Clean technology firm Ionomr Innovations has become the first Canadian company to win the top award for Products & Markets at f-cell Stuttgart.
Chosen based on the product’s innovation, market potential and environmental and social benefits, Ionomr was awarded top product for Pemion™, its new groundbreaking hydrocarbon-based proton exchange membrane (PEM).
Ionomr has used Pemion to generate electricity in fuel cell engines including heavy-duty transport and automotive.
In accepting the award, Bill Haberlin, CEO of Ionomr, said, “Innovation in materials is crucial for the success of a clean hydrogen economy, and Ionomr is leading the way with the development of fuel cell membranes and polymers that are more durable, efficient, cost-effective, and free of the toxic chemicals used by other technologies.”
“Our advanced materials will enable our partners to take fuel cell vehicles and other clean energy technologies to market faster, cleaner and with better performance.”
Pemion™’s revolutionary polymer structure avoids the environmental problems associated with the production, use and disposal of fluorine-containing polymers commonly used today.
Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs/PFAS) are known to be environmental toxins as they can leach into water sources, accumulate biologically in living organisms, and are difficult to recycle.