Ohmium announces Research Sponsorship at CSIR-CECRI, Karaikudi, to develop next generation advanced materials for Green Hydrogen application

Ohmium International, a company specialized in the design, manufacture, and  deployment of PEM Electrolysers, and India’s CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research  Institute (CSIR- CECRI), Karaikudi, one of the leading electrochemical research centres,  today announced an agreement whereby Ohmium will sponsor CSIR- CECRI research into new materials to support the next generation electrolyzer technology. The collaboration has  been started on 4th February, 2022 for three years duration. 

Dr. Chockkalingam Karuppiah, Chief Technology Officer, Ohmium, said: “CECRI is recognized as a world leader in electrochemical research. This sponsorship enables Ohmium to leverage CECRI’s deep expertise and resources, which will benefit both our current and the next generation technology.” 

Dr. Kalaiselvi, Director, CSIR-CECRI, added: “We’re delighted to work with a  technology leader like Ohmium. Our research efforts will focus on material innovation, deployable as sustainable solution provider” 

Arne Ballentine, CEO of Ohmium International, concluded: “One of the things that  makes Ohmium really special is our ability to rapidly translate R&D advances into actual production. It’s a function of our people, our unique modular technology, and powerful collaborations like this one with CECRI.” 

The world must make the transition to Green Hydrogen to meet its Net-Zero emission targets. Ohmium’s collaboration with CSIR- CECRI will help ensure that not only is green  hydrogen cost-effective, but also globally scalable to meet the world’s demand. 

About Ohmium 

Ohmium International enables industries to deploy green hydrogen for a sustainable future. The company’s suite of electrochemical products enables customers to achieve maximum value in industrial, transportation and energy projects. Ohmium is headquartered in the United States with manufacturing in India and operations around the world. 

For more information please visit https://ohmium.com/ or contact: Nandita Roche


The Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI) located at Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu, founded on 25th July, 1948 provides end-to-end solutions to major electrochemical industries as a consulting partner in research projects. CSIR-CECRI, today is a proud family of over 262 employees of whom 93 are scientists representing the largest research organization in electrochemistry in south Asia. 

CSIR- CECRI’s research and development activities cover the entire spectrum of  electrochemical science and technology, viz. Corrosion and Materials Protection, Electrochemical Power Sources, Electroplating and Metal Finishing, Electrodics and Electrocatalysis, Electrochemical Process Engineering, Electro-organic & Materials  Electrochemistry. CSIR- CECRI is the only research institute in the entire nation that runs a  unique four year B.Tech course in Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering, which is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai.  

CSIR-CECRI also conducts research-oriented academic programmes (Ph.D, IDDP) under  the aegis of Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR).  

For more information please visit https://cecri.res.in/Default.aspx or contact icp@cecri.res.in.