Ohmium International, a US-based clean energy start-up and India’s CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR- CECRI), Karaikudi, announced an agreement under which Ohmium will fund CSIR-CECRI to develop new materials in the form of carbon free hydrogen carriers. The project will begin on February 4, 2022 for a three years duration. Ohmium’s collaboration with CSIR-CECRI will help to ensure that green hydrogen is not only cost-effective, but also internationally scalable to fulfil global demand in many forms.
CECRI, which was founded on July 25, 1948 in Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, provides end-to-end solutions to major electrochemical industries as a consulting partner in research projects. Corrosion and Materials Protection, Electrochemical Power Sources, Electroplating and Metal Finishing, Electrodics and Electrocatalysis, Electrochemical Process Engineering, Electro-organic & Materials Electrochemistry are only some of the areas where CSIR-CECRI conducts research and development.
In January 2022, Ohmium International partnered with IIT Madras Research Park (IITMRP) on the performance and cost improvements in its polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysers. The research and development partnership between Ohmium and IITMRP would accelerate the implementation of PEM technology enhancements into production at Ohmium’s electrolyser giga-factory in Bengaluru.