In a new agreement revealed today (Nov 19), Johnson Matthey and Hoeller Electrolyzer will collaborate to provide catalyst coated membranes (CCMS) for proton exchange membrane (PEM) stacks for hydrogen production.
The CCMs will aim to enhance the efficiency of the PROMETHEUS range of PEM stacks that enable the creation of cost-competitive hydrogen.
As part of the signed memorandum of understanding (MoU), the collaboration will focus on joint research and development in conjunction with a fast-track manufacturing scale-up programme that will accelerate the launch of the PROMETHEUS stacks range within the next 12 months.
In addition, the partnership will continue to develop next generation electrolyser stacks with greater efficiency levels, ultimately helping lower the costs associated with green hydrogen production.
Ralph Calmes, Managing Director of Hydrogen Technologies, at Johnson Matthey, said, “Everything we do contributes to our vision of a cleaner, healthier world, so I am incredibly pleased that we are working with Hoeller Electrolyzer to accelerate the commercialisation of their high quality, innovative PROMETHEUS stacks.
“Building on our collective experience in membranes, we are confident that we will deliver on the aims of the MoU, reducing the cost of green hydrogen and, in doing so, accelerating the transition to a net zero world.”
Stefan Höller, Managing Director of Hoeller Electrolyzer, said, “At Hoeller, we are committed to make green hydrogen affordable.
“The MoU we have signed with Johnson Matthey will help us to accelerate the time-to-market for our innovations and to launch at-scale our innovative PROMETHEUS range of stacks quickly.”
Johnson Matthey has been on a 200+ year journey from being a pioneer in the application of precious metals to a global leader in science for a cleaner, healthier world. With a long history in the refining of platinum group metals dating back to 1817, today Johnson Matthey’s science and research touches some of the most pressing challenges faced by our planet and its people.
With the need to address climate change and reach net zero, it is clear emissions must be cut drastically from all areas of life, including sectors that are difficult to abate, such as heavy industry, heavy-duty vehicles, buses, trains and aviation. And with increasing recognition that hydrogen will play an important role in transforming these sectors, comes the challenge of deploying the technology at scale to support the shift to a hydrogen economy.
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