Today we have inaugurated the new in-house hydrogen laboratory. In these facilities equipped with advanced instruments and tools the R&D team can carry out performance measurement and long-term tests of electrolyzer cells, and will also be able to manufacture test cells.
Smoltek has achieved very successful test results of the company's disruptive cell material for PEM electrolysers. Prototypes with only 0.5 mg of iridium per square centimeter produce as much hydrogen as a standard material with 2.5 mg of iridium per square centimeter.
Smoltek Hydrogen has appointed Shafiq Kabir as Head of Volume Processes. Shafiq is the founder of Smoltek and he methodically created the company's technology platform and patent portfolio until January 2021, when he took a break from the nanotechnology industry for pursuing an Executive MBA-program.
In order to enable the extensive electrification and to replace fossil raw materials in industry, large investments are being made globally in the production, distribution and use of completely fossil-free hydrogen, so-called green hydrogen. In Sweden, some attention is certainly directed towards the steel industry's investments, but the huge interest in hydrogen that we see in many other countries has not yet reached this point.
Smoltek has yet another patent granted. This time in China, and it is related to the Assembly platform patent family in the direction of interconnects. This also makes our patent portfolio to now comprise 78 granted patents.
The group company Smoltek Semi will together with, the collaboration partner, Yageo present the first planned joint product technology – ultra-thin decoupling capacitors for mobile phones – at the largest European electronic event next week.
Smoltek is awarded a new patent in Japan. This patent is the sixth one of the patent family in the direction of CNF-MIM based compact energy storage on interposers. This also means that our global patent portfolio now comprises 77 granted patents.
Within the business area Hydrogen, Smoltek develops a high-performance cell material for electrolyzers, where an electrolyzer is the system that uses renewable electricity to split water into oxygen and hydrogen.
The group company Smoltek Semi has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with a subsidiary of the global electronic component company Yageo group to commercialize a silicon based carbon nanofiber discrete capacitor.