RE Hydrogen formed in 2009, have 8 patents pending, ongoing projects worth £1.6 million
and have won 9 competitive grants and awards we have built significant industrial partnerships and have a strong management
team. RE Hydrogen has two breakthrough technologies enabling hydrogen production, compression and biogas upgrade resulting in greater longevity,
increased reliability and efficiency at lower cost.
Biogas Upgrade opportunityHydrogen challenge
Biogas Upgrade and compression: RE Hydrogen Ltd has
developed several patented technologies on biogas upgrade to produce more than 98% pure biomethane from raw biogas at 50%
greater system efficiency and at 70% lower cost. Our technology combines
the gas upgrade and gas compression into one single step enabling this high efficiency at lower cost. This technology is scalable
from 1Nm3/h to 10,000 Nm3/h flow rate or greater. This technology will produce highly pure CO2
without diluting with nitrogen while removing hydrogen Sulphide (H2S). Pure CO2 can be sold to
the market in the cold storage and food preservative industries. RE Hydrogen's innovative compressor will compress the
clean biomethane up to 200-350bar for refuelling vehicles. The containerised solution will have a significantly smaller footprint than
conventional water scrubbing based technology thus faciliting in faster planning approval. This technology does not use
any chemical to remove CO2, H2S, siloxanes, NH3 and other impurities, so there will be no
waste product. Once cleaned to 98% pure biomethane, the gas can be either injected to the gas grid with additional propanation
of the fuel, or used in vehicles or for power generation in small scale (1kW) to large scale (MW) Bio-CHP
projects using non-special CNG gensets.
Due to the lack of small hydrogen compressors in the 1-10bar range
it is industry practice to build 10 bar pressurised electrolysers, which increases the cost by 70% compared
to our atmospheric electrolysers. But these 10 bar electrolysers still need a costly compressor to reach
to any meaningful storage pressure e.g. 350 bar or beyond.
and Compressor: We have solved this problem with our own compressor to compress hydrogen from 1bar input pressure up to 350
bar output pressure in a single stage at a much lower cost. This compresssor will be coupled with our atmospheric electrolyser
as a total energy storage solution.
- 70% lower cost atmospheric
electrolyser & longer lifespan for variable operation.
- 70% lower cost gas compressor, 1 bar up to 350bar compression ratio in a single
stage with greater efficiency.
- 70% lower cost of green hydrogen = £3.6/kg H2. The market price of hydrogen
varies from £11/kg to £110/kg H2.
- 70% lower cost biogas upgrade and compression
unit at 50% greater efficiency.
- Capture CO2 from biogas and other post combustion processes
by using the compressor technology.
The 4.size of the existing addressable Electrolyser-Hydrogen market is £10.5 billion/year
($15 billion/year) within
the overall hydrogen market of £150 billion/year
($237 billion/year). But our technologies will increase the current addressable market further due to its much
lower cost and high reliability. Additionally the size of the existing oxygen market is of the similar size of
the hydrogen market.
The size of the biogas upgrade market is
$5 billion as in 2012 and expected to rise to $33billion by 2022. The market size of gas compressors and the industrial
gas upgrade market is in the range of £100 billion/year.
We are in discussion with customers for large scale
and multiple deployment of our low cost electrolysers in the UK and overseas markets. We are also in discussion
with businesses for large scale biogas compression and cleaning projects for gas-grid injection.
RE Hydrogen has several large industrial
partners for various ongoing projects. We are in discussion with several companies to enter into the international
markets via technology licensing for mass production. We are beginning to see the market pull of our biogas upgrade and
compressor technology. We believe to create a major demand for our breakthrough, efficient, and reliable products by
offering innovative schemes for the end users.
Hydrogen was formed in 2009; we have won nine competitive grants for projects worth over £1 million; we have six patents
pending and established industrial partnership with large companies; a strong management team is striving to exploit the vast
commercial potential of the company.
