Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, picked up the prestigious Industrial Cooperation Partnership (ICP) Award for the creation of the UK-China Low Carbon Research Consortium. The consortium, launched in 2022, sees the collaboration between JM and leading universities in the UK and China to share best practices and focus on how CO2 can be used in green bulk chemicals production in support of China’s sustainability goals.
The ICP Model Project Awards is a highly competitive program that aims to celebrate the best UK-China collaborations in sustainable green business and encourage industries from both countries to share best practices, establish business networks and cooperate on industrial clusters. Johnson Matthey’s application, along with seven other winning projects, was selected after multiple rounds of an intense selection process from over 100 entries.
Through the strategic research consortium, Johnson Matthey, Fudan University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xiamen University, and Oxford University, all world leading experts in catalysis and chemistry, have teamed up to solve sustainability challenges in the production of chemicals. The consortium’s first project looks at formic acid, which has the potential to build a cleaner and healthier world by incorporating green hydrogen and above ground carbon into chemicals.
“Winning the UK-China ICP Award 2022 is a distinct honour", said Mark Su, President - Greater China, Johnson Matthey. “At JM, we’re reinventing and expanding the horizon of our technological landscape in Low Carbon Research by collaborating with renowned institutions in both China and the UK to help accelerate a greener future for China and catalyse the net zero transition.”