Ohmium partners with IIT Madras Research Park to accelerate PEM electrolyser performance enhancements and cost reductions

Bengaluru, January 18, 2022: Ohmium International, a company specialised in the design, manufacture, and deployment of PEM electrolyser, and IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP), India’s first university-based research park, have announced an R&D partnership that will accelerate the production implementation of PEM electrolyser technology enhancements.

Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Founder and Director of IITMRP, said: “I’m accustomed to seeing a cycle time from research to industry that’s measured in years. But with Ohmium’s unique electrolyser technology it will only take a fraction of that. It’s incredibly exciting!”.

Arne Ballentine, CEO of Ohmium International said: “This partnership will enable Ohmium to rapidly translate technology advances in performance and cost reduction into actual production at our Bangalore Gigafactory. The synergies created are very powerful”.

Professor Jhunjhunwala continued: “Electrolysers used to produce hydrogen for the industry are typically built to industrial scale. Electrochemical cells don’t care what size they are – and Ohmium’s design is on a human scale, where we can rapidly work to accelerate the R&D of components on this scale. We can make use of green hydrogen in cement and steel plants and for the manufacturing of green ammonia. Ohmium’s presence at IITMRP will help India move towards net-zero early.

Dr. Chock Karuppiah, Chief Technology Officer, Ohmium, concluded: “IITM’s young faculties are leaders in electrolyser and electrochemical research. Together, we’re creating a world-class green hydrogen innovation center”.

India is one of the world’s leading renewable energy producers, reliably producing clean electricity at lower cost than fossil-fuel generated electricity. Cost effective green hydrogen – no-carbon hydrogen made from water electrolysis using renewable energy sources – is now possible in India using Ohmium’s technology solutions. Converting cement, steel, and fertilising manufacturing in India to green hydrogen is a key enabler for India to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. IITMRP and Ohmium will work together to re-power campuses throughout India with 100% renewable energy. 

About Ohmium:
Ohmium International enables industries to deploy green hydrogen for a sustainable future. The company’s suite of electrochemical products enables customers to achieve maximum value in industrial, transportation and energy projects. Ohmium is headquartered in the United States with R&D centers in Silicon Valley (USA) and Bangalore (India), and manufacturing center in India.

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