SunHydrogen, Inc., the developer of a breakthrough technology to produce renewable hydrogen using sunlight and water, provided a Q2 update on the company’s progress toward multiple planned 2022 milestones.
On March 28, SunHydrogen shared a Q1 update detailing the developmental milestones required for a production-quality prototype of the company’s nanoparticle-based green hydrogen technology by the end of Q4 2022. These targets included:
• Successful fabrication of semiconductor units at production-quality prototype scales
• Successful integration of membranes at production-quality prototype scales
• Successful integration of catalysts at production-quality prototype scales
• Successful testing and demonstration of production-quality prototype units
SunHydrogen is pleased to share that it remains on track to demonstrate a production-quality prototype of its nanoparticle-based green hydrogen technology by the end of Q4 2022.
“Our foremost achievement this quarter was the successful fabrication of one of our two proprietary semiconductor units at production-quality prototype scale,” said Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Syed Mubeen. “We have thoroughly tested its ability for hydrogen production using sunlight and water containing organics derived from biomass resources.”
The company is still working to resolve the supply chain challenges that have delayed fabrication of its second proprietary semiconductor unit. However, its scientific team has identified an alternate strategy utilizing commercially available silicon solar cells with heterojunction technology, and initial attempts have shown promise.
SunHydrogen has also made progress on membrane integration and is currently working with two industrial partners, Ionomr Innovations and Chromis Technologies, to integrate both proton exchange membranes (PEM) and anion exchange membranes (AEM) into its proprietary substrates and evaluate performance metrics for sustainable hydrogen production.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Ionomr Innovations develops advanced ion-exchange membranes and polymers, enabling product developers and integrators to optimize their product performance, improve durability, eliminate toxic components, increase recyclability and accelerate down the cost curve earlier than expected.
New Jersey-based Chromis Technologies manufactures custom amorphous fluoropolymers to deliver optimal performance for myriad high-value specialty applications and has a proven track record of success and innovation spanning over two decades.
Additionally, SunHydrogen is working with new industrial partners Optimum Anode of California and RuC2N of South Korea, as well as with existing partner the University of Michigan, to achieve successful catalyst integration and identify the best catalyst for hydrogen and oxygen production.
Lastly, SunHydrogen continues to work with SCHMID Group of Germany to design and engineer its panel housing, a critical system element that ensures safe and efficient hydrogen collection. The company’s nanoparticle-based hydrogen generators, integrated with membrane and catalyst, will be housed in production-quality prototype units for hydrogen demonstration purposes.
“As we head into Q3 and Q4 2022, we are making steady progress toward the goals we have set for the remainder of the year,” said SunHydrogen CEO Tim Young. “We have a dedicated team and a growing number of respected industrial partners, and we will continue doing our best to push past any supply chain challenges and setbacks that come our way.”