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Hydrogen Optimized

Hydrogen Optimized develops and commercializes large-scale Green Hydrogen production systems. 

Unique RuggedCell™ Technology

The company’s groundbreaking RuggedCell™ high-current water electrolysers convert renewable electricity such as solar and wind power into Green Hydrogen for industry at a significantly lower cost at large scale than other water electrolysers in the marketplace today. Other benefits include: 

  • Simplified, single-plant design
  • Simple, low-cost maintenance
  • Long plant life
  • Cost-effective rectifiers at scale
  • Smaller footprint

The advancements captured in the RuggedCell design represent a fundamentally different approach that is not found in other electrolysis technology today. This innovative technology is built on a legacy of hydrogen expertise and innovation that runs through four generations of the company’s founding Stuart family.


RuggedCell™ water electrolysis systems are ideal for large-volume, single site applications. They are targeted to major industrial, chemical, utility, transportation and energy end users. Applications include, for example: 

  • Steelmaking
  • Ammonia production
  • Major transportation such as mine haulage, shipping and trains
  • Natural gas blending
  • Curtailment (conversion and storage) of excess renewable energy

Together these applications represent the largest segment of an overall addressable Green Hydrogen market that Goldman Sachs forecasts could reach US$12 trillion by 2050. In the EU alone, US$475 billion of capital investment in hydrogen infrastructure has been targeted by the EU Hydrogen Strategy, including US$56 billion for electrolysers by 2030. (Goldman)

Large-scale Green Hydrogen supply is ideal for large-scale, heavy-duty transportation applications that require significant power and range. Batteries and small-scale hydrogen supply, in contrast, are better suited to small-scale applications such as automobiles.

Service Provided:
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer
Markets served:
  • Renewable Energy
  • Industrial