Horizon Europe


Anion Exchange Membrane Electrolysis From Low-grade Water Sources.

Website: anemel.eu 


ANEMEL aims at the development of an anion exchange membrane electrolyzer that operates using low-grade water sources such as saline and wastewater, to produce green hydrogen using renewable sources. The project will achieve this objective by focusing on the preparation of selective and efficient membrane electrode assemblies using non-critical raw materials as electrocatalysts and membranes.

The expertise of the consortium in oxygen and hydrogen evolving electrocatalysts, membrane preparation, reactor engineering and reactor modelling will ensure the delivery of an AEM device capable to operate at low overpotentials, without major water pre-treatment and at a current density above 1 A cm-2. The technical work will be compemented with an ecodesign process supported by an environmental and socio-economic analysis to guide the development of a low impact and circular designed AEM device maximising socio-economic benefits. A techno-economic and exploitation plan to move from laboratory scale single-cell to a multi-stack electrolyser will be studied to ensure a fast-track to commercialisation.

Project Budget: 3,455,692.50€

Leitat Budget: 217,168.75€

Financial Framework: HORIZON EUROPE

Contract number: 101071111 

Start Date: 01/09/2022

End Date: 31/08/2026


Main role & contribution in the project:

  • LEITAT will fabricate a range of fluorine free polymeric non-woven electro-spun nanofiber matts using a selection of polymers (polyetheretherketone (PEEK), sulfonated-PEEK, p-phenylene) with a suitable cross-linker.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101071111.