Vancouver’s Ionomr Innovations is on a roll.
Earlier this month the World Economic Forum named Ionomr to its list of the 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021. The WEF list highlights early to growth-stage companies that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
This week the next-generation ion exchange materials developer released its breakthrough Aemion+® membrane technology for industrial-scale green hydrogen production by water electrolysis.
Ionomr is developing and manufacturing breakthrough polymer and membrane technology that can provide cost, performance and environmental advantages for fuel cells, hydrogen production, and carbon capture and storage (CCUS) to accelerate the shift to the hydrogen economy.
Ionomr’s Aemion+ alkaline membranes are ultra-stable Anion Exchange Membranes (AEMs) designed to eliminate the traditional expensive components for water electrolysis — like Iridium, Platinum, and Titanium, replacing these with less expensive materials while maximizing performance.
“The launch of Aemion+ marks an important milestone in Ionomr’s strategic evolution to support the production of green hydrogen for industrial solutions,” said Bill Haberlin, CEO of Ionomr Innovations.
“AEMs are no longer limited to research in the lab. We are ready to take orders for our industrial-scale Aemion+® membranes at widths up to 60 cm, produced using our continuous roll-to-roll processes. Our Aemion+® membranes enable OEMs to produce the lowest possible cost electrolyzer solutions, providing a clear pathway to 2050 green hydrogen cost targets in the immediate term.”
Ionomr membranes and polymers can help convert excess electricity generated from renewable energy into energy-dense clean fuels such as green hydrogen. These can be stored and transported to replace the dense fuels used in heavy duty transportation, aviation and chemical feedstock industries.
Current solutions for water electrolysis are not competitive with traditional fuels, and Ionomr is working with major customers from the energy, chemical, and heavy industries, such as mining, to make AEM electrolyzer technology that can meet and exceed 2050 cost targets a reality today. This creates the foundation for competitive and rapidly scalable business models in the production and supply of green hydrogen.