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.

Stuttgart, GERMANY - September 6, Pajarito Powder will exhibit at f-cell Stuttgart September 14 and 15, 2021. This is the third time the company has exhibited at the industry event focused on hydrogen fuel cells and components for the automotive…

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – Aug 30, 2021 – U.S.-based startup Pajarito Powder will be represented by CTO and President Barr Zulevi at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen Shot Summit on September 1st. The event, headlined by notable presenters,…

On Wednesday, August 18 United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm joined U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich in Albuquerque to visit Pajarito Powder, LLC as part of a tour of New Mexico's assets in the developing hydrogen economy. Senator Heinrich…

Investment helps accelerate scale-up of Pajarito Powder's advanced catalysts ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – August 4, 2021 – U.S.-based startup Pajarito Powder has received a Series-B investment from Hyundai Motor Company. The investment is intended to allow Hyundai Motor to expand…

Pajarito Powder is a finalist of the Energy Tech Challengers Hydrogen category.  The company will pitch, live at the Energy Tech Summit's Founders & Venture Summit September 22-23. Pajarito Powder is in prestigious company with finalists ZeroAvia, Hysilabs, EH Group…

Pajarito Powder was one of 14 companies approved to receive Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) support, as approved by the JTIP Board at their May 14th meeting. The program, administered by the New Mexico Economic Development Department provides a portion…

Pajarito Powder is a semifinalists at the Energy Tech Challengers, the competitive portion of the Energy Tech Summit, a virtual event held April 27-29.  The event is an annual gathering of global leaders in energy, investors, entrepreneurs and government, all…

The Journal of Power Sources Advances published recent research on mesoporous iron-nitrogen co-doped carbon materials, Pajarito Powder's VariPore™-based Fe-N-C PGM-free catalyst, as a cathode catalyst for anion exchange membrane (AEM) fuel cells. Pajarito Powder team members, CTO and President Barr…

Pajarito Powder doubled sales of commercial catalyst products over the difficult 2020 year. Despite numerous challenges to supply chain and transportation disruptions, facility social distancing requirements and limitations, and remote work spool-up, the Pajarito Powder team managed to double sales…

A collaborative research team composed of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Washington State University (WSU), with input from Pajarito Powder and Sandia National Laboratories, developed a nickel-iron based catalyst for alkaline conditions, which does not require costly…

Pajarito Powder is proud to announce that Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck has joined the Board of Managers. Prof. Dr. Mohrdieck has been CEO of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH since 2015. In 2020 he assumed the additional role and responsibility of Managing Director at Daimler Truck Fuel…

Pajarito Powder ist stolz darauf, bekannt zu geben, dass Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck dem Aufsichtsrat (Board) beigetreten ist. Prof. Dr. Mohrdieck ist seit 2015 Geschäftsführer (CEO) der Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH und seit 2020 zusätzlich Geschäftsführer bei der Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG.…

Pajarito Powder's Fe-N-C catalyst ("PAJ" in the study, and commercially available precious-metal free catalyst) was rated as one of the "best-in-class Fe-N-C catalysts for PEMFC applications". Pajarito Powder underwent a "cross-laboratory study" from University of Padua, Imperial College London, the…

Pajarito Powder part of LBNL project make advanced catalysts for PEM electrolyzers, funded through DOE Tech Commercialization Fund.

Pajarito Powder and research group led by Dr. Yury Kolen'ko collaborate on new research project.

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