NewHydrogen Inc. will buy green hydrogen generation systems from Verde LLC for making green hydrogen generators.
NewHydrogen will then supply hydrogen generators to renewable power sites such as wind and solar farms to demonstrate economic viability and new technology under development.
The power can be used to run an electrolyser, the main part of a hydrogen generator that converts water into green hydrogen, distributed in pipelines and converted back into electricity when needed.
NewHydrogen’s sponsored research at UCLA aims to lower the cost of green hydrogen by eliminating or drastically reducing the use of precious metals in electrolysers.
In 2021, the sponsored program at UCLA developed a non-precious metal-based catalyst with significant improvement of oxygen evolution reaction (OER) in acidic conditions for proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolysers.
Researchers have also developed hydrogen evolution reaction (HER) catalysts for alkaline electrolysers. Their work is focused on developing platinum-based HER catalysts that use significantly less platinum and a new type of HER catalyst that does not use platinum at all.
NewHydrogen is a breakthrough green hydrogen technologies developer, and Verde is a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of green hydrogen generation systems.
David Lee, CEO of NewHydrogen, said, “Prior to scaling up the process for studies with a prototype electrolyser in late 2022, researchers will continue to explore additional improvements to both the OER and the HER catalysts to maximise the overall performance of an actual water electrolysis device.”