3M’s electrochemical power and storage materials and components for lithium ion batteries, redox flow batteries, proton exchange membrane fuel cells, electrolyzers and solid oxide fuel cells leveraging fundamental 3M technology and expertise in electrocatalysts, fluorinated materials, polymers, ceramics and precision processing.
Today’s connected devices are smaller and more powerful than ever. These trends have spurred the need for batteries that are more powerful, smaller, safer and longer-lasting – attributes that are the hallmark of 3M’s lithium ion battery materials.
Electric vehicles are here to stay and hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and full electric automobiles all require advanced batteries with unique characteristics and 3M’s lithium ion battery materials enable more powerful, lighter, safer and longer-lasting batteries to power the future of transportation.
Energy storage is a key enabler for improved grid resiliency and the continued deployment of sustainable, renewable generation. 3M’s membrane electrode assemblies for flow batteries help to enable low-cost, long-life bulk energy storage solutions that the modern grid requires to delivery reliable energy year-after-year.
Distribution centers rely on efficient and productive handling of goods to ensure on-time delivery. Fuel cells are a drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries eliminating the requirement to swap out batteries avoid issues with battery degradation and allow for the recovery of valuable warehouse space by eliminating the need for a battery room. Fuel cell units provide consistent and full power when needed to allow the lift truck to operate at peak speeds at all times, independent of how much fuel is left in the tank.
Our connected world enables real-time communications at the push of a button and telecommunications infrastructure needs to operate reliably in the face of increasing natural disasters and in locations where grid-supplied power is unreliable. 3M’s membrane electrode assemblies are enabling an affordable and efficient fuel cell alternative to traditional diesel genset while helping to eliminating the risk of diesel theft. Affordable and reliable backup power when and where it is needed.
Whether powering a datacenter, home or telecommunications tower, 3M’s proton exchange membrane electrode assemblies and advanced solid oxide fuel cell materials are helping ensure the delivery of efficient, reliable electrical power when and where it is needed.
Fuel cell vehicles hold the promise of a sustainable transportation future without sacrificing range, refueling time or performance. 3M’s supported membrane, catalyst coated membranes and ionomer solutions are enabling better performance, lower cost and simplified drivetrain balance of plant.
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Plug Power Inc. and 3M today announce a supply agreement for membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) to be used in Plug Power designed proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell stacks.
Boston–Executives with Boston-based, Vionx Energy have announced an ecosystem of companies to launch and commercialize a groundbreaking storage technology poised to transform how modern grids are managed and optimized.