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.

Industry

Energy

Location

Johnson Matthey

Business Situation

Occam Technology Group worked with Johnson Matthey to design the catalyst production equipment for fuel cell manufacturing.

Technological Situation

Johnson Matthey needed a team of engineers to design catalyst production equipment to allow fuel cells to produce energy.

Solution

We were able to provide Johnson Matthey with a complete solution for cell reproduction using high quality materials.

Benefits

Our solutions was completed in a timely manner and at a lower cost than competitors using advanced technology.

Services

  • Detailed design
  • Concept development
  • Solid and surface design

Developing Fuel Cell Production Systems

Johnson Matthey is a global leader in sustainable technologies, they apply cutting-edge science to create solutions with customers that make a real difference to the world around us. They have been leaders in their field for more than 200 years, applying unrivaled scientific expertise to enable cleaner air, improved health and the more efficient use of our planet’s natural resources. They plan to continue innovating science-led products that meet critical needs for society, consumers and customers.

Occam Technology Group was asked to help develop the fuel cell production equipment for Johnson Matthey. 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. Each individual cell contains an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte layer. 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.