ReCatalyst d.o.o. Ljubljana

ReCatalyst develops, manufactures, and sells next-generation catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells. Their production is based on a patented process that makes more efficient use of expensive and rare platinum. In the process, platinum is partly replaced by more accessible and cheaper metals, and the uniform distribution of platinum alloy nanoparticles is observed under the microscope. With the current state of the product, they achieve over 40 % platinum reduction without sacrificing the performance potential of the fuel cell.

Decarbonization of the energy and transport sectors is a global challenge that requires concrete measures to achieve a climate-neutral society. The solutions are found in alternatives to fossil fuels and internal combustion engines. One of the alternatives is hydrogen fuel cells. Their mass use is also conditioned by the use of critical materials such as platinum, which is found in the fuel cell catalyst. The catalyst, which looks like black powder, is a key component that converts hydrogen and oxygen into electricity in the fuel cell, with water as the only byproduct.

ReCatalyst has high potential due to the rapid growth of the hydrogen market and hydrogen technologies. With the market expected to grow and the supply of excellent catalysts limited, ReCatalyst manages to test the technology with some of the biggest names in the industry. The technological platform also enables expansion to other types of catalysts, such as electrolysis for hydrogen production, and other similar materials facing the need for better utilization of precious metals.


ReCatalyst won the Slovenian Startup of the Year award in 2023!

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