Ionomr Innovations joins forces with Sunfire on industrial-scale AEM electrolysis

Ionomr Innovations, a Canadian company designing and manufacturing next-generation ion exchange membranes and polymers, is collaborating with Sunfire to develop an AEM electrolyzer in the upper double-digit kW range for industrial scale-up using Ionomr’s Aemion+® anion exchange membranes.

The collaboration will also leverage expertise from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Energy, Mining and Environment Research Centre, Simon Fraser University, the University of Alberta and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM in Dresden.

Ionomr’s Aemion+® alkaline membranes are ultra-stable anion exchange membranes (AEMs) designed to eliminate the traditional expensive components for water electrolysis, such as iridium, platinum, and titanium, replacing these with less expensive materials while maximizing performance.

Durability test results on Aemion+® made public last year achieved milestones that exceed internationally established AEMWE targets set for 2024, validating the disruptive economics these systems offer for green hydrogen production. Recent testing even exceeded targets for long-lived alkaline electrolysis. Importantly, Aemion+® does not use fluorinated PFAS materials that are increasingly regulated worldwide due to their toxic effects on the environment and human health.

Bill Haberlin, CEO of Ionomr Innovations, said: “We are excited about this collaboration with Sunfire and the progress it signals with our AEM products. Initial discussions indicated the need for over 10,000-hour stability tests to warrant further development, which the Ionomr team has clearly demonstrated, and served as the launching point for commercial product development. We are very pleased about the growing momentum we are creating in this field and the impact it has on accelerating the Green Hydrogen market.”

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