TFP Hydrogen products launch tailored catalyst system for hydrogen generation to counter rising iridium prices

Source: press release, 13 May 2021

Electrocatalyst materials
Electrocatalyst materials (photo: TFP Hydrogen Products)

TFP Hydrogen Products specialises in the development and manufacture of Mixed Metal Oxide (MMO) coatings and catalysts based on Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). The company has recently invested in catalyst manufacturing capability and is ready to support the growth of a competitive hydrogen industry with the launch of its latest high performance, high efficiency and cost-effective catalysts.

The recent iridium price increases have meant that the cost of the anode catalyst for Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) water electrolysis has increased significantly as a proportion of the technology cost. As a leading supplier and developer of catalysts, TFP Hydrogen Products is responding to the price rise with the launch of two high performance, high efficiency catalysts based on a combination of both iridium (Ir) and ruthenium (Ru) to remain cost effective.

TFP Hydrogen Products’ Ir/Ru range includes IrRuO2 catalysts for Proton Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) water electrolysers, a method of generating green hydrogen. These anode catalysts have been formulated for use in the manufacture of Catalyst Coated Membranes (CCMs) and are highly dispersible into inks. IrRuO2 catalysts offer a number of benefits to a customer’s system, not just competitiveness on price; they enable the system to operate at a low voltage, improve long term durability and ensure high performance. In short, these catalysts reduce the cost of generating green hydrogen by increasing long term efficiency, and this facilitation of low carbon technologies is fundamental to our company philosophy.

In addition to the durability, performance and cost benefits, TFP Hydrogen Products’ also offer the capability to design and specify the optimum MMO catalyst and coating formulation for your application. The highly experienced team of specialists in chemistry, electrochemistry, electrochemical engineering and materials science welcome the opportunity of customer collaboration to design a system specific composition which achieves the best possible long-term performance and efficiency. TFP Hydrogen Products’ specialist manufacturing method is also rapidly scalable, enabling the capacity for larger scale production when necessary.

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