New materials for a better future
New materials for a better future
Matteco wins Decarb Connect Europe Next Gen Award
Press Release | June 27, 2024

Matteco, a materials technology company focused on new solutions for decarbonizing the economy, has won the Decarb Connect Europe Next Gen Award that honours the top innovators in decarbonization technologies in Europe.

The company, which develops high-performance catalysts and electrodes for large-scale, cost-competitive production of green hydrogen, was the winner in the Alternative Fuels – Hydrogen, Wind and Solar, Biomass category at Decarb Connect Europe, Europe’s leading decarbonization industry event in Berlin.

More than 200 representatives of leading companies in the sector attended Matteco’s presentation on the main stage. The jury, composed of European technology leaders and innovators, appreciated the great contribution of Matteco’s state-of-the-art components to the decarbonization of the most energy-intensive industries, especially those most difficult to electrify.

The award recognizes the company’s contribution to transforming the economics of green hydrogen production by reducing equipment investment and operating costs. Matteco’s materials nanotechnology significantly reduces the energy consumption of electrolyzers and increases the current densities at which they can operate, making renewable hydrogen more cost-competitive to help combat climate change.

In addition, its catalysts and electrodes do not use precious metals (PGMs such as iridium or platinum) and can be manufactured on an industrial scale in formats and sizes to suit customer requirements for both alkaline and AEM electrolysis.

In this way, Matteco helps electrolyzer manufacturers and plant designers meet their LCOH (Levelised Cost of Hydrogen) targets.

Iker Marcaide, co-founder and CEO of Matteco: «We are very proud of this award as it recognizes the great work of the whole team, especially in R&D. It spurs us on in the great challenge of driving down the cost of green hydrogen to decarbonize industries and sectors not reached by electrification and to contribute to a zero net emissions scenario.”

The Decarb Connect Europe conference in Berlin on 17-19 June brought together policymakers and leaders from the most energy-intensive industries to share their vision on the policies, projects, technology and investments needed to make Europe the first zero-emission continent.