Hydrogen catalysts, components, and technologies

18 %
of all our energy will be made from hydrogen sources every year by 2050
up to 99 %
reduction in CO₂ when using JM LCH™ technology

Hydrogen's time is now

The need to address climate change has never been more urgent. Across the world there's growing momentum around commitments to achieve 'net zero' emissions and limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Over 90% of global GDP is covered by countries with some form of net zero target.

The shift required is significant: from a global economy largely driven by fossil fuels, with their accompanying levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, to one of carbon neutrality.

There's growing consensus that hydrogen will be an important energy carrier in a transformed energy system. However, to fulfill hydrogen's role as a clean transportation fuel, as a cleaner industry feedstock, and for industrial power, we need to ensure that it is produced via a low carbon footprint route.

Clean hydrogen production

A leader in hydrogen activities for decades, our experience cuts across numerous parts of the hydrogen value chain, including market leading hydrogen production catalysts and processes, components for hydrogen fuel cells and new technologies for clean hydrogen production.

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Johnson Matthey's hydrogen team

Hydrogen: a key piece of the net zero puzzle

JM’s science and technology at the heart of the hydrogen economy

JM are well placed to play a role in the transition to clean, reliable energy. We have many years of experience in the technologies used today to make hydrogen and we have been working hard on routes to reduce emissions from these processes.

Our science and technology is applied at multiple critical points across the hydrogen value chain:

Accelerating the hydrogen economy with Plug Power

The path to net zero

Getting to net zero means reaching the point that any emissions are balanced by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere. To achieve that and address the challenges of climate change, emissions must be cut drastically from all areas of life, including sectors that are difficult to abate, such as heavy industry, heavy duty vehicles, buses, trains, aviation and domestic heating. And with increasing recognition that hydrogen will be an important energy vector comes the challenge of deploying the technology at scale to support the shift to a hydrogen economy.

That means seeking routes to remove and capture carbon from the hydrogen production process (CCS-enabled hydrogen), and deploying technologies to create hydrogen using renewable energy sources (electrolytic hydrogen).

JM is putting its science and experience at the heart of solutions that support a cost effective transition to a secure and environmentally sustainable energy system.

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