Australian electrolyser company Hysata has been chosen as one of the successful grant recipients for the HyGATE Initiative, which aims to support pilot, trial, and demonstration projects along the hydrogen supply chain. Hysata’s capillary-fed electrolyser operates at an impressive 95% system efficiency (41.5 kWh/kg), delivering a significant improvement in performance and cost over traditional technologies, which typically operate at 75% or less. This high efficiency, along with a simple approach to mass manufacturing and low supply chain risk, is disruptive and will significantly reduce the cost of green hydrogen.
Paul Barrett, CEO of Hysata, expressed his excitement about the grant, saying, “We are proud to have the backing of the Australian and German Governments as we rapidly scale-up our high efficiency electrolyser. Australia has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be a global leader in green hydrogen and we are delighted to see the Government backing Australian innovators.” He went on to say that Hysata’s technology will enhance sovereign manufacturing capabilities, create high-skilled jobs and position Australia as a green hydrogen powerhouse by providing electrolysers for domestic projects and exports.
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Hysata’s electrolyser will help to decarbonise the hardest-to-abate sectors such as steelmaking, chemical production, and heavy transport. The funding will support Hysata’s ability to tap into German engineering expertise to help them design their factory of the future. The company looks forward to working closely with the Australian and German Governments and announcing more information about Hysata’s pilot projects in the coming weeks.