Month: March 2019

A word from our newest team member

As our most recent recruit we asked Ben Johnson to reflect on his first job since leaving university.

Having graduated from the University of Birmingham with a master’s degree in chemistry in July 2018 I was eager to get straight into the workplace to put my knowledge and experience to use. Being located in my home county of Cornwall, PV3 Technologies caught my attention when I saw a vacancy advertised. Having studied chemistry with the intent of working in green chemistry, the position at PV3 Technologies was the ideal opportunity for me, as the main focus within the company is materials for clean energy, ranging from fuel cells to batteries, to water electrolysers.
Just 6 months in and I have been part of, and seen the end of, a variety of projects. From the very beginning I was given the responsibility of quality checking a variety of catalysts, using techniques developed by my new colleagues and before long I was synthesising multiple catalysts for the innovation team to analyse and build on. It was great to be part of the team that manufactured the first commercial-scale batch of a new catalyst we’d developed. Despite my short time working at the company, I feel like from the first day I have had an impact within PV3 Technologies.
The whole innovation team is incredibly helpful and willing to help with any issues and questions I have, no matter how small or obvious the answer may seem. Joining and becoming a valued member of the team has been very easy due to both the friendliness of everybody, and the professional nature of the company.
It’s still a little hard to believe that a world leading company like PV3 Technologies is based in my home county. I feel honoured to be part of this team.

It’s official, PV3 Technologies is the best company in the SW 2018

Well, best micro company to be precise. At the awards ceremony in Oct 2018, we were delighted to be given the award. The judges recognised our commitment to innovation, our desire to scale the business and the commercial success we’ve demonstrated to date.

More to come, so keep an eye on us.

Reflections on FC Expo, Tokyo 2019

A short visit this one, but it didn’t disappoint; this year’s FC Expo was as big as ever. All the big names are still there with FC technology and systems, with a small number of new additions. Interesting to see an increase in the number of water electrolyser companies exhibiting, and to see existing players developing new technologies. China was on everyone’s mind as the place where deployment is accelerating, requiring products and services to help. As usual attendance was international, and world-wide: from west coast Canada to Australia, via Europe.

The supply chain is evident, either exhibiting or in attendance – the Expo is the place to find customers and continue to develop relationships. It seems also to be the place to showcase intent – Australia was evidently eager to demonstrate its intent on hydrogen. The Germany Pavilion was showcasing its capability from research to projects.

Commercial pressures are building, if not already in place. Pricing is becoming more aggressive as everyone looks for greater deployment.

Get in touch if you’d like to know more about PV3 Technologies’ products for water electrolysers and fuel cells.

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