Interview with Koen Driessen, CCO of SparkNano


Angelika Magyar

Onderwerp News
Gepubliceerd op

1 December 2023

PEM electrolysis holds a significant share in the green hydrogen market, projected to grow at a 24% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, according to Global Market Insights. However, its Achilles heel is reliance on iridium as a catalyst, an extremely rare and expensive element whose global resource is dwindling.

SparkNano’s Spatial ALD technology offers a potential solution, 𝗿𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 ‘𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗶𝘂𝗺 𝗹𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴’ 𝗯𝘆 𝗮 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝟰𝟬 𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲. PEM electrolysis currently demands around 500g of platinum group metals (PGM) per 1 MW, but with Spatial ALD, this can be cut to about 𝟭𝟬𝗴 𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝟭 𝗠𝗪.

For more insights, watch the exclusive interview with our CCO, Koen Driessen, conducted by Johann Wiebe from Hydrogen Standard, detailing how SparkNano’s Spatial ALD is crucial for cost breakthrough in PEM electrolysers and fuel cell manufacturing.

About SparkNano

SparkNano develops and supplies Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition equipment for energy, OLED and related applications. SparkNano was first founded in 2018 as a spin-off of TNO (the Netherlands Organization of Applied Scientific Research). The company’s products enable its customers to seamlessly scale from lab-to-fab. Next to the high-quality equipment, an experienced team also supports in process development and optimization, provides application support and yield & and performance management. SparkNano is located in the Brainport ecosystem in Eindhoven.

Koen Driessen
Chief Commercial Officer
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