Chemours explores additional capacity for hydrogen business


Wilmington-based Chemours Company announced it is investigating capacity investments to support its growing Hydrogen Economy business.

This increased capacity in ionomers would support the demand growth within water electrolysis and fuel cell technology.

The company is currently considering potential locations in the United States and Europe, with an eye to local community engagement and collaboration. A Chemours spokesperson said no potential sites have been announced since the process is in the early stages.


Chemours’ research and development center on the University of Delaware STAR Campus will play a role in development of technology to meet the needs of the hydrogen market.

“The hydrogen economy demand is growing exponentially and our products are truly at its core,” said Denise Dignam, president of Advanced Performance Materials at Chemours. “To meet this demand requires private/public partnerships with the right partners — partners that will be an asset to the communit y—r esponsible. And, we believe Chemours is who communities, regions, and countries should look to in order to deliver capacity necessary to achieve clean energy while maintaining a focus on protecting human health and the environment.”

The capacity investment will be focused on ionomers that support the Nafion platformNafion ion exchange membranes provide a clean energy solution through water electrolysis creating green hydrogen from renewable power. Fuel cells —another Nafion membrane application — convert hydrogen to electricity, an alternative to carbon (fossil fuel)-based energy sources.

Earlier, Chemours announced an investment in a Delaware-based green hydrogen company. (Click on headline below)

Delaware has emerged as a center for green hydrogen, with W.L. Gore and Associates, Air Liquide and Bloom Energy

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