How do we use electrochemistry at JM?
As one of our core capabilities, we use electrochemistry in a wide range of sustainable technologies including fuel cells and green hydrogen.
Fuel cells are another example of electrochemical energy generation needed for clean energy and clean transport. Hydrogen fuel cells generate power without releasing any harmful emissions or particulates, as the only byproduct of the process is water. We supply a range of components that drive performance in a fuel cell including membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) and catalyst coated membranes (CCMs).
Green hydrogen production uses renewable electricity, such as wind or solar, to split water into hydrogen and oxygen, without generating harmful emissions. We design and manufacture high performance catalyst coated membranes (CCMs), which sit at the heart of proton exchange membrane (PEM) and anion exchange membrane (AEM) electrolysers.
We also use electrochemistry to plate a thin layer of metal onto a substrate, for example we apply anti-corrosion protective coatings to components used in high temperature and harsh environments. Using electrochemical techniques, we measure, probe, model and study materials in detail to understand structures, device behaviours, alloy behaviour, reaction mechanisms and corrosion. We can predict how different material compositions will behave, make improvements and turn them into useable products.