Johnson Matthey and Sibanye-Stillwater have formed a strategic partnership to identify and develop solutions to drive decarbonization and the more efficient use of critical metals such as pgms and metals used in battery technology.
The challenge of tackling climate change has resulted in nations around the world setting net zero targets to drive decarbonization through supply chains.
Pgms play a vital role in low carbon technologies that will enable the path to net zero targets globally. Pgms are at the heart of electrolyser technologies for producing green hydrogen. Pgms are also a crucial component of fuel cells, facilitating the conversion of hydrogen into electrical energy with no harmful emissions.
Johnson Matthey and Sibanye-Stillwater will collaborate on the sourcing and application of pgms and metals used in battery technology to enable the development and commercialization of low carbon technologies, with a focus on circularity and sustainability. In addition, the companies will examine potential opportunities to apply their collective experience to support the development of more sustainable supply chains for battery materials.
The companies will combine their extensive expertise in metals recycling to improve current technologies, particularly for ‘difficult to recover’ materials.
Johnson Matthey and Sibanye-Stillwater have also extended their current pgm supply and refining agreements to ensure long term sustainable supply for Johnson Matthey’s products and customers.