Ohmium International, a green hydrogen company manufacturing and deploying exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzers, has partnered with Aquastill, a developer of membrane distillation technologies that use waste heat for desalination, allowing Ohmium to utilize desalinated seawater as an input in green hydrogen production.
The collaboration will facilitate new applications for green hydrogen production, including co-locating PEM electrolyzers with offshore wind farms, providing businesses operating in coastal areas with a more efficient and sustainable way of producing clean energy.
"This strategic collaboration is a great example of how the innovative integration of Ohmium and Aquastill’s technologies can enable the expansion of green hydrogen production to new sectors and geographies,” said Arne Ballantine, CEO of Ohmium International. "Utilizing Aquastill’s membrane technology to efficiently produce green hydrogen from seawater has the potential to be a game changer for companies operating in coastal or rural regions that want to affordably and sustainably decarbonize.”
Aquastill’s technology is powered by residual heat from Ohmium’s electrolyzers, and the membrane distillation process provides additional cooling capabilities for the electrolyzer. The waste heat membrane-based distillation process has minimal energy requirements, and the desalination modules have a compact design, allowing for easy transportation to wherever clean water is required.
“We are working with Ohmium, to successfully pair their cutting-edge PEM electrolyzers with our membrane distillation technology – providing an ideal platform to expand the transformational impact of green hydrogen production to other industries,” said Bart Nelemans, CEO of Aquastill. “We have already begun to test the integration of our respective technologies, and we are confident that as a result of this joint collaboration, we will be able to produce cost-competitive green hydrogen from seawater, while simultaneously helping decarbonize the operations of companies operating in coastal regions.”