Pajarito Powder CTO invited to DOE Hydrogen Shot Summit Panel

CTO Dr Barr Zulevi on HydrogenShot panel

August 30, 2021

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, Bill Gates and plenary speakers John Kerry, US Senator Joe Manchin, and Deputy Energy Secretary David Turk, will run over the course of two days, August 31s and September 1st, to convene thousands of stakeholders to introduce the Hydroge Shot, the first of the Energy Earthshot initiatives, which aims to reduce the cost of clean hydrogen to $1 per 1 kilogram in 1 decade (“1 1 1”).

Dr. Zulevi will appear on the breakout Electrolysis panel session, on Wednesday, September 1st at 11am EDT. The panel, moderated by Nem Danilovic of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), also features panelists Andrew Smeltz (DeNora), Andrew Park (Chemours), and Peter Ellis (Johnson Matthey).

Dr. Zulevi and his peers will address “Stack Component Supply Chain,” and the outlook for producing scaled-up materials, enabling wide-spread commercialization of electrolysis technologies.

“I am very excited to join my peers at this seminal event that marks a pretty clear declaration of not only the ambition to achieve low-cost, renewable hydrogen, but the the marshalling of market forces to make it happen,” said Pajarito Powder CTO and President, Barr Zulevi.

Other panel sessions include “Balance of Plant Supply Chain” and “Hybrid and Integrated Electrolyzer Systems.”  More information about the event can be found, here.

About Pajarito Powder

Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, Pajarito Powder, LLC is a world leader in the development and commercialization of advanced electrocatalysts for fuel cells and electrolyzers. Pajarito Powder manufactures a range of catalyst products using its own intellectual property as well as intellectual property licensed from the University of New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique. Pajarito Powder manufacturers catalysts for use with proton-exchange membranes (PEM) and alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers; it also manufactures a proprietary Precious-Metal-Free catalyst for fuel cells. Pajarito Powder materials more effectively use the platinum group metals (PGM) component of catalysts, resulting in higher performance, better stability and improved durability.


Pajarito Powder is a venture-backed startup funded by Hyundai Motor Company, Verge Fund, Omphalos Venture Partners and other private investors.

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