Ionomr Innovations Inc.

1200, 555 West Hastings St., V6B 4N6 Vancouver

This company is co-exhibitor of
Storage Solutions from Canada

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Energy Storage Europe 2018 hall map (Hall 8b): stand E40

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Energy Storage Europe 2018 fairground map: Hall 8b


Andrew Belletti

(403) 466-3367


Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • 02.03  Flow Batteries
  • 02.03.01  Redox Flow Batteries
  • 03  Chemical Energy Storage / Power-to-Gas
  • 03.03  Fuel Cells
  • 07  Production Technologies
  • 07.03  Electrolysers
  • 08  Components and Materials
  • 08.02  Materials

Our products

Product category: Redox Flow Batteries, Fuel Cells, Electrolysers, Materials

Aemion™ Anion Exchange Membrane

Ionomr designs and manufactures ion exchange membranes and coatings for the Clean Tech sector with applications including batteries, fuel cells & electrolysis, and advanced water treatment technologies.

Our core technology, Aemion™, is the first in its class of anion-exchange membranes (AEMs) to offer a stable, high-performance alternative with a clear path to competitive costs at mass production scale. With is class leading chemical stability in both strong acid and strong base, this new technology enables significant performance gains and cost reductions through alternative chemistry options in batteries, fuel cells, and electrolysis.

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Company news




Feb 2, 2018

Ionomr, Canada’s leading next-gen ion-exchange membrane manufacturer, takes its production capabilities to the next level

Vancouver, BC - Ionomr Innovations has launched construction of its new lab and office space on UBC grounds on January 16, 2018.  The new lab space includes state of the art R&D, advanced quality control and production facilities and equipment. Ionomr is expected to significantly expand capacity to supply product and co-develop solutions for over 100 companies it is currently engaging with as well as the ever-expanding energy storage market amid mandated renewable energy targets across the globe.

“New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Cuomo kicked off 2018 with a series of clean energy proposals, including a groundbreaking energy storage pledge: to deploy 1,500 megawatts by 2025 as the state works toward 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. The target came just a month after he signed a bill to create a storage deployment program” - GreenTech Media

Ionomr’s new facility will serve as a primary location for R&D capabilities, as well as collaboration with leading SFU and UBC researchers to further advance the technology and move into larger scale production of membranes. It will expand Ionomr’s polymer production capabilities to the multi-tonne scale in-house, which is further complemented by existing supply and production relationships to continue supply well in excess of this capacity. In addition to the lab, the renovated space will serve as Ionomr’s headquarters, business centre and collaboration space.

“Laboratory space is becoming tremendously difficult to come by in Vancouver and we are extremely fortunate to have found space within an advanced technology hub such as UBC. We will have occupancy by March 1st and are already extremely eager to get in there to meet rapidly scaling customer demand” – Ben Britton, CEO

Ionomr designs, adapts, and manufactures ion exchange membranes, separators, and coatings for growth-stage and emergent applications in energy storage and clean energy generation as well as established water treatment applications.


For more information, contact:

Andrew Belletti
R&D Market Director
Ionomr Innovations
+1 (403) 466-3367

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Dec 4, 2017

Ion-Exchange Membranes as a Platform for Clean Technologies

Vancouver, BC – born in Canada’s hub for electrochemistry, Ionomr Innovations is shattering multiple industry standards in cleantech, bringing a completely new approach to membrane materials. These new membranes address fundamental limitations of lifetime and cost, as well as environmental concerns, at the core of batteries, fuel cells, and advanced electrochemical water treatment technologies.

“Most research attempts to make a stable membrane for these applications do not have the other properties necessary for commercial use. We focused on converting industrial high-strength materials already at scale into cutting-edge membranes. It worked — our membranes maintain higher performance and lifetime than the competition in all conditions, with the only clear line to competitive pricing at scale” says CTO, Dr. Tim Peckham.

The potential implications of Ionomr technology are limitless: greater than 50 percent cost reduction in energy storage for grid-scale systems (redox flow batteries) and hydrogen production to together underlie the future energy economy. High-efficiency desalination and chemical recovery for oil and gas, pulp and paper, and mining are all unlocked.

Developing these materials since 2008, Ionomr brings a different approach with their next-generation ion-exchange membrane, Aemion™, and is scaling to meet global demand. Explore the opportunities with the company making waves in the Vancouver start-up community, Ionomr Innovations.

As featured on: Media Planet's Industry and Business

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Sep 29, 2017

Canadian Materials Startup Ionomr Innovations has made a breakthrough in advanced materials for water treatment, energy storage and hydrogen

Vancouver, BC - Ionomr Innovations hitting the market with its new chemically resistant anion exchange membrane material - Aemion™- for electrodialysis, reverse osmosis, batteries and hydrogen. With massive improvements in chemical resistance, this could lead to the lifetime improvements needed to accelerate growth of desalination, energy storage and energy generation technologies on the mass scale.

“Chemicals in treatment systems are often very abrasive and those in batteries and electrolyzers are even worse. After 5 years of development, we have shown that we were the best in the world at making anion-exchange membranes and since then we’ve improved the alkaline stability of the membrane about 1,000 times”. - Dr. Timothy Peckham, Chief Technology Officer - Ionomr

The dominant technologies for seawater desalination and electrode separators in energy utilize materials that were developed in the 50s and only incremental modifications to these core technologies are being undertaken.  Ionomr has taken a completely different approach to provide fundamental improvements that enable outstanding chemical resistance and lifetime gains.

 “Without radical change, we won’t see radical results,” says Benjamin Britton, CEO “by focusing on major degradation pathways and eliminating them, we’ve solved the problems at their roots. This has allowed us to create a product from the ground up using commercially available precursors yet tailored properties for electrochemical applications.”

Rather than betting on single technologies, Ionomr is advancing membrane technologies as a whole across the clean tech sector including water treatment, energy storage, and energy generation. Recently Ionomr was the only ion exchange membrane company in attendance at the massively successful Battery Show and Electric Vehicle Expo in Novi, MI and continues to develop partnerships with big players across the industry.

2016, Within the past year Ionomr incorporated and completed an oversubscribed seed round, closing with over 200% of target funding including notable Silicon Valley investor Barney Pell and Vancouver local “serial angel” Christopher Bissonnette.


For more information, contact:

Andrew Belletti
R&D Market Director
Ionomr Innovations Inc.,
+1 (403) 466-3367

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About us

Company details

IONOMR was founded in 2015, birthed as a venture out of the SFU Chemistry Department based on technology developed in the Holdcroft Group.

We work with many of the finest companies and researchers in the world developing electrochemical applications, with partners in Canada, the United States, Japan, Germany, England, France, and Israel.

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