Vancouver clean technology company Ionomr Innovations won the top award for Products & Markets at F-Cell, the world’s leading hydrogen and fuel cell conference in Stuttgart, Germany.
Ionomr is the first Canadian company to win the F-Cell Product & Markets award, chosen based on the product’s innovation, market potential and environmental and social benefits.
In accepting the award, Bill Haberlin, Chief Executive Officer of Ionomr, said, “Innovation in materials is crucial for the success of a clean hydrogen economy, and Ionomr is leading the way with the development of fuel cell membranes and polymers that are more durable, efficient, cost-effective, and free of the toxic chemicals used by other technologies. Our advanced materials will enable our partners to take fuel cell vehicles and other clean energy technologies to market faster, cleaner and with better performance.”
Ionomr was awarded top product for Pemion™, its new ground-breaking hydrocarbon-based proton exchange membrane (PEM) and ionomer used to generate electricity in fuel cell engines, including heavy duty transport and automotive. Pemion offers superior chemical and mechanical stability, conductivity, durability and efficiency, all of which reduce the unit cost.
Pemion’s revolutionary polymer structure avoids the environmental problems associated with the production, use and disposal of fluorine-containing polymers commonly used today. Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs/PFAS) are known to be environmental toxins as they can leach into water sources, accumulate biologically in living organisms, and are difficult to recycle.