Milestone for green hydrogen: Heraeus launches new electrocatalyst

Heraeus on Monday launched what the German technology group says is a cost-effective and efficient catalyst for proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis.

The new catalyst contains 50 to 90% less iridium than conventional products with up to three times higher catalyst performance, Heraeus said.

The lower precious metal content of the Heraeus product reduces costs by up to 43%. The cost savings make green hydrogen affordable – an important step for the successful conversion to sustainable energy sources.

With this product, Heraeus said it has reached a milestone for the production of green hydrogen on an industrial scale.

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