Hydrogen Optimized develops and commercializes large-scale Green Hydrogen production systems.
As a sustainable energy conversion company, we enable the production of Green Hydrogen from green electricity and the transformation of heavy fossil fuel-use industries into sustainability leaders.
Unique RuggedCell™ Technology
The company’s groundbreaking RuggedCell™ high-current water electrolysers convert renewable electricity such as solar and wind power into Green Hydrogen for industry at a significantly lower cost at large scale than other water electrolysers in the marketplace today. Other benefits include:
- Simplified, single-plant design
- Simple, low-cost maintenance
- Long plant life
- Cost-effective rectifiers at scale
- Smaller footprint
The advancements captured in the RuggedCell design represent a fundamentally different approach that is not found in other electrolysis technology today. This innovative technology is built on a legacy of hydrogen expertise and innovation that runs through four generations of the company’s founding Stuart family.
RuggedCell™ water electrolysis systems are ideal for large-volume, single site applications. They are targeted to major industrial, chemical, utility, transportation and energy end users. Applications include, for example:
- Ammonia production
- Major transportation such as mine haulage, shipping and trains
- Natural gas blending
- Curtailment (conversion and storage) of excess renewable energy
Together these applications represent the largest segment of an overall addressable Green Hydrogen market that Goldman Sachs forecasts could reach US$12 trillion by 2050. In the EU alone, US$475 billion of capital investment in hydrogen infrastructure has been targeted by the EU Hydrogen Strategy, including US$56 billion for electrolysers by 2030. (Goldman)
Large-scale Green Hydrogen supply is ideal for large-scale, heavy-duty transportation applications that require significant power and range. Batteries and small-scale hydrogen supply, in contrast, are better suited to small-scale applications such as automobiles.
A Bridge to Carbon Neutrality
Major industries and national governments have identified the use of green electricity with large-scale water electrolysers as an essential contributor to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Successful efforts to reduce the cost of Green Hydrogen will be key to driving its mass adoption. This will support the goals of “hard-to-abate” industries to decarbonize and meet their ESG objectives, and for the fulfillment of formal Green Hydrogen plans established to date by 31 countries representing 73% of global GDP*.
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Hydrogen Optimized is part of the Grey-Bruce Hydrogen Hub
* McKinsey/Hydrogen Council: “Hydrogen Insights: A perspective on hydrogen investment, market development and cost competitiveness”, February 2021