Startups — April 21, 2020
Ohio State Startup utilizes $2.3M DOE award to begin production of catalyst products
Ohio State Startup pH Matter has begun development of improved catalyst products for heavy-duty distribution applications as part of a $2.3 million Department of Energy project.
The startup is based on the research of Umit Ozkan, who also serves as chair of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in Ohio State’s College of Engineering.
Conventional carbon materials used in battery and fuel cell applications are low-cost, but generally have a single function, electrical conductivity. pH Matter has developed a scalable approach for producing carbon with ideal properties for electro-chemical applications, with multiple functionalities and tuned structure. While this approach is more expensive than conventional carbon black or graphite, the materials reduce overall cell costs by increasing durability and power density.