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Press release: Permascand and Chemetry announce collaboration on electrochemical cells for eShuttle® technology

Press release: Permascand and Chemetry announce collaboration on electrochemical cells for eShuttle® technology

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.”

 

About Chemetry

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.

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Hydrogen producing electrodes contributing to the green transition – a master thesis about Nickel electrodes at Permascand

Hydrogen producing electrodes contributing to the green transition – a master thesis about Nickel electrodes at Permascand

Hydrogen producing electrodes contributing to the green transition
– a master thesis about Nickel electrodes at Permascand

Renewable fuels and the transition towards renewable energy is in focus today to improve carbon footprint and get to a more sustainable society.

Hydrogen gas produced through water electrolysis is a clear enabler to make the transition possible.

Marcus Haeggström, a student at the Mid University in Sundsvall just completed his MSc in Chemical engineering studies by doing his master thesis project at Permascand.

 “My thesis, explains Marcus, is about how different types of pre-treatment methods used at Permascand affect the wetting of nickel surfaces. The pre-treatment methods that were mainly studied were blasting, etching, pre-oxidation and different combinations of the different methods.”

For more details of Marcus work please see LINK

“Doing the master thesis project at Permascand was both enjoyable and educational. The atmosphere among the staff was very good and I was well taken care of during my visits”, continues Marcus.

Marcus is an athletic man in his mid-twenties who spends a lot of time training for the Ironman in Hawaii. Joggling the time between studies he is aiming for Hawaii at the same time he hopes his work will contribute to the transition towards a more sustainable society.

 

 

Press release: Permascand continues to invest in automation solutions within fast-growing customer segments driven by the green technology transition

Press release: Permascand continues to invest in automation solutions within fast-growing customer segments driven by the green technology transition

The market for electrochemical process technology is currently undergoing a transition driven by the green technology transition and increased robotization- and automation. In order to remain relevant in key markets and strengthening its competitiveness, Permascand today announced a thorough review of its workforce size in Ljungaverk.

“We see an increased demand from our customers and are now investing heavily in our core electrochemical technology platform and associated robotization- and automation solutions and specialist personnel. Our new production platform will allow Permascand increased flexibility in terms of volume and lead time, as well as the ability to meet the requirements from our customers and thereby ensuring that the company is continually relevant in today’s competitive market. Therefore, we continue to invest in activities that develop our capabilities further from more traditional manual processing.” says Peter Lundström, CEO Permascand.

The review will commence immediately and will involve the union and other key stakeholders.

 

For more information, please contact:
Peter Lundström, CEO Permascand, peter.lundstrom@permascand.com

Strengthening of the Board of Directors at Permascand

Strengthening of the Board of Directors at Permascand

Pernilla Lundin (left) & Marie Grönborg (right)
Permascand is proud to announce the following additions to our Board of Directors.
Pernilla Lundin joined the Board as a Directors earlier this year. Pernilla is a Branding consultant and serves on the Boards of Länsforsäkringar Gävleborg, Komson AB and Facilitate Partner AB. She was previously CEO of Donald Davies & Partners AB and has further back spent 10 years in various roles at Sandvik, last role as Director Marketing and Communications at Sandvik Coromant. Pernilla holds a degree in Financial Engineering from Gävle Colllege. Marie Grönborg joined the Board of Directors on June 29, 2020. Marie is currently CEO of Purac AB and serves on the Board of SSAB AB. In the past she held the position of Executive VP-BA Specialties & Solutions and Executive VP – Innovation at Perstorp Holding AB and President & Director at Perstorp Formox AB. Marie holds a MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Chalmers School of Technology and Imperial College, London.
Press release: Permascand continues to invest in automation solutions within fast-growing customer segments driven by the green technology transition

Our Technology Helps Prevent the Spread of Covid-19

With the current pandemic, large amounts of disinfectants are needed to prevent the spread of the virus. Permascand’s technology can be very helpful in facilitating this.

“By using our technology, we can produce mobile equipment for the production of a chlorine solution to be used for surface disinfection,” says Peter Lundström, CEO at Permascand.

When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, Permascand’s R&D department began work on modifying existing water purification technology. The electrochemical cells that normally purify a vessel’s ballast water can now also be used to produce disinfectants.

The cells are mobile, and this means that, for example, hospitals and other health care facilities, along with transport hubs, can produce the amount of disinfectant they need on site.

“We are currently looking into the possibility to offer a test equipment to Sundsvall Hospital, which is the hospital closest to our head office in Sweden,” says Lars Nyman, Sales Director for Permascand’s Department of Water Treatment Systems.

The new application area for Permascand’s technology has been highlighted by the Västernorrland County Governor, who has classifed the company as socially beneficial through a Letter of Consideration.

“As a company, we feel a great responsibility to contribute to this global crisis, which will affect us for a long time to come. Since our production at 95 percent goes to export, we have developed logistics solutions to get our technology out to the world,” explains Peter Lundström, CEO at Permascand.

Permascand will immediately donate 350 liters of hand sanitizer and a large number of face masks to Sundsvall’s hospital and the municipality of Ånge.

“We have excess hand sanitizer and the face masks have been sent to us through a business partner in China,” explains Viktoria Lindstrand, Global Marketing Director. “It feels good that we can somehow contribute to a situation that affects us all.”

Message from PERMASCAND

Message from PERMASCAND

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) affecting communities and families around the world, Permascand is taking this opportunity to reassure any concerns regarding our business continuity.

As our priority remains SAFETY FIRST, we have taken measures to safeguard the situation at the same time as we continue to do business during this time of uncertainty. We are committed to support you and your business as you adjust to these challenging and changing circumstances.
Currently our deliveries are not affected.

As precaution PERMASCAND has taken the following actions:
  • All business travel has been canceled
  • No visitors are allowed at our site and to our sales offices
  • Extended cleaning at the site/offices is introduced
  • Our logistic department has implemented new routines to handle incoming goods in a safe way
  • We all follow the advices from our public health department

We will continue to closely monitor the situation.

Stay healthy
Permascand Management