Permascand is pleased to announce that we are working together with Chemetry to scale-up and commercialize a novel electrochemical cell for Chemetry´s eShuttle® technology. Chemetry and Permascand will collaborate to finalize the design and to fabricate the Chemetry cell ensuring optimum performance and manufacturability.
Permascand has nearly 50 years of experience in fabricating electrochemical cells and the associated coatings and equipment that complement Chemetry’s technology. Permascand’s expertise ranges from prototype development through to full-scale contract manufacturing of electrochemical cells supporting the global water treatment-, electrification & renewables, – and chlorate & chlor-alkali markets.
Chemetry’s electrochemical cell is unique in its use of three chambers and two membranes, allowing the process to separate the brine into halide and sodium ions with the lowest possible power consumption. Permascand is a global leader in electrochemistry, cell design and manufacturing and will use their expertise to ensure full reliability and a competitive cost base for the commercial electrolyzer.
Chemetry’s eShuttle® platform combines electrochemistry and catalysis to enable more sustainable process technologies for commodity chemicals. The proprietary electrochemical cell allows Chemetry to oxidize metal ions in the electrochemical cell which are then reacted with hydrocarbon feedstocks. The cell design has been developed over many years at Chemetry’s pilot facility in Moss Landing, California. Working with Permascand, Chemetry will be able to optimize the design for both reliability and manufacturability, enabling Chemetry and its partners to scale-up to commercial production, where thousands of cells are combined to create world-scale production facilities.
Peter Lundström, CEO at Permascand commented: “We are excited to be part of this collaboration with Chemetry, offering our expertise for the eShuttle® commercialization, supplying the electrochemical market with high-end technology solutions that contributes to accelerating the global green transition”.
Dr. Ryan Gilliam, Chemetry’s CEO, said: “Collaborating with Permascand on the manufacturing scale-up of our electrochemical cell is a key step towards commercializing Chemetry’s eShuttle® technology. Through leveraging Permascand’s wealth of experience, Chemetry is confident we will be able to manufacture a realiable cell while at the same time ensuring our eShuttle® technology is the lowest cost option for the production of commodity chemicals. We are very excited to have Permascand as a partner on our path to commericalization.”
Chemetry is focused on developing lower energy technologies in the chemical space. Supported by a diverse team of engineers, scientists and plant operators, the company maintains an active research and development program and holds over 100 patents in the chemical and building material space. Chemetry is part of Calera Corporation, a clean technology company based in Moss Landing, California. For more information, visit www.chemetrycorp.com.