Pajarito Powder

Pajarito Powder, LLC is a venture-backed manufacturer of advanced catalysts for PEM and alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers. Our primary products include Platinum Group Metal (PGM) catalysts and Engineered Catalyst Supports™ (ECS products) for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV), advanced catalysts for electrolyzers, Engineered Electrolyzer Catalysts™ (EEC products), and Precious Metal Free™ (PMF) catalysts that are entirely free of PGMs. Our proprietary VariPore© manufacturing platform provides the basis for high-performing, high-durability catalyst products, manufacturable at scale, today.

Pajarito Powder awarded New Mexico Advanced Energy Award Pilot Program funds

By Webb Johnson | May 6, 2024

May 6, 2024 – Albuquerque, NM – Pajarito Powder, LLC was awarded funds through the State of New Mexico Advanced Energy Award Pilot Program. The program is a competitive state-funded grant that awards non-dilutive funds to proposals in advanced energy innovation and commercialization from New Mexico small manufacturers engaged in research and development that create manufacturing jobs in advanced energy The funds assist companies developing a unique product with strong growth potential. Pajarito Powder is a developer and manufacturer of advanced electrocatalysts for hydrogen generation and fuel cells. The company’s materials are considered essential for the growth of green hydrogen…

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Pajarito Powder exhibits at Hannover Messe Hydrogen+Fuel Cells

By Webb Johnson | April 23, 2024

April 23, 2024 – Hannover, Germany – Albuquerque, NM-based Pajarito Powder, LLC will exhibit in Hall 13, stand A40 at the Hydrogen+Fuel Cells Europe group exhibit. The team will present the companies portfolio of advanced electrocatalysts for PEM and AEM electrolysis and PEM fuel cells at the largest industrial trade show in the world. Members of the Pajarito Powder team will present at different venues over the week: Thursday, April 25, 3:00 pm, CEO Thomas Stephenson will be interviewed at H+FC Europe Public Forum in Hall 13 Friday, April 26, 10:30 am, Sam McKinney, presents Materials Matter: The Importance of…

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Michele Ostraat appointed to DOE Industrial Advisory Board for National Consortium of Advanced High-Volume Manufacturing

By Webb Johnson | April 1, 2024

March 1, 2024, Albuquerque, NM – Pajarito Powder, a leading innovator in advanced catalyst materials and technologies for fuel cells and electrolyzers, proudly announces that its Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Michele Ostraat, has been appointed to the Industrial Advisory Board of the United States Department of Energy’s National Consortium of Advanced High-Volume Manufacturing (AHVM) of Critical Clean Hydrogen Technologies. The AHVM Consortium, a pivotal initiative within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO), and the renewed Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Consortium aims to accelerate the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies by fostering collaboration among industry,…

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Pajarito Powder awarded $10 million to build out electrolyzer catalyst supply chain

By Webb Johnson | March 25, 2024

The New Mexico catalyst maker joins with two industry and three community partners to lower costs and increase production of green hydrogen March 25, 2024 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Pajarito Powder, LLC will use a $10 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate its development and manufacturing of catalysts that reduce the amount of precious metal needed to make green hydrogen, while scaling-up production capacity. In this project, Pajarito Powder intends to create a stable supply of catalysts that are needed for proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysis. Auris Noble and Nel Hydrogen are also part of…

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Pajarito Powder awarded $10 million to build out fuel cell supply chain

By Webb Johnson | March 25, 2024

Albuquerque catalyst maker joins forces with two national labs, General Motors, and Strategic Analysis to develop lower-cost catalysts that will enable larger, more energy-intensive vehicles to be powered by hydrogen   March 25, 2024 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Pajarito Powder, LLC, a domestic developer and manufacturer of advanced catalysts, an enabling technology used in fuel cells and electrolyzers, was selected for a $10 million award by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to increase production scale and reduce costs of catalysts needed to enable the roll out of lower-cost, commercially ready fuel cells. Pajarito Powder will work with Brookhaven National…

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Pajarito Powder team reflects on STEM careers with UNM STEM-H Center

By Webb Johnson | March 14, 2024

The University of New Mexico STEM-H Center recently interviewed team members from Pajarito Powder, asking about their journey in selecting and developing a career in a STEM field. Host and Director of the STEM-H Center, Karen Kinsman interviewed seven team members from the Company:  Chief Operating Officer Michele Ostraat, Ph.D., Senior Chemist Michael Payne, Ph.D., Team Leader, Electrode Science Sam McKinney, Chemical Engineer, QC Delia Hernandez, Chemist, Diego Bernal, and Chemical Technician, Lindsay Wagner. The presentation is available on YouTube:

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Pajarito Powder Returns to H2 & FC Expo Tokyo for 12th Time

By Webb Johnson | February 27, 2024

Pajarito Powder will participate for the 12th consecutive year at the upcoming H2 & FC Expo, held in Tokyo, Japan on February 28th through March 1, 2024 at the Tokyo Big Sight Convention Center. The expo is part of World Smart Energy Week, which is comprised of eight separate sustainable-energy themed expositions. The International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo is in its 20th year as the world’s largest hydrogen and fuel cell trade show and conference. With nearly 500 exhibitors and participation by more than 66 countries and regions, more than 65,000 visitors are projected for the 2024 event. Pajarito…

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Pajarito Powder to Debut at Hyvolution 2024 in Paris, France, Showcasing Innovative Electrolyzer and Fuel Cell Catalyst Solutions

By Webb Johnson | January 16, 2024

January 16, 2024 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Pajarito Powder, a leading innovator in advanced catalyst materials for electrolyzers and fuel cells, proudly announces its inaugural participation at Hyvolution Paris, 2024, hosted at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. The company will present its advanced hydrogen catalyst solutions at booth 6F50, January 30th through February 1st 2024. Hyvolution Paris, a premier event in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, provides a platform for pioneers like Pajarito Powder to spotlight their technologies and engage with customers, innovators, and stakeholders. CEO and Chairman Thomas J. Stephenson expressed his enthusiasm about the company’s…

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Pajarito Powder Completes New Facility, Enabling Increased Production of Catalysts for Electrolyzers and Fuel Cells

By Webb Johnson | December 21, 2023

Dec. 21, 2023 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Pajarito Powder, a leading supplier of catalysts for the hydrogen economy, announced that it has completed its new production facility and headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M. The new 28,000 square-foot chemical production complex will enable the company to make 200 times as much catalyst material for hydrogen-powered fuel cells. It will also allow a 100-fold increase in production of catalysts used for green hydrogen. This leap in production capacity will ensure Pajarito Powder can keep up with demand as the U.S. hydrogen economy takes off. “This is a major milestone for our growing company,”…

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Thomas Stephenson to Present at the Hydrogen Technology Expo North America

By Webb Johnson | June 27, 2023

Pajarito Powder’s CEO Thomas J. Stephenson to Present at the Hydrogen Technology Expo North America in Houston NRG Center on June 28, 2023, as panelist and presenter. Houston, TX – June 15, 2023 – Pajarito Powder, a leading innovator in advanced catalyst and catalyst support materials, announced today that its CEO, Thomas J. Stephenson, will be presenting at the highly anticipated Hydrogen Technology Expo North America, which is set to take place at the NRG Center in Houston on June 28, 2023. The Hydrogen Technology Expo is a premier event that brings together industry leaders, innovators, and experts in the…

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Pajarito Powder benefits from resources provided by the State of New Mexico Economic Development Department:  JTIP, STEP and other programs through the Office of Science and Technology.