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Super-cheap green hydrogen.
Despite its promise as the skeleton key of decarbonization, hydrogen remains one of the world’s dirtiest industries. Over 95% of global hydrogen production today is fossil-based, spewing nearly a Gigaton of CO2e per year. Many have long sought to produce “green” H2 from water and clean power, yet production at $2/kg–the price at which green hydrogen is cost-competitive with fossil fuels–has proven elusive.
How it Works
Green hydrogen is made via electrolysis whereby clean power splits water (H2O) into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). To meet the specs of existing and emerging hydrogen off-takers then requires costly pressurization and heating. Whereas other electrolyzers pressurize and heat post-production, Supercritical directly outputs industry-spec temperature and pressure hydrogen, slashing end costs.
Supercritical’s membrane-less cell eliminates the use of expensive membranes, materials, and external gas pressurization. This enables off-takers to use or store hydrogen outputs directly without any further intermediate steps. Both of these advantages combine to deliver ultra-efficient 200+ bar green hydrogen, beating out the best-in-class green hydrogen processes and charting a path to $1/kg green hydrogen.
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MATT BIRD CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Matt previously served executive roles in several telecom corporations and startups like AT&T, AOL, and TalkTalk.
MIKE RUSS CTO & CO-FOUNDER
An expert in supercritical water systems and fuel cells, Mike invented the technology. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering.
LUKE TAN CPO & CO-FOUNDER
Luke has spent nearly a decade working on hydrogen technologies, previously with specialty chemicals company Johnson Matthey.