News

19
Oct

pH Matter, LLC is developing engineered silicon for use in lithium-ion battery anodes.  Lithium ion batteries are an important form of energy storage for portable electronics.  To further expand electric vehicle adoption, batteries with higher energy density and lower cost are required.  Silicon-based anodes can boost the energy a battery stores by greater than 60% without a significant increase in size or cost, but currently these electrodes are not sufficiently durable for commercial adoption.  pH Matter has extensive expertise in ...

27
Sep

pH Matter, LLC was recently nominated by Ohio State’s Engineering Career Services (ECS) for 2017 Employer of the Year.  The award is based on feedback from engineering co-op interns regarding their employment experience at the company, and the company’s involvement in ECS sponsored events.  Other nominees this year included Anheiser-Busch, CoverMyMeds, Delta Airlines, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, GE Appliances, J.M. Smucker Company, L-Oreal, and Marathon Petroleum.  pH Matter has employed a number of engineering interns from Ohio State over ...

01
Sep

pH Matter, LLC is pleased to announce its expansion into a new manufacturing facility located in northern Columbus (Address: 6655 Singletree Dr., Columbus, Ohio, 43229).  The facility will be used for most day-to-day operations, including manufacturing of its engineered electrode components for fuel cells and batteries, and larger scale testing of components for fuel cells and batteries.  In the future, the new facility will permit further scale-up of pH Matter’s component manufacturing.  The new primary telephone for business operations will ...

07
Dec

To support long-duration manned missions beyond low-earth orbit, such as missions to mars, spacecraft life-support systems need to recover oxygen from carbon dioxide exhaled by the crew.  Consequently, NASA scientists are developing systems that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and solid carbon.  An important step in those reactor systems is catalyst assisted conversion of carbon-containing gas streams into solid carbon.  pH Matter specializes in research and development of products related to carbon nano-materials.  The company has also ...

05
Jul

pH Matter, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has received a Phase II SBIR award from the U.S. Air Force to develop a portable fuel cell for the Air Force’s Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) equipment.  The portable 25-Watt power source will enable the Air Force to use the equipment for extended time periods and in areas where electricity may not be readily available. The power source is based on a patent pending direct alcohol fuel cell that ...

18
Apr

Columbus, OH - April 15, 2016. - pH Matter, LLC., has been awarded a DOE Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Contract to develop a regenerative fuel cell system. A regenerative fuel cell stores energy by electrolyzing water and produces energy by recombining the hydrogen and oxygen electro-chemically. As electrical loads on the grid change throughout the day, the system could store energy when demand is low and supply ...

01
Oct

pH Matter, LLC has begun construction of a commercial-scale COR catalyst production system. The new system represents a 20X increase over the company’s previous “pilot-scale” capacity, and will allow for delivery of up to 400 kilograms per month of its line of COR catalysts. The catalyst materials are used in electrodes for metal-air batteries, fuel cells, sensors, and electrolysis cells. The COR catalyst materials have competitive performance compared to precious metal ...

24
Jul

pH Matter, LLC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a small business innovative research (SBIR) project from the Department of Energy. The project will focus on development of electrodes for a reversible fuel cell. Fuel cells allow energy to be generated from hydrogen and oxygen, with water being the only product. A reversible fuel cell can also store energy by using electricity ...

13
Jun

pH Matter exhibited its line of catalyst technologies at the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition (OFCC) annual conference in Elyria, OH this past June 10th. Presentations at the conference indicated accelerated commercialization efforts, particularly for mobile power applications, within the PEM fuel cell industry. Accordingly, there continues to be growing demand for alternative air cathode catalysts that do not require high loadings of precious metals. pH Matter is addressing this need ...

02
Jun

pH Matter, LLC presented performance results and commercialization progress for its catalyst technologies, developed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), at the NSF SBIR conference in Baltimore, MD on May 12th. The company is developing non-precious metal electro-catalyst materials for air cathodes, and sulfur-tolerant water-gas-shift catalysts for fuel processing.  pH Matter would like to thank NSF for its support in commercializing these technologies.