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Membrion Inc (AKA: 3257 17th Avenue West Building 3)
Profile last edited on: 3/2/2023      CAGE: 7MQA1      UEI: DEYBRB8DTGN3

Business Identifier: Ultra-low cost, high performance ion exchange membranes: better and lower cost ways to recycle or reuse their wastewater.
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563257 17th Avenue W Bldg 3
Seattle, WA 98119
   (206) 276-2944
Location: Single
Congr. District: 07
County: King

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Structured around manufacturer of ultra-low cost, high-performance ion exchange membranes for industrial wastewater: ceramic desalinization membranes that can be used to treat wastewater from toxic manufacturing processes, removing salt and heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic and copper, Membrion, Inc. (formally dba Ionic Windows) is developing further technology originated in the Chemistry Lab of the University of Washington in Seattle. Headed up by alumnus of that department, Membrion makes high performance membranes that can lower the cost and improve the performance of flow batteries. Flow batteries are typically considered the ideal choice for grid-scale energy storage. However, they remain expensive because of a single component: the ion exchange membrane. Addressing development of high-performance, low-cost membranes, Membrion has developed a novel low-cost molecular filter for use in harsh environments. Made from commodity silica gel, commonly found as a desiccant in food packing, with pores as small as a few molecules wide, these cost molecular filters also have commercial upside with the potential to capture large markets spanning applications in water purification, pharmaceutical development, gas separations, batteries, fuel cells and food processing. A promising initial application for these molecular filters is use in grid-scale energy storage. Flow batteries have the ability to store city-sized quantities of renewable energy. However, they require the use of expensive molecular filters that are not easily replaced due to the harsh battery environments. The low-cost filters being developed by Membrion have the potential to reduce the cost of flow batteries by as much as 30%. Lower cost grid-scale storage means that more renewable energy generation (e.g., solar & wind) can be added without overwhelming the grid.

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  John Plaza -- CEO

  Danny Bondurant -- Engineer

  Stephanie Candelaria

  Olivia Lenz

  Gregory Newbloom -- Founder and CEO

  Phil Pickett -- COO

  Lilo Pozzo

  Alex Richards -- Production Technician

  Eden Rivers -- Engineer

  Aditya Salunkhe -- Senior Research Engineer