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Paul Holmes, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells


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Influence Conference 2013
STEAM Museum, 19 March 2013

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Paul Holmes, Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells

  1. 1. Influence Conference @STEAM19/3/13 Johnson Matthey Fuel CellsPaul Holmes- Automation/Mechanical Engineering Manager Director: University Technical College Swindon
  2. 2. COMMERICAL RESTRICTED JM Group:Business Overview Johnson Matthey GroupEnvironmental Fine Chemicals and Precious MetalTechnologies Catalysts Products ‒ Founded 1817 in London ‒ FTSE-100 ‒ £12bn revenue, £400m operating profit 2012/13 ‒ 10,000 employees in 40 countries ‒ Focused on environmental and advanced materials technologies ‒ JMFC Ltd subsidiary of main group 2
  3. 3. COMMERICAL RESTRICTED JM Environmental Control Technologies• Johnson Matthey is a world leader in manufacture of catalysts for vehicle exhaust emission control – E.g. JM manufacture 40% of catalytic converter world market!• Johnson Matthey is a leader in catalyst systems for the reduction of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions for industrial processes. 3
  4. 4. COMMERICAL RESTRICTEDJohnson Matthey Markets & ApplicationsPrecious Metals•Medical devices•PGM•RefiningEmission Control ‒ Cars ‒ Light and heavy duty trucks ‒ Off-road, marine, rail ‒ Power generation 4
  5. 5. COMMERICAL RESTRICTEDJohnson Matthey Markets & Applications Clean fuels and processes • Refinery processes • Methanol, DME • Biogas, waste Fuel Cells Pharmaceuticals Fine Chemicals Colours Coatings Non Metal Catalysis 5
  6. 6. COMMERICAL RESTRICTED Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells• Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells is a global business dedicated to the supply of high quality fuel cell components.• In the coming years, fuel cell component design will continue to evolve, as fuel cell technology becomes a part of our everyday existence and Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells is committed to be at the forefront of this development activity. 6
  7. 7. COMMERICAL RESTRICTEDJohnson Matthey Fuel Cells • Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells formed as a joint venture between Johnson Matthey Plc. and Anglo Platinum in 2002 • Fuel cell components • Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA) • Electrodes • Fuel cell catalysts • Fuel Cell types made at JMFC Swindon • Hydrogen Fuel Cell – HFC - Automotive • Direct Methanol Fuel Cell – DMFC – Mobile/small power • Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cell – PAFC – Stationary Power 7
  8. 8. COMMERICAL RESTRICTED JMFC - Swindon Facility•World’s first dedicated MEA facility opened in 2002•Swindon site operation includes; fuel cell design,development, manufacture and sales.• MEA design and functional testing undertaken atSonning Common facility.•Business focussed in the early years on • Product Development • Site designed • Technology transfer for further • Emphasis now production scale-up growth • 3 of 10 acres• ISO9001:2008 Certification obtained July 2011 developed•2013 – Significant growth in output • 170 people employed 8
  9. 9. COMMERICAL RESTRICTED Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells Swindon, UK: HQ, MEA Development and Manufacturing,Sales Sonning Common, UK: Research, Test facility and CatalystDevelopment West Deptford NJ, USA: Catalyst Manufacturing Kitec , Japan Sales & Marketing Offices in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong 9
  10. 10. COMMERICAL RESTRICTEDJMFC : What we do in Swindon• Fuel Cell Research ‒ Science ‒ Chemistry, Engineering• Technology Development ‒ Electro-chemistry ‒ Materials science/Engineering• Dedicated Fuel Cell Manufacturing ‒ Project Management ‒ Project Engineering ‒ Chemical Engineering ‒ Mechanical Engineering/Design ‒ Automation/Assembly ‒ Manufacturing/Coating ‒ Materials handling 10
  11. 11. COMMERICAL RESTRICTED JMFC – What is a fuel Cell? A fuel cell is a solid-state electrochemical power conversion device, that directly converts the chemical energy of a fuel into electrical energy in a constant temperature process. Fuel Cell StackMEAsMembrane Electrode Assemblies 11
  12. 12. COMMERICAL RESTRICTEDFuel Cell History…..• JM supplied platinum electrodes for the first fuel cell demonstration in 1839• Fuel cells have been used in space programmes since the 1960’s – JM supplied catalyst materials to NASA for the Apollo missions and onwards• JM supplied catalysts to UTC Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells in 1980/90’s 1817- Johnson Matthey Founded 1839- First fuel Cell William Grove 1950s- First PEM Fuel Cells 1960s– NASA use Fuel Cells 1990s- Commercial stationary Power 2000- Fuel Cells widely available 12
  13. 13. COMMERICAL RESTRICTED Fuel Cell Applications• Energy Generation from hydrogen ‒ Chemical process producing heat electricity and water ‒ No emissions at point of use, clean technology ‒ Automotive 0 g/km CO2 • Cars & Buses ‒ Stationary Power ‒ CHP – Combined Heat Power ‒ 80-90% efficiency (35% traditional) ‒ Portable applications • Laptops • Mobile Phones • Leisure industry 13
  14. 14. COMMERICAL RESTRICTEDFuel Cell Benefits BENEFITS …..Fuel cells can: •contribute substantially to a global low carbon economy •improve urban air quality and the health of urban populations •contribute to the alleviation of fuel poverty through superior efficiency relative to conventional technologies (particularly in CHP mode) •form the basis of a 21st Century industrial sector that allows sustainable growth of the world economy; •enhance energy security by allowing a wider choice of fuels •help to overcome the intermittency of renewables and deliver improved power management. Contributing to a low carbon economy, improving air quality and alleviating fuel poverty 14
  15. 15. Lead employer sponsorSwindon University Technical College (UTC) – to be introduced by Simon Peet – Engineering Manager : JMFC Director: Swindon UTC