Chris Law MP visits Ames Goldsmith Ceimig to discuss hydrogen technology in Dundee
This week Mr Chris Law MP visited Ames Goldsmith Ceimig in Dundee to see their operations up close and learn more about their role in the hydrogen economy. The visit formed part of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association’s Road to COP26 campaign to promote the “Best of British” companies and technologies that will be at the forefront of decarbonising our planet.
Left: Chris Law MP, Right: Robert Garrett, UK Operations Manager for Ames Goldsmith
Ames Goldsmith Ceimig, part of the Ames Goldsmith Corporation, manufacture platinum group metal (PGM) based electrocatalysts which are used in Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells and Electrolysers. PEM technology uses platinum group metal catalysts to convert water into hydrogen (electrolyser) and hydrogen into water & electricity (fuel cell).
During the visit Mr Chris Law MP and Mr Robert Garrett, UK Operations Manager for Ames Goldsmith, discussed the importance of hydrogen to the UK economy and in the fight against climate change.
Commenting on the visit, Mr Law said “I’d like to thank Ames Goldsmith Ceimig for hosting me and giving me a crash course in what is one of the technologies of the future. Throughout its history, Dundee has been a city of innovation and discovery and through the work of companies like Ames Goldsmith Ceimig it is clear that this spirit truly lives on. As we look to the future, we must ensure that technologies like green hydrogen are fully explored as they may be key to our collective fight, both here in Scotland and across the world, against climate change.”
Robert Garrett from Ames Goldsmith Ceimig said “It was a pleasure to host Mr Law ahead of COP26. It is good to have such a champion in the fight against climate change as our local representative and to be able to showcase our work in helping the adoption of hydrogen technology. Ames Goldsmith Ceimig are proud to be supporting the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association’s (UK HFCA) Road to COP26 campaign. We hope that the conference will be a pivotal moment in the world decarbonising to avert dangerous climate change and protecting the planet. But this shift to a more sustainable world also creates real opportunities for the UK. The work Ames Goldsmith Ceimig is undertaking will reduce the amount of precious metal required in Proton Exchange Membrane technology and help enable the large-scale adoption of this vital tool in the fight against climate change. We are really excited about the change we can help make.”
Commenting on the visit Celia Greaves, CEO of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, said: “We are delighted to see Chris Law MP visit Ames Goldsmith Ceimig to hear more about the work that the business is doing and the key role that it plays in the UK’s hydrogen economy. Firms like Ames Goldsmith Ceimig show that hydrogen & fuel cells are not only an energy solution for the future, but is a technology that is happening here and now in the UK. As the UK approaches COP26, the spotlight will be on how the UK will achieve its ambitious carbon emission reduction targets. Firms such as Ames Goldsmith Ceimig will play an integral role in helping to achieve the Government’s green ambitions."
The Road to COP26 campaign is supported by the UK Government’s Department for International Trade and is aiming to promote the UK’s domestic hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the run up to the COP26 climate conference, taking place in Glasgow between 1-12 November 2021.