Setting the Next Industry Standard

We believe our SPARKFUZE™ process can set the 21st century standard for producing electrodes, with transformative impact for unlocking Green Hydrogen and decarbonising industry.

Working with our industrial partners we can revitalise & transform electrolysis in terms of sustainability, performance & cost effectiveness.

The Team

Jolt Solutions is the largest spinoff of ICIQ in Barcelona, a prestigious global research institute ranked amongst the world’s top five and one of the few focused on catalysis. Our international team includes recognised chemists, material scientists and physicists, as well as entrepreneurs with a track record of success.

Leon Rizzi

For the past 22 years Leon has worked at C-level for a number of international technology start-ups in the USA, UK, Russia, Israel and Germany.  Leon is a “technology growth” specialist with great experience in strategy, go to market, pricing, sales, busdev, partner networks, marketing and productization.

Dr. Alberto Bucci

Alberto is a creative and innovation-driven chemist with more than 10 years experience in pure and applied research at international level in the field of catalysis for artificial photosynthesis. He has published more than 20 papers and generated JOLT´s core patent of JOLT.

Arturo Vilavella

Arturo is an IQS chemical engineer and Master in Operations from ESADE. Arturo has a rigorous and analytical approach to his work and is an Operations Director with more than 20 years of experience in the Pharma and Chemicals sector  including bringing new projects from the laboratory to the factory floor.

Julio Lloret Fillol
Chief Scientist > Read bio

Julio is an ICREA Professor with over 20 years of international research experience and leads a research group at ICIQ, specializing in catalysis for artificial photosynthesis. He has authored over 110 publications and holds eight patents, including the foundational patent for JOLT’s core technology, and co-founder of 3 spin offs.

Daniel Miniño Justel
Finance Director > Read bio

Daniel Miniño Justel is head of finance for Jolt. Daniel has been advising companies in the financial sector for 10 years. His studies in Business Administration, along with his ongoing training, provide him with the necessary knowledge in the business world.
Having completed three Master’s degrees in Financial Management, Accounting, and Tax and Fiscal Advisory, he possesses a deeper and broader understanding of the financial field.

Wayne Thornhill
Global Sales Director > Read bio

Wayne is the commercial lead for Jolt in the role of Global Sales Director – Electrode Solutions.  Wayne has >10 years’ experience as a chemist before he moved into commercial roles.  With over 12 years’ experience of international business management, Wayne has focussed for the last 4+ years on the water electrolysis market specialising in PGM catalyst materials.  Wayne will be spearheading our commercial activities in electrodes for the Hydrogen sector as well as our electrode offerings for Saltwater Chlorinators (swimming pools) & Chloralkaline markets.

Cristina Pérez Martínez
Engineering Director > Read bio

Cristina holds Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Zaragoza and a Master in Business Administration from EAE Business school. She has specific training in Digital Transformation, having completed an Executive development program in this subject.

With over 15 years of experience, Cristina is a high qualified team leader, having managed the developement of new technolgy products and processes on an international level, across various sectors such as chemical, automotive, and technology.

Maria Eugenia Paravizzini Perez
Sustainability & Quality Manager > Read bio

Eugenia has joined Jolt in the role of Sustainability & Quality Manager. Eugenia is a Chemical Engineering with more than 13 years of experience in high-level companies, demonstrating a great ability to work in an international, fast, and changing environment. She have performed different roles in the QHSE Department for chemical companies.

Miguel Rosal
Quality Control Laboratory Manager > Read bio

Miguel is the Quality Control laboratory Manager for Jolt. Miguel has degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Barcelona. He has previously collaborated with the Electroanalysis group of the University of Barcelona, and has worked in different research centers and chemical companies, both in research and development and in a quality control laboratory.

Silvina Alejandra González Borasca
Manager of Technical Department > Read bio

Silvina is the technical department manager of Jolt. Silvina is a Chemical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in managing and leading projects across various industrial sectors, including energy, mining, and chemicals. She specializes in implementing effective solutions for process optimization.

Josep Antoni López Moyano
IT Manager > Read bio

Josep Antoni Lopez Moyano, joined Jolt in the role of IT Manager, with more than 25 years of experience on IT sector, managing IT infrastructures with an important trajectory on Microsoft environment and knowledge of SAP solutions and implementation of IT security policies, regulatory compliance as well as planning an execution of resilience plans.

Antonio Guirado Roca
Maintenance Manager > Read bio

Toni has studies in environmental chemistry and industrial mechatronics, transversal training ranging from mechanics, pneumatics, robotics, electronics to regulation and control of automatic systems.

For 20 years, his professional experience has led him to specialise in the maintenance of chemical plants, in the Pharma sector, one of the most demanding in terms of rigour and methodology.

Luis Enrique Botello
Researcher - Electrochemistry > Read bio

Luis is an electrochemical scientist for Jolt. Luis is a researcher with 10 years of experience in electrochemistry and with eight scientific publications in indexed journals.

He has worked at different universities in Spain, Mexico, Venezuela and Germany, focusing on the fundamental science of designing electrocatalytic surfaces and materials for hydrogen reactions. During his work in monocrystalline metal chemistry, he has acquired programming skills in different languages ​​and knowledge of electronics that allows him to design original instruments and experiments of high precision and sensitivity, capable of detecting the subtle but key changes that influence the catalysis of reactions. electrochemical.

Alessio Di Giacomo
Research Scientist > Read bio

Alession Di Giacamo is a research scientist for Jolt. Always aiming for sustainability, Alessio has a multiple year experience in materials research. After graduating in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Pisa, he worked as Research Assistant at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA). Subsequently, he graduated with a PhD degree in Chemistry at Ghent University (Belgium), focusing on the synthesis of quantum dots, the nano-semiconductors whose discovery was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry. uHis expertise in synthesis and nanoparticles will be a precious resourse in enhancing the innovative electrode technology offered by Jolt Solutions, particularly on the PGM-free side of the spectrum.

Lluís Solà Hernández
Research Scientist > Read bio

Lluis is a research scientist for Jolt specialising in the application of PGM catlaysts.

Lluís is a seasoned science researcher with over 7 years of expertise in developing catalysts materials (based on PGM) for water electrolysis (PEMWE). He holds a degree in chemistry with a specialization in materials from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, and a doctorate in Energy and Process Engineering from the Ecole des Mines de Paris.

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At Jolt Solutions, we are passionate about the work we do.

As we scale, we are looking for a range of talents to bring to life our pioneering work. Whether your background lies in electrochemistry, engineering, or entrepreneurship, we’d be happy to hear from you. ​ If you are interested in joining the Jolt team, please get in touch.

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What does the future hold for next generation electrodes?


At the end of the day, Jolt is a coating company – albeit with a different approach to production.

Our team is very conscious of the issues surrounding climate change so the first place we looked to see where we could help was in relation to CO2 mitigation. Knowing that hydrogen can help decarbonise the hard-to-abate sectors (heavy industry, heating & heavy transport), where a simple switch to electricity is impossible, this seemed a logical place.

Millions of tonnes of hydrogen are produced and shipped every year already. The standard production method (steam methane reforming) however is a large CO2 emitter.

“There is an alternative production method using renewable energy called electrolysis. This produces “Green hydrogen” which emits zero CO2. The process of electrolysis uses a piece of equipment called an electrolyser and the heart of the electrolyser is the electrode package.”

Electrodes are normally made from nickel (wire mesh, foam, felt) and to boost the performance they can be coated in catalysts. Jolt has a new patented process for applying the catalyst to the electrode which is going to significantly improve the performance of these electrodes, whilst also being faster and cheaper to produce.

“This is going to directly affect the cost of producing green hydrogen” which will in turn facilitate its adoption and reduce CO2,  fighting climate change.

As stated, Jolt is in the end a coating company. We will therefore also develop electrodes for other sectors outside of green hydrogen.

“The patented Sparkfuze™ process allows for the production of electrodes of all types, in a greener way.”
Our process itself uses much less power so can reduce the CO2 released whilst producing electrodes for chloralkali, electrowinning, cathodic protection, etc and can help decarbonise these other sectors.

Interview with Wayne Thornhill, Global Sales Director

1. What do you think are the big trends that will shape the electrolysis sector in 2024 and beyond?

The electrolyser market is going through growing pains at the moment.

“There is a big gap between where we are and where we need to be” in terms of scale of deployment. Currently there are only single digit GW deployments of electrolysis and market analysis shows this need to reach around 4500GW by 2050.

Going forward,
“The trends are going to focus on which technologies are proven to work and which can scale up quickly enough” So far alkaline electrolyser technology is the only truly proven technology, but this has fundamental issues in terms of low current density and low dynamic response. This is where Jolt has identified its technology can help. Through the use of Jolt’s electrodes, we can boost the current density and durability significantly. This goes for alkaline and AEM (anion exchange membrane) electrolysers. Next generation alkaline, or the newer AEM technology, will improve in performance and reliability.

“PEM technology shows great promise and is starting to enter maturity” There are still improvements needed with the technology in terms of durability and its reliance on critical materials & PFSA (perfluorosulfonic acid). We should see a lot of development in this area; new production methods for the membrane assembly and optimised catalysts with lower precious metal use, especially iridium which is one of the rarest elements on the planet and currently the main catalyst used in PEM (proton exchange membrane) technology.

For the electrolyser market to mature the whole supply chain needs to scale up. Electrodes are normally missed from this conversation.

“The existing infrastructure for electrode manufacture is labour and power intensive with high CapEx” Jolt’s electrode manufacturing can be deployed quickly and at high scale meaning we are not scared of the big GW numbers for 2050.

“A constant focus in the electrolysis market is the reduction in critical materials, particularly precious metals” Again, this trend is something Jolt is heavily focussed on and working to solve.

2. What will the next generation of catalysts bring in the next 5 or 10 years?

With the trend towards reduction in critical materials we will see precious metal free alternatives taking centre stage. Jolt already has low Platinum Group Metal (PGM) or PGM free packages for use in electrolyser technology.

“Catalysts, and more importantly catalyst deposition techniques, will move in the direction of higher efficiencies and higher durability”

The solution combustion method, SparkfuzeTM, employed by Jolt was originally developed as a fast production method for screening and utilising catalysts. Jolt’s first product offerings have focussed on market known catalyst mixtures (taking a new production method to market, to avoid injecting further doubt in the process by using new catalysts as well)

“In the future we can couple solution combustion with automated sample preparation and AI to screen hundreds of catalyst candidates and further optimise catalyst performance”

3. You have just joined Jolt – what is the team like? What are their ambitions for the future?

The team in place at Jolt has a very, very good pedigree of experience. They are also a global team with employees from across Europe and South America. The research team led by Dr Bucci (CTO) has a high level of knowledge relating to catalysis and electrolysis, and

“their research is leading to incredibly exciting results which are revolutionising the production of electrodes” The core team in the office/factory have a wealth of expertise in quality, finance, IT and manufacturing which all complement each other.

Collectively we have a vision for Jolt. We are already planning production sites across the globe. Our technology can be deployed in small production sites each capable of producing hundreds of thousands of meters squared of electrodes. This business model is very different from our competitors who use centralised production in a few sites.
“Jolt’s team envisions dozens of sites, sometimes customer specific” close to where they are needed.

4. How will Jolt’s Sparkfuze™ process help the transition to Green Hydrogen?

Our products can directly affect the “levelized cost of hydrogen” (LCOH).
“An electrolyser manufacturer using Jolt’s electrodes will get more power, and in turn more hydrogen production, from fewer or smaller electrodes.” With our faster and lower cost process they will see a reduction in the €/m2 cost, whilst at the same time needing less m2 – a win-win. This also means they will pay less for the other components, such as bipolar plates, diaphragm/membrane, seals, etc, through the reduction in cells required or through the use of smaller cells.

Electrodes are combined with other components to make a cell, and these cells are stacked in series forming the heart of the electrolyser called “the stack”.
“This reduction in cells, or size of cell, will bring down the cost of the stack significantly, which currently accounts for 45% of the electrolyser cost” This will reduce the CapEx for green hydrogen projects and, through increased efficiency and longer life, mean less downtime and replacements – which will also reduce the OpEx. Through reduced CapEx and OpEx you will see a reduction in the LCOH and once low enough

“green hydrogen will displace fossil fuels”.

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