SFU’s Ionomr wins prestigious Energy prize in Berlin

Apr 17, 2018

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An SFU start-up company has won a major international energy award today at Berlin’s Tech Festival. Ionomr was among three companies—including others from Sweden and Israel—in its category and among 18 overall vying for top awards. Company co-founder and SFU PhD student Benjamin Britton is in Berlin and was recognized during the festival’s Energy Transition Dialogue. Britton is also an alumnus of the Invention to Innovation program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business.

The companies were up for awards in six categories and had been shortlisted from more than 400 internationally. Ionomr won its Low-Carbon Energy Production category over Sweden’s Meva Energy and Israel’s Volex Power.

Ionomr designs, adapts, and manufactures advanced ion-exchange membranes to enable cost-effective clean energy generation, energy storage, power to gas, onsite chemical generation, and wastewater treatment. The company manufactures Aemion—the most durable, high performance, anion-exchange membrane in the world.

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