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Johnson Matthey is a multi-national company that focuses on sustainable technologies, applying scientific expertise to enable cleaner air, improved health and the more efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. The company has collaborated on four completed E3B-funded projects. Below you can find case studies of completed projects and testimonials from the company.

Case studies
Exploiting the commercial potential of novel biometallic catalysts
Biosynthesis of bimetallic nanoparticles for fine and specialty chemical production
Enhancing metal uptake and nanoparticle deposition in plants to recover platinum group metals and gold 
FLAVH2: Establishing the feasibility of a metalloenzyme system for dihydrogen-driven flavin recycling for chemical synthesis

The [funding] provided a quick, convenient and effective route for us to bring together the Manchester group’s expertise in bioproduction of metal particles with Johnson Matthey’s catalysis know-how. We have begun to determine the potential of this technology for the production of novel catalysts and look forward to ongoing fruitful collaboration as the work develops further.”

“The project demonstrated the feasibility of running biocatalytic reactions much more cleanly and sustainably by using H2 gas to drive the reduction of flavin cofactors. This development is very timely, as sustainability and lowering energy demands become key points of focus for the chemical industry.”

Ongoing projects
Developing a novel chemo-enzymatic catalytic cascade for the production of stereoselective high-value chemicals

More information will be added to this page as projects start and complete.