RE Hydrogen has developed an advanced ambient pressure electrolyser using plastic materials, ensuring easy modular
manufacturing. The electrodes use an innovative and non precious metal catalyst and can operate under variable and intermittent
mode for unlimited on-off switching cycle. RE Hydrogen's offerring include 5kW, 25kW, 100kW and even bigger electrolysers
in due course.
Due to their low capital cost of the equipment the cost of hydrogen is mainly influenecd by the
electricity price. The electricity contributes 60% of the cost of hydrogen for RE Hydrogen's system. But for conventional
10bar pressurised electrolysers the electricity contributes only 22% of the cost of hydrogen. Therefore cheaper or free electricity
will bring greater reduction in hydrogen price via RE Hydrogen's electrolysers than conventional systems.
Hydrogen can pressurise hydrogen from ambient pressure up to 350 bar in a single stage at a very low capital cost. The combination
of their advanced atmospheric electrolyser and this innovative compressor offer a major breakthrough for low cost hydrogen
production and storage at higher efficiency, durability.
Bio Gas Upgrade
The raw biogas contains around 50-65% methane, 40%-50% CO2
and some H2S. This raw biogas can not be used for power generation by conventional low cost gensets due to
low methane content and due to the presence of H2S. Therefore raw biogas is mostly used as cooking fuel or
for heating fuel. However RE Hydrogen can upgrade this raw biogas up to 99% pure methane which then enables to use cheap conventional
gas generators running on natural gas thus opening up a whole new market opportunities for small to large scale Bio-CHP projects.
The upgraded biogas can also be used as transport fuel in CNG cars.
RE Hydrogen's compressor is suitable for compressing any otheres gas. The unique
process has a much lower capital cost and low operational cost than conventional gas cleaning methods. The scalability is
very straight forward even up to thousands of cubic meter of gas flow rate per hour in MW scale applications.
Dr Amitava Roy, CEO & CTO
RE Hydrogen in 2009 based on 17 years experience on electrolysers, fuel cells and renewable energy. He is the inventor of 8
patents and has won nine grants and awards at RE Hydrogen on this innovative electrolyser technology for multiple projects
worth over £1.6 million and established several key industrial partnerships. He obtained his PhD from Loughborough University,
UK (2002-2006) on electrolyser and fuel cells and built the UK's first wind-hydrogen energy storage scheme of 8 MWh capacity
using 'conventional' electrolyser as part of his studies. He then worked as the Manager for AFC Energy Plc from the
inception of the company (2006-2010) to develop ultra low cost fuel cells leading towards commercialisation. He has provided
extensive consultancy services in the UK and Europe to the large energy supply companies, investment banks and commercial
organisations via his previous company Bryte Energy (2005-2010) as one of the founding Directors. Amitava was a Lecturer at
the National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, India (1995-2002). He is currently a Fellow at Strathclyde
University, Glasgow, UK and a regular reviewer of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and the Journal of Power and
Mr Bharat Thakrar, Financial Advisor
Bharat, is a qualified
accountant and has been advising RE Hydrogen since the formation of the company in all financial aspects including accounting,
taxation forecasting and various other administrative matters. Bharat has significant experience in financial
reporting and taxation by working in different business sectors including manufacturing, property, global shipping company
and currently working for a publicly listed construction company. Career History: COLAS LTD (Apr 2009–To-date),
Tax & Systems Accountant: Colas Limited operates throughout the UK as a service
provider to the highways and airfields sectors. Early Career: SHURFLO LTD (May 2007 – Mar 2009),
Financial Controller: SHURflo, is part of the Water Technologies Group of Pentair, Inc, a diversified
operating and publicly held $3.5 billion company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. CP SHIPS (UK), (2001– Apr 2007), Group Consolidation
Accountant; One of the world's leading container-shipping companies across Australasia, Latin America, Asia and
the Transatlantic with a Group annual turnover of USD$ 2.5 billion, employing approximately 5000 employees worldwide. More
than 80% of its activity is North American exports or imports. CP SHIPS (UK)
- CANADA MARITIME, 1986 – 2001, Finance Manager, Canada Maritime
was part of CP Ships (UK), the container shipping arm of Canadian Pacific with a turnover in excess of US$500 million company
specialised in moving containerised cargo between North America and Europe.
