SunHydrogen, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, today shared an update with its shareholders.
In February 2023, SunHydrogen unveiled the “largest version to date” of its nanoparticle-based green hydrogen technology, which splits water molecules into high-purity green hydrogen and oxygen using the sun’s energy.
This 1.5 sq. ft. panel houses 16 hydrogen generators and integrates light absorbers, catalysts, membranes, gas collection, and liquid delivery all in one unit.
Tim Young announced that the company is currently focused on increasing the panel’s hydrogen production rates and durability while decreasing the cost per kilogram of hydrogen produced.
First, we are increasing the hydrogen generator area to panel area ratio by over 50% compared to the current design. This upgrade will result in a substantial increase in the amount of solar energy absorbed and converted into hydrogen gas.
Additionally, we are working with our industrial partners Corning Laser Technologies GmbH and Geomatec to reduce voltage loss between the anode and cathode catalysts, also resulting in improved power conversion efficiency.
He added these advancements have also been designed specifically to increase the lifespan and stability of the panel, reducing the need for maintenance and replacement and making it even more cost-effective for future customers to adopt green hydrogen.
As part of our commitment to furthering the global hydrogen ecosystem, in November 2022 we announced a $10M strategic investment in Norway-based TECO 2030 ASA, the developer of zero-emission technology for the heavy industry and maritime sectors. TECO 2030 is currently developing and building Europe’s first gigafactory of hydrogen PEM fuel cell stacks for maritime applications and medium to heavy-duty trucks.
This investment holds unique significance because of the synergy between SunHydrogen and TECO 2030, as well as TECO 2030’s key relationships with world-leading companies in the fuel cell industry – TECO 2030’s longtime development partner AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems.