Johnson Matthey created a range of CATACEL solutions for the fuel cell industry include catalytic and heat-exchanging materials and devices.

Project Summary

Industry

Technology

Location

Johnson Matthey

Business Situation

Johnson Matthey needed a team of engineers to design the catalyst production equipment for fuel cell manufacturing system.

Technical Situation

Johnson Matthey needed to create a fuel cell production device for producing energy electrochemically and without combusting the fuel.

Solution

Occam Technology Group designed the catalyst production equipment using advanced engineering capabilities and high-quality materials.

Benefits

We developed a system design that fuels cells cleanly and efficiently converts chemical energy from hydrogen-rich fuels into electrical power and usable high quality heat.

Services

  • Design engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Manufacturing

Johnson Matthey Fuel Cell Production 

Johnson Matthey is a global leader in sustainable technologies, using cutting-edge science to create solutions with their customers. They have been a top leader in the science technology industry for over 200 years, applying scientific expertise to enable cleaner air, improved health and the more efficient use of our planet’s natural resources. JM has over 30 locations around the world with thousands of employees helping create a cleaner and healthier world.

Occam Technology Group helped Johnson Matthey design the fuel cell production device. Fuel cells produce energy electrochemically and they do this without combusting the fuel.  Fuel cells cleanly and efficiently convert chemical energy from hydrogen-rich fuels into electrical power and usable high quality heat in an electrochemical process that is virtually absent of pollutants. Similar to a battery, a fuel cell is comprised of many individual cells that are grouped together to form a fuel cell stack. When a hydrogen-rich fuel such as clean natural gas or renewable biogas enters the fuel cell stack, it reacts electrochemically with oxygen (i.e. ambient air) to produce electric current, heat and water. While a typical battery has a fixed supply of energy, fuel cells continuously generate electricity as long as fuel is supplied. Johnson Matthey was able to put this device to market in a short matter of time with high-quality manufacturing.