RE Hydrogen tested the CO2
capture by using their compressor
RE Hydrogen has built
a test rig and demonstrated the CO2 capture and compression by using their innovative compressor. This will open
up a vast opportunity to capture CO2 from various sources, e.g. biogas, bio-diesel and various post combustion
processes. This CO2 can be used in greenhouses to grow more crops or used in cold storages as food preservative
by compressing the CO2 further. RE Hydrogen is working on a total integrated energy system by combining Energy,
Waste, Food, Water and Transport system by using this innovative technology. They are building a containerised
system including biogas upgrade, CO2 capture, and compression system, which can be used for energy storage,
|Biogas Upgrade Unit under Construction
REH Biogas Upgrade solution is 50% more efficient
& 70% cheaper
Hydrogen is working on Closed Loop Carbon-Hydrogen Cycle
We are developing an innovative project
on the Carbon-Hydrogen Cycle by integrating food supply chain, energy, waste, water conservation and green transport
system all combined. RE Hydrogen's technology is a bridging block for many sub-systems. RE Hydrogen is working with other
key partners on this project.
RE Hydrogen is building high
This compressor has been tested manually up to 100bar and the work
is ongoing for full automation with remote monitoring capability. This will be further upgraded to 350 bar in due course and
to be used as a refueller. This prototype is a proof of our innovative concept. This compressor will be developed
for different gases (Hydrogen, biogas, CNG, CO2, and air). This will be integrated with atmospheric electrolyser
stacks to deliver high pressure hydrogen to the customers at high efficiency. When fully developed this will be suitable from
home refuelling to forecourt refuelling. This compressor is almost silent and therefore will be suitable for home refuelling
quietly for CNG and or hydrogen.
|100 bar Compressor
RE Hydrogen is building Solar Hydrogen Project
at Dunsfold Park. A new hydrogen refuelling station will be built in 2013.
|Download the Press Release
Cost Breakdown of Hydrogen
Download the Press Article on Green Fuel
RE Hydrogen's advanced affordable refueller (ongoing)
Hydrogen Dispenser (Ongoing)
Autodesk Cleantech Partner
RE Hydrogen has been awarded by Autodesk under their Clean
Tech Partner Program with various free software packages such as Autodesk
Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013, Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2013.
RE Hydrogen acknowledges this timely support which will accelerate their advanced design, prototyping and process
Clean and Cool Mission
RE Hydrogen has presented at the Clean and Cool Mission to the USA in March
2012, as one of the Sixteen Best of British Cleantech, high growth start-ups companies, selected by the Technology
strategy Board and UK Trade and Investment.
See the video on Clean and Cool Mission Launch
at the London Stock Exchange
|Download Press Release: Clean and Cool Mission
Advanced Electrolyser project
has started a new collaborative project funded by the Technology Strategy Board from the 2nd
of April 2012 for 3 years. This project aims technology development to real world applications by field trial.
EIS Investment Opportunity
RE Hydrogen has received
EIS Approval under the UK Govt's Enterprise Investment Scheme. We are currently open for investment under this
scheme. More information please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 0044 - 78 388 72 678; 0044 - 1483 275 398.
as one of the Clean and Cool Mission Group companies: Supported by the UK Trade and Investment and the Technology Strategy
£208,500 funding from the Technology Strategy Board.
£208,000 funding from the Technology Strategy Board (RABH2 Project, www.rabh2.co.uk
RABH2 Project: Press Release
£25,000 under the “Innovate10” competition from the Technology Strategy
£3,000 support for Intellectual Property Audit from the Intellectual Property Office.
£25,000 for hydrogen enriched pyrolytic bio oil from the Technology Strategy Board.
Support from the Carbon Trust on independent Market due dilligence.
Rushlight Awards Commended 2010.
See the video on Innovate 10 Competition