Permascand Top Holding AB (publ) (“Permascand”), an independent technology-driven manufacturer of electrochemical solutions, today announced that the company has signed a collaboration agreement with Verdagy for the development of a novel electrochemical cell to produce green hydrogen. The Collaboration Agreement will accelerate the commercialization of the Electrochemical Cell that is the foundation for the Verdagy Water Electrolysis (VWE) process.
Verdagy and Permascand will collaborate on the development and commercialization of a novel large aspect ratio electrolysis cell capable of managing the heat and stress created by operating at much higher current densities than currently available with today’s water electrolysis technology. The nearly three-square meter cell and membrane architecture are key to dramatically lowering the upfront capital costs of a cell and system. Taken together, very large cells operating at high current densities are more productive, thereby lowering hydrogen production costs. By partnering, Verdagy and Permascand will be able to bring this technology to the broader market with the unprecedented speed necessary to accomplish the goals of Net Zero.
Peter Lundström, CEO at Permascand, said: “Signing this Collaboration Agreement is further support of our partnership with Verdagy and its desire to bring novel green hydrogen technology to the market. Their technology and our ability to scale the manufacture of high-end electrolysis equipment will assure the marketplace that the Verdagy process has the support and backing to rapidly impact the decarbonization of many industrial processes”.
Verdagy is currently modifying its pilot plant facilities in Moss Landing, California, to operate 200kW cells at current densities 2 to 4 higher than the nearest competitor. Having a fullcapability pilot plant and an experienced team of electrochemists, process engineers and plant operators in place provides Verdagy a rapid path to commercialization. The collaboration with Permascand will unlock low cost hydrogen production.
Marty Neese, Verdagy’s CEO, stated, “Permascand is a great partner to bring our cell design to commercialization. Their focus on reproducibility and reliability along with the ability to competitively manufacture large quantities of large format electrochemical cells will be invaluable in the rapid commercialization of the VWE process. We are excited to be part of the Hydrogen Revolution.
Permascand AB is an independent provider of electrochemical process technology, supplying the electrochemical market with high-end technology solutions to accelerate the global green transition. With 50 years of experience in research and technology development within electrolytic coating technology, Permascand supplies the electrochemical market with technology solutions in the range from catalytic coatings, electrodes, and electrochemical cells to coating and refurbishment services. Permascand is headquartered in Ljungaverk, Sweden, with operations including R&D, Technology Development and Production, with offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and Vancouver, Canada. For more information, visit www.permascand.com.