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About Wasatch Ionics

Who we are

Wasatch Ionics LLC is a contract R&D and strategic consulting business located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The company was founded in 2018 by Mr. Javier Alvaré, President and R&D Director.


To combine science and business and create a pathway towards the commercialization of innovative game-changing solutions.


Mr. Javier Alvaré is a research chemical engineer with over 20 years of experience in electrochemistry, novel materials development, chemical process development and scaleup, and process simulations. In his tenure working for Air Products and Chemicals Inc., and Coorstek/Ceramatec Inc., he has served as principal investigator and researcher in multiple R&D projects sponsored by the US Army, US Air Force, Department of Energy, and NASA. Mr. Alvaré invented and scaled up an electrochemically based heavy crude oil upgrading technology that uses metallic sodium. This technology includes a hydrometallurgical process to recover nickel and vanadium contained in heavy crude oil feedstocks. He holds five U.S. patents on this technology. He holds a M.S. in Chemical Engineering by Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr. Javier Alvaré

Our core competency is in electrochemistry with the following areas of interest:

Battery R&D: Lithium-ion, Sodium-ion, Lithium-air, Lithium-sulfur, reserve batteries, redox flow batteries, reserve batteries

High temperature ceramic oxygen generators, and solid oxide fuel cells.

Non-flammable and environmentally friendly liquid electrolytes.

Ceramic ionic conducting materials

Electrolytic processes: water electrolysis, electrowinning, electroplating, electrosynthesis.

Energy storage solutions

Process and multi-physics simulations

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