Swindon and Reading-based Johnson Matthey has taken a major step towards the production of zero carbon “green” hydrogen.

This has the potential to help to tackle the climate crisis by decarbonising sectors that are difficult to electrify, such as heavy industry, heavy mobility, aviation and shipping.

“This is a critical step in helping societies meet their ambitious net zero targets,”

JM said, announcing new manufacturing capacity for the production of catalyst coated membranes. This capacity is co-located with JM’s cutting edge plant in Swindon, where high performance fuel cell components are produced at scale.