One of Techcouver’s 10 Homegrown B.C. Startups to Watch in 2021 is making moves.
Ionomr Innovations breakthrough Aemion+ technology has been identified by the Shell GameChanger Accelerator for its potential to make a significant difference in the development of technologies to de-carbonize the global economy. Ionomr was selected for advancement in the Electrosynthesis for Fuels and Chemicals category.
The Vancouver startup is advancing the clean energy economy by creating a new clean membrane industry. Ionomr is developing next generation alkaline ion exchange membranes and polymers that are key to converting intermittently generated power, such as solar, hydro or wind, into storable green hydrogen, renewable fuels and chemicals.
Ionomr has designed its polymers and membranes from the ground-up for maximum durability. Alkaline membranes allow the most expensive materials like Iridium and Titanium to be replaced with less expensive materials while increasing performance.
Ionomr membranes allow more reliable, efficient and compact intermittent power-to-renewable fuel conversion processes, enabling production of the lowest-cost green hydrogen and green fuels, which are needed to de-carbonize the global economy.
The Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN) is a multimillion-dollar, multiyear program developed in collaboration between Shell GameChanger and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focused on advancing emerging clean technologies with the greatest potential to dramatically alter the future global energy landscape.
The invitation-only program identifies high-impact technologies to partner with technical resources, expertise and world class facilities available through NREL and Shell’s incubator program, Shell GameChanger, to reduce technology development risk and accelerate the technology to market.
Founded by SFU PhD chemistry student Dr. Benjamin Britton in 2016, Ionomr was part of CDL-Vancouver’s 16/17 Prime stream and now employs 25 clean technology professionals at its research and manufacturing facilities in Vancouver.