Ion-exchange membrane and polymer manufacturer Ionomr Innovations on Wednesday (Feb 16) unveiled its plans to develop the centre at the Metro Business Park to scale up productions.

Bill Haberlin, CEO of Ionomr Innovations, said, “We are pleased to establish our US presence in Rochester and look forward to tapping into the local workforce to build a team here that will be a critical part of fulfilling our mandate to bring advanced materials to market faster and with global reach.

“Ionomr’s membranes and polymers are leading the way in the clean hydrogen economy, addressing the fundamental problems that until now have limited the commercialisation of fuel cells, hydrogen electrolysis and green fuels.”

Creating wider opportunities for the region, besides those in the hydrogen space, the facility is set to generate more than 50 new jobs and highlight New York’s commitment for clean technologies.

As a result of the above, Empire State Development is supporting the project with up to $1m through its Excelsior Jobs Tax Credit Programme. Monroe County, RG&E and Greater Rochester Enterprise is also offering assistance to expand Inomor’s growth in the region.

On the news, State Senator Jeremy Cooney, commented, “I am proud to welcome lonomr to our region as an environmentally responsible driver of economic and employment growth and look forward to its impact on meeting our state’s climate goals.

“By offering innovative green energy research and development, lonomr offers incredible potential for enhanced renewable resources to help power our communities and industries.

“I applaud the partnership of Empire State Development, Monroe County, RG&E, and Greater Rochester Enterprise in advancing this investment and Finger Lakes Forward.”

Building Bridges: Hydrogen Hubs and Investment

This July, H2 View will hold its first-ever in-person event in the sunshine state of California.

Hosted in partnership with the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the event will explore the nation’s plans for at least four hydrogen hubs as well as take an in-depth look at the international investment California and the wider US are seeing.

Confirmed speakers already include the Clean Hydrogen Future Coalition, the Texas Hydrogen Alliance and Plug Power. We are will soon be adding to our jam-packed agenda, so keep your eyes peeled!

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your ticket now for the early-bird rate of $1,000.