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Heraeus Precious Metals launches new business committed to hydrogen | Technology


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Heraeus Precious Metals has established a new dedicated Business Line Hydrogen Systems, designed to support the hydrogen economy.

Effective from January 1, 2024, Hydrogen Systems will provide a comprehensive range of precious metal-based products for electrolysers and fuel cells, along with “state-of-the-art” electrocatalyst solutions for next generation applications.

In addition to the company’s precious metals supply, the Business Line will offer a comprehensive selection of technologies and the related production capacities for the recovery of precious metals from production scrap and end-of-life materials, such as catalyst coated membranes.

Dr Philipp Walter, Head of the new Business Line, said, “Our global R&D and testing as well as production facilities enable us to fulfil our customer needs on a technical and overall business level. We are strong innovators and support our customers’ business end-to-end.”

Heraeus Precious Metals is currently expanding its R&D efforts towards the US and China, aiming to go beyond proton exchange membrane (PEM) technology. The company has also established resources for customer support for ink and electrode development.

Dr Christian Gebauer, Head of Innovation at Heraeus’ new Hydrogen Systems Business Line, said, “Our outstanding know-how and long expertise have helped us to become a leader in low iridium catalysts.

“This is a good example of our capabilities in electrocatalyst development. Accelerating the transition to a hydrogen-based economy requires harnessing the best of each experts specialty.”

In 2023, the company expanded its operations through key investments, such as new production capabilities in Nanjing, China, and upcoming additional recycling capacities in Hanau, Germany.

You can read more about Heraeus Precious Metals here, in a H2 View Introduces feature from 2022.

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