NLS designed the catalyst production equipment for fuel cell manufacturing at Johnson Matthey.

Johnson Matthey’s range of CATACEL solutions fo rthe fuel cell industry include catalytic and heat-exchanging materials and devices.


Fuel cells produce energy electrochemically and they do this without combusting the fuel.  Fuel cells cleanly and efficiently convert chemical energy from hydrogen-rich fuels into electrical power and usable high quality heat in an electrochemical process that is virtually absent of pollutants.

Similar to a battery, a fuel cell is comprised of many individual cells that are grouped together to form a fuel cell stack. Each individual cell contains an anode, a cathode and an electrolyte layer. When a hydrogen-rich fuel such as clean natural gas or renewable biogas enters the fuel cell stack, it reacts electrochemically with oxygen (i.e. ambient air) to produce electric current, heat and water. While a typical battery has a fixed supply of energy, fuel cells continuously generate electricity as long as fuel is supplied.