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Inspiring science, enhancing life

We’ve been leaders in our field for more than 200 years.

As a global leader in sustainable technologies, we apply our cutting-edge science to create solutions with our customers that make a real difference to the world around us.

We’ve been leaders in our field for more than 200 years, applying unrivalled scientific expertise to enable cleaner air, improved health and the more efficient use of our planet's natural resources.

And our story doesn’t end there. Through continued investment in sound research and development, we’re tackling the world’s big challenges into our third century and beyond.

Cleaner air

Our catalysts stop around 20 million tonnes of pollutants in their tracks every year. In the automotive market, one in every three new cars carries an emission control catalyst from JM. Toxic carbon monoxide and unburned hydrocarbons go in to the catalyst, clean air comes out.

And because we understand, at the atomic scale, the distribution of platinum, palladium and rhodium in our catalysts, we're able to minimise the amounts of precious metal required to do the job.

Charging forward

Electrics vehicles are on their way, and we're developing advanced new materials for battery cells in hybrid and full electric cars. Cathodes are the key. We're engaged in the cutting-edge science needed to understand how different cathode materials can reduce the time a battery takes to charge, and extend the distance a fully-charged electric vehicle can travel.

Hydrogen's time is now

The need to address climate change has never been more urgent. Across the world there's growing momentum around commitments to achieve 'net zero' emissions and limit global warming to 1.5°C.

Countries accounting for more than 50% of global GDP are actively discussing or have already legislated zero emission targets for 2050 at the latest.

The shift required is significant: from a global economy largely driven by fossil fuels, with their accompanying levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, to one of carbon neutrality.

An important piece of the puzzle to reaching net zero commitments is hydrogen, if that hydrogen is produced via a low carbon route.

There's growing consensus that hydrogen will be an important energy carrier in the new energy ecosystem. However, current estimates show that production will need to increase ten fold by 2050 if it's to fulfil its potential as a clean transportation fuel, as a cleaner industry feedstock, and for domestic heat and power.

Finding the remedy

Our chemistry helps relieve symptoms in millions of people each year. Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are the constituents of pills and other medications that do all the work, whether it's attacking cancer cells, regulating a heart beat or combating severe pain. And making them effectively always starts in the lab. JM develops API processes for many important, life-changing drugs.

We employ highly complex chemistry to prepare molecules to very specific standards, then design advanced manufacturing methods to produce them at the scale that our pharmaceutical customers need.

Our chemistry relieves symptoms in millions of people.

Recycling rare elements

Platinum group metals (pgms), are a valuable natural resource, and their applications are numerous. You'll find them in autocatalysts, jewellery, electronics and even people's mouths, as fillings. The more pgms we can reuse, the less we need to take from the earth.

So we've developed highly advanced processes for extracting and separating pgms from products - so advanced that we can recycle platinum and palladium, for example, to a purity of 99.999%.

We are a member of the Gradcracker Five-Year Club

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Undergrad intake: 10+
Graduate intake: 75+
We're a global leader in sustainable technologies.
Our products enhance the quality of life for millions of people every day.
We manufacture catalysts which stop around 20 million tonnes of pollutants in their tracks every year.
We're a FTSE 100 company with 204 years' history.
We have operations in over 30 countries and 14,000+ employees.
Dr Liz Rowsell, Director, has been awarded an OBE for her services to Chemistry, Commercialisation and Promoting Diversity in STEM.
R&D investment of £193 million.
Over 4,900 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

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