SFC Energy and Johnson Matthey will further develop the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) – the heart of the fuel cell – under a new joint development and supply deal.
Within the framework of the agreement, both partners have set themselves the goal of making processes more efficient and significantly reducing the consumption of input materials for higher overall sustainability.
Consequently, both plant operators will benefit from an optimised entire system and the environment from a resource-saving process.
The development partnership is linked to a three-year supply agreement with a term until 31st March, 2024.
In this way, SFC Energy creates price stability and secures its high-quality standards through a long-term agreement.
Both partners also aim to share the advantages resulting from the cost reduction.
“The cooperation between SFC Energy and Johnson Matthey is a very good example of our successful and long-term approach to bundle technologies and know-how for the benefit of all parties involved,” said Dr. Peter Podesser, CEO of SFC Energy.
“We bring our unique expertise as a leading supplier of fuel cells to the table and work together with Johnson Matthey on new processes and innovative future technologies for more sustainable energy supply.”
“When it comes to sustainable technologies, we have to think across industry boundaries and collaborate with strong partners,” said Jo Godden, Managing Director, New Markets and Fuel Cells, Johnson Matthey.
“SFC Energy AG has been a strong partner of Johnson Matthey for many years. We are delighted to continue to shape and walk the path to a greener future together.”
SFC Energy and Johnson Matthey have been working together for almost 20 years intending to create versatile fuel cell solutions.
As societies move to reduce carbon emissions – one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions globally, fuel cells are playing an increasingly important part.
They use clean or low carbon fuels, such as hydrogen and methanol, to generate power and produce few or no harmful emissions.