Hydrogen fuel cells look increasingly promising for long haul trucks, and even trains and ships. But fuel cell costs still need to come down. Tom Stephenson, chairman and CEO of Pajarito Powder, explains how their black powder catalyst can dramatically slash the amount of platinum that needs to be used in fuel cells. He says Pajarito is working with a number of automakers and that business is booming.
On Wednesday, August 2nd Autoline.TV “On the Road” host John McElroy interviewed Pajarito Powder CEO and Chairman Thomas J. Stephenson while attending the Center for Automotive Research (CARs) 2022 Management Briefing Seminar in Traverse City, MI.
Mr McElroy asked Stephenson about the origins of the company, the materials being made and the primary customers who are evaluating catalysts produced by Pajarito Powder for use in fuel cells.
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About Pajarito Powder
Pajarito Powder, LLC is a venture-backed manufacturer of advanced catalysts for PEM and alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers. Our primary products include Platinum Group Metal (PGM) catalysts and Engineered Catalyst Supports™ (ECS products) for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV), advanced catalysts for electrolyzers, Engineered Electrolyzer Catalysts™ (EEC products), and Precious Metal Free™ (PMF) catalysts that are entirely free of PGMs. Our proprietary VariPore© manufacturing platform provides the basis for high-performing, high-durability catalyst products, manufacturable at scale, today.