BWT FUMATECH announces JV with CHEMOURS

We are pleased to share very exciting news: BWT FUMATECH is going into a historic joint venture agree­ment with The Chemours Company, to accel­erate the speed to market of fuel cell and humid­i­fier membranes for mobility appli­ca­tions such as passenger cars, trucks, airplanes and ships. 

The joint venture – THE MOBILITY F.C. MEMBRANES COMPANY GmbH – a BWT CHEMOURS Company, will be a 50-50 part­ner­ship focused on filling the pipeline crit­ical to advancing the hydrogen economy in the trans­porta­tion industry.
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At the heart of this part­ner­ship will be CHEMOURS’ inno­v­a­tive ion exchange mate­rials and tech­nolo­gies on the one hand and FUMATECH’s world­wide leading membrane produc­tion know-​how on the other hand. In coming together to combine the best assets and compe­tences of both part­ners, the JV will focus on enabling customers in the auto­mo­tive industry to accel­erate broad conver­sion to hydrogen-​​​​​powered trans­porta­tion.

With this JV we will be ready for imple­menting FUEL CELL TECH­NOLOGY in the mobility concepts of the world‘s future and together with our new partner CHEMOURS, we have all oppor­tu­ni­ties to support our planet in reducing CO2 emis­sions signif­i­cantly. Decar­boniza­tion is one of the biggest, if not the biggest, chal­lenge our world is facing. But we don’t have the luxury of getting there at a slow and steady pace. Moves like this JV demon­strate our commit­ment, and the type of ambi­tion, resource­ful­ness, and deep dedi­ca­tion needed to achieve the world’s climate goals.
With this coop­er­a­tion we will harvest the long-​term invest­ments of both JV part­ners in the H2 and Fuel Cell Membrane Tech­nolo­gies within the JV company THE MOBILITY F.C. MEMBRANES COMPANY GmbH. From 2023 until 2026 we will invest more than 130 million Euro in a new plant located next to FUMATECH in Bietigheim-​​​​​​Bissingen, Germany.
Today, we start with CHEMOURS a very mean­ingful and impactful project for the future of our globe and contribute here­with to BWT‘s mission to “Change the World - Sip by Sip”.
Dr. Bernd Bauer,
Dr. Bernd Bauer,
Our BWT Group company FUMATECH is since more than 28 years an estab­lished player in multiple hydrogen markets focused on membrane manu­fac­turing in the field of fuel cell tech­nology. With this company and the excel­lent staff, lead by Dr. Bernd Bauer, we are a tech­no­log­ical leader in the produc­tion of fuel cell membranes, ion-​exchange membranes for energy storage, and sepa­ra­tion tech­nology.
My special thanks are going to our colleague Dr. Bernd Bauer, who is a bril­liant, unique and world­wide recog­nized expert in this immensely impor­tant busi­ness field – For ALL of us, for our Planet Blue. He has dedi­cated his whole life with unique persis­tence and enthu­siasm to devel­oping the world’s best membranes for the hydrogen economy.
Bernd, we are so proud of you – it is absolutely outstanding what you have achieved and the BWT FUMATECH H2 driven PINK future is just starting.
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The Chemours Company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is a global leader in Tita­nium Tech­nolo­gies, Thermal & Special­ized Solu­tions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solu­tions in a wide range of indus­tries with market-defining prod­ucts, appli­ca­tion exper­tise and chemistry-based inno­va­tions. They deliver customized solu­tions with a wide range of indus­trial and specialty chem­i­cals prod­ucts for markets, including coat­ings, plas­tics, refrig­er­a­tion and air condi­tioning, trans­porta­tion, semi­con­ductor and consumer elec­tronics, general indus­trial, and oil and gas. Chemours has approx­i­mately 6,400 employees and 29 manu­fac­turing sites serving approx­i­mately 3,200 customers in approx­i­mately 120 coun­tries. Chemours is head­quar­tered in Wilm­ington, Delaware, USA.

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