Johnson Matthey (JM) has today (September 9) announced the formation of a brand-new hydrogen technologies business to accelerate both company growth and scale-up of its innovations.
Formed through the combination of its green hydrogen and fuel cell entities, the new company will take advantage of technical and manufacturing synergies and build on the company’s experience in manufacturing fuel cell components.
Ralph Calmes, who previously led the company’s Platinum Group Metal Services business, has been appointed as General Manager of the new business. Calmes will assume his role on October 1.
On the formation, Calmes said, “Hydrogen has enormous potential in the decarbonisation of society. Bringing together our Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cell businesses further demonstrates JM’s commitment to building the hydrogen economy and progressing towards net-zero.
“Our extensive knowledge in metals management, which encompasses recycling and building up steps into closed loop industries, will also enable us to leverage our world leading pgm chemistry and manufacturing experience to target rapid growth in both markets.”