Dubbed Pemion™, the material is set to be used in large fuel cell applications including heavy-duty transport, automotive, and stationary power, offering what the company says is superior chemical and mechanical stability, conductivity, durability, and efficiency, contributing to the reduced unit cost of the fuel cell.
Ionomr has said Pemion is more environmentally friendly than more conventional fluorinated membrane and polymer technology, thanks to its decreased reliance on increasingly regulated materials, which also enables lower-cost recycling.
According to the Canadian company, the hydrocarbon Pemion polymers are chemically stable up to 200oC, which it says enables a development platform for other fuel cell components to address industry operating targets of 120oC.
The release of its fuel cell polymer follows on from the announcement of its Aemion+® membrane for industrial-scale green hydrogen production, which is hoped to eliminate the need for expensive components for water electrolysis.
Read more: Ionomr releases Aemion® membrane technology for industrial green hydrogen production
Commenting on the innovative fuel cell polymer, Bill Haberlin, CEO of Ionomr, said, “Governments and regulators across Europe, in the US, indeed around the world, are rightly calling for the elimination of toxic, perfluorinated materials.
“Pemion™ is an ideal replacement for conventional materials, for its environmental benefits and for its superior performance. With our Pemion™ materials now produced at scale, our partners can take their fuel cell and other clean energy technologies to market faster, cleaner, and with better performance. Pemion™ provides a tangible differentiation in the heavy-duty market.”
Low-cost, high-scale electrolysers: Ionomr Innovations and TTP cast their thoughts
The rapidly evolving landscape of hydrogen production has been making waves over recent months. Despite accelerated developments, we are still hearing calls from across the industry that speed and scale remain the most significant challenges standing against green hydrogen role out.
One significant issue stalling the scaling of green hydrogen production is the cost of electrolyser components. While many still use rare metals such as platinum the prospect of mass scale remains costly.
On June 7, 2022, TTP and Ionomr Innovations announced that they had partnered to combat just that, with plans to deliver electrolysers with low operating and capital cost.
Read more: Partnership to facilitate low-cost high-volume electrolyser production launched
To learn more about the collaborative project, H2 View spoke with Bill Haberlin, CEO of Ionomr Innovations, and Charles Cooke, Sustainable Technology Lead for TTP.
Click here to read the Q&A.