Ceramic Industry

Altair Progresses in Fuel Cell Research

September 29, 2000
Altair International Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Altair Technologies, has begun development of ceramic oxide fuel cell membranes and reactive catalyst support structures that if successful could have widespread use in the development and manufacturing of fuel cells. Fuel cells are projected to become widely used as power generation sources.

“Success of our research work in the fields of crystalline catalyst bases and surface chemistry control of nanoparticle sized titanium dioxide led us to the decision to support a development team on the ceramic oxide fuel cell membranes and reactive support systems,” said Ken Lyon, president of Altair Technologies. “The activity is parallel to other nanoparticle work.”