Schiedam, February 13th 2018 – Proton Ventures B.V. and Delft University of Technology joined forces on 5 February with the founding of Battolyser B.V.. This new company aims to conduct further research into the newly developed battolyser technology. After the research phase, the goal is to start a pilot project in which a demonstration unit is built with a battolyser.

The research group of Prof. F.M. (Fokko) Mulder of the faculty of Applied Sciences at TU Delft has developed the battolyser technology. The Battolyser is a new technology that combines electricity storage with the battery function of electrodes. When the battery is fully charged, the battolyser becomes an efficient electrolyser that produces hydrogen and oxygen.

Sustainable storage of electricity and conversion to hydrogen
According to Battolyser B.V, the innovative battolyser will play a central role in the sustainable storage of electricity and the conversion into hydrogen, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

Prof. dr. Dr. F.M. (Fokko) Mulder, adviser of Battolyser B.V. explains: “This is because the Battolyser, with respect to battery and electrolysis properties, can compete with independent battery and electrolyser systems in the areas of: use of common materials, lifespan, energy efficiency and costs. The existing battery and electrolysis solutions use less available materials such as lithium, cobalt and rare precious metals such as platinum and iridium. The potential of the Battolyser technology is that it can be used on a global scale in many GW / GWh plants where green power generation capacity is realized of such a size.”

Proud of collaboration and new company
The founding of Battolyser B.V. is a fantastic step for both organizations. Hans Vrijenhoef, director of Battolyser B.V.: ‘I am very proud of this collaboration that Proton Ventures has entered into with TU Delft. By joining forces in Battolyser B.V. this new technology is immediately put on the map worldwide. From several multinationals, great interest has already been shown in this new technology. I look forward to working with the Battolyser team and rolling out the battolyser further.’