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Electrification & renewables

Enabler of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure

The demand for clean technology continues to grow, driven by electrification and increased demand for renewable energy. Electrochemical solutions are a vital part of the solution for a more sustainable future.
Permascands electrochemical cells and electrodes are used in processes for electrowinning of metals and providing technology for the extraction of lithium and green hydrogen, two compounds with importance for the global sustainable energy transformation due to their uses in fossil-free transportation and energy storage.

Green hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the most important components in helping to cope with the social change needed to achieve global climate goals. Read more about Permascands offering within green hydrogen here.

Lithium

Electrochemical cells can be used for the production of lithium hydroxide, an essential chemical for use in lithium batteries. Compared to the traditional processes the electrochemical process consumes less energy and delivers a high-grade product.

The alternative production method for lithium extraction does not require the conversion of brine into lithium carbonate prior to the lithium hydroxide extraction, thereby bypassing one step of the traditional process for lithium extraction. In addition to being less time consuming and entailing lower costs compared to the traditional method, this method has reduced environmental impact in the sense that it does not generate chemical waste.

Electrowinning

Since the early 1970s, Permascand has been the leading supplier of dimensionally stable anodes for electrowinning. Purifying and extracting metals such as nickel, copper, cobalt and zinc by means of electrodes is the industry standard. Permascand offers are a contributing factor in terms of making the electrowinning industry more sustainable since it allows for replacement of led-based anodes with dimensionally stable anodes made out of titanium.

Energy & transmission

Permascand manufactures electrodes used in the cooling of thyristors valves used in HVDC converter stations. The technology is primarily used in conjunction with large electricity infrastructure projects where the electricity needs to be converted from alternating current to direct current to be more efficiently transferred across large distances, above ground or below water.