Hydrogen Optimized positions itself for growth

Green hydrogen equipment start-up Hydrogen Optimized has hired a “top gun” to be its new president and chief executive officer to help the company grow. Denis Krude, a 54-year-old former CEO of German green hydrogen technology manufacturer thyssenkrupp nucera for six years – reputed to be the largest green hydrogen company in the world — […]

Grey County helping with conference to build momentum for hydrogen

Grey County will help organize a conference to build on the momentum driven by a local hydrogen electrolyzer development and manufacturing company. Hydrogen Optimized, located in Owen Sound’s industrial park, this month announced it received a $3.5-million federal economic development loan towards an $11-million, fivefold expansion of its production capabilities through robot automation and to […]

Federal funding helps amp up Hydrogen Optimized production

Hydrogen Optimized will expand and automate production capacity in Owen Sound of its scaleable Rugged Cell elecrolysis system, and add 50 jobs, with the help of $3.5-million federal economic development loan. Missing production capacity has been holding back sales because purchasers of the technology have to feel secure that the company can deliver the product, […]

Hydrogen Optimized simulates variable winds for African project

Hydrogen Optimized announced it has successfully demonstrated in Owen Sound that its RuggedCell hydrogen production system could be powered by the variable winds found in the west African country of Mauritania. That’s where renewable energy developer CWP Global is exploring generating green hydrogen at its planned 30 gigawatt AMAN green hydrogen project. The company is […]

Hydrogen Optimized hoping for buy-Canadian green tech policy

Hydrogen Optimized president Andrew Stuart wonders if Canadian policymakers are thinking big enough to really leverage green-energy potential for economic growth. Are they aiming to develop a homegrown hydrogen-production industry or will people who utilize new federal tax credits use them buy foreign-made technology? And does the government appreciate the potential for exporting that technology? […]

Hydrogen Optimized begins to automate Owen Sound plant

A new commercial agreement with the Swiss global technology giant ABB will allow Hydrogen Optimized to “build out our factory with robotic manufacