Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells is a world leader in the production of catalysts and catalysed components for use in fuel cells, a technology for generating low carbon power
Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells supplies high quality fuel cell components for automotive and stationary applications. The business works closely with customers and suppliers to develop tailored products for specific applications, designs and operating conditions to achieve the best performance.
Our manufacturing facility in Swindon was opened in 2002 and was the world's first dedicated production facility for membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) – the key component at the heart of most fuel cell technologies.
About fuel cells
Fuel cells generate power by directly combining a fuel (usually hydrogen) and oxygen from air to produce electricity, heat and water. They use an electrochemical process to produce a direct current, without combustion and without moving parts. A fuel cell can therefore generate power quietly and efficiently with zero emissions at the point of use. Applications include delivering heat and power for buildings and providing zero emission power for transport.
Fuel cell uses
In principle, fuel cells can be used to power any device that requires electrical energy to function. Our Swindon facility is meeting commercial applications of fuel cells ranging from small battery chargers to combined heat and power systems for supermarkets or office buildings.
We are also working to support the global automotive industry's programmes to launch commercial fuel cell electric vehicles.