Heraeus begins hydrogen business line
Heraeus Precious Metals has established a new dedicated Hydrogen Systems business line, headed by Dr Philipp Walter. This provides precious metal-based products for electrolysers and fuel cells, notably electrocatalysts for next-generation applications, plus technologies for precious metal recovery from production scrap and end-of-life materials, such as catalyst-coated membranes.
The new business line begun as a corporate start-up and R&D project. Heraeus said that it has now “surpassed the tipping point from a pioneering presence in electrocatalyst production to a pivotal role in the hydrogen industry's precious metal applications”.