Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, has joined forces with Diffusion Alloys to scale up the production of low-carbon hydrogen.
The collaboration is aimed at sharing technical expertise and ensuring a secure supply chain for the coated components integral to JM’s low-carbon hydrogen offerings.
Elevating Low-Carbon Hydrogen Technologies
Diffusion Alloys specializes in developing coatings that protect hydrogen production equipment under harsh operating conditions, preventing metal corrosion. Recently, the company has undertaken a multi-year strategy to expand its capabilities and capacity to meet the rising demand for supply chain scale-up.
JM’s proprietary low-carbon, or “blue,” hydrogen technology, LCH™, enables the production of hydrogen with up to 99% carbon dioxide capture. This technology is slated for deployment in projects like Linde and Equinor’s 600MW H2H Saltend in Humber, UK, as well as a significant low-carbon hydrogen production project in North America.
Lisa Randall, Managing Director of Diffusion Alloys, praised JM for its visionary ambitions in the low-carbon hydrogen sector and acknowledged that the partnership would bolster the transition of increased demand for low-carbon hydrogen into successful deployment.
Dr. Phil Ingram, Business Development Director at JM, expressed his confidence in the collaboration, hailing Diffusion Alloys as the “best in the world” at what they do. He emphasized that through this partnership, they would synergize efforts to meet the surging demand for low-carbon hydrogen technologies, marking another crucial step towards a Net Zero future.
Steering Conversations Around Low-Carbon Hydrogen
The role of low-carbon, or “blue,” hydrogen was recently discussed at the FT Live Hydrogen Summit in London on June 15, where industry professionals deliberated whether hydrogen should be categorized by its production method or carbon intensity.
During the session, JM’s Chief Executive, Catalyst Technologies, and UK Hydrogen Champion, Jane Toogood, underlined the importance of establishing standards for hydrogen production. She argued for an inclusive approach that allows both electrolytic and CCS-enabled production methods to meet the burgeoning demand for hydrogen.
In light of the UK’s strategy that supports both green and blue hydrogen production, Toogood insisted that to advance decarbonization, “you need to be able to do everything possible.”
The partnership between Johnson Matthey and Diffusion Alloys signifies a milestone in the journey toward low-carbon hydrogen production. By leveraging their combined expertise and technologies, these firms are taking a significant stride toward realizing a Net Zero future.