NewHydrogen Inc. (NewHydrogen), the developer of a technology to produce low-cost green hydrogen, provided an update about the launch of its hydrogen generator prototype which showcases its catalyst technology. The prototype will continue to serve as a platform for incorporating additional electrolyzer component innovations to be developed by the company going forward.
In preparation for the upcoming full cell performance evaluation, NewHydrogen said that a systematic acidic water splitting test is now underway using commercial platinum and iridium-based catalysts to establish the benchmark performance of current commercial catalysts and to set up a standard testing protocol. Larger quantities of catalysts with consistent material characteristics are needed for full operation of the prototype electrolyzer platform. Therefore, the company is amplifying the synthesis of its noble catalysts prior to the upcoming performance evaluation that includes activity transition into electrolytic cell, long term stability, hydrogen production rate, specific energy consumption, and estimated overall costs of new catalysts.
Until now, the zero-emissions passenger vehicle market has been dominated by battery electric technology by a wide margin. NewHydrogen believes that the falling price of green hydrogen and energy security issues in terms of electricity in many areas of the world are causing automakers, governments, and consumers to look more favorably at hydrogen than had previously been the case. “We are very pleased with the progress being made in our green hydrogen program at UCLA,” said Dr. David Lee, CEO of NewHydrogen. “We look forward to seeing more exciting achievements as we methodically expand our technology focus beyond catalysts in 2023.”