Hydrogen-based technologies for power generation, such as fuel cells, are expected to play a major role in the transition towards a more sustainable and circular economy. Heraeus Precious Metals and Hulteberg Chemistry & Engineering AB have agreed on a strategic partnership to jointly develop and commercialize a variety of catalysts that are required for the operation of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). SOFCs represent a promising technology for the electrochemical conversion of hydrogen and fuels into electricity.
The portfolio will consist of catalysts for
- the (pre-)reforming of hydrocarbons
- the generation of syngas (H2/CO) via catalytic partial oxidation (CPOX)
- the purification of syngas via water-gas-shift
- preferential oxidation (PROX) and selective methanation reactions to yield pure hydrogen (H2)
- as well as tail-gas combustion
The partnership will boost both companies’ standings in the emerging field of SOFCs and the hydrogen economy. Within the scope of the cooperation, Heraeus and Hulteberg will jointly approach clients and projects in the above-mentioned fields and commercialize new product innovations that are tailored to clients’ needs.