Pajarito Powder manufactures advanced precious-metal-free catalysts and Engineered Carbon Supports (ECS) for fuel cell catalyst systems. By treating the catalyst as an engineered framework, Pajarito Powder reduces the cost and optimizes performance across catalyst system objectives, including activity and durability. Pajarito Powder uses a bottom-up approach toward manufacturing the traditionally under-engineered carbon support, treating it as a symbiotic mechanism within the catalyst system.
Our family of catalyst products built upon Engineered Carbon Supports (ECS) provides advances in performance at dramatically lower costs, as well as a path to precious-metal-free components in the future. Pajarito Powder’s products range from low-load to no-load, precious-metal-free catalysts and Engineered Carbon Supports (ECS) for a variety of applications and optimization opportunities.
Pajarito Powder's PHC-3000 family of products are Engineered Carbon Supports (ECS) that allow high specific platinum catalyst activity in combination with high resistance to carbon corrosion, ideal for demanding applications such as automotive fuel cells. Pajarito Powder’s ECS materials provide critical performance enhancements over conventional solutions, and at lower platinum loading. Traditional catalyst formulations begin to erode as platinum levels are reduced, affecting power and longevity of the system. Pajarito Powder’s ECS products provide vastly improved carbon corrosion resistance, are inexpensive to produce and can be readily scaled for high-volume manufacturing, all conditions ultimately necessary for cost-effective, widespread fuel cell adoption.