The proton exchange membrane is at the heart of the electrolyser stack, serving as an ion permeable barrier within each cell, which separates hydrogen and oxygen, and transports protons from the anode to the cathode. The capability of the membrane, together with its interactions with other cell and stack components during assembly and operation, make the membrane one of the most important determinants of stack performance and longevity.
Dennis Schulz, CEO of ITM Power, said: “We are delighted to elevate our collaboration with Gore to the next level. Their understanding of membranes and their product quality and reliability are market-leading, and by forging ahead with this alliance, we are further cementing our technology leadership whilst at the same time ensuring that a key part of our supply chain is future-proof as we scale up.”
Laura Keough, Global Business Leader for Gore’s Electrolysis & Energy Storage division, added: “We are proud and excited about this collaboration that is of strategic importance and will benefit the entire green hydrogen ecosystem. As a leading PEM supplier, Gore looks forward to leveraging our 25 years’ industry experience alongside ITM’s stack technology expertise. Our collective technical and product capabilities will generate significant R&D insights and advance our knowledge of lifetime electrolyser performance, demonstrating PEM water electrolysis as the key to our collective net-zero ambitions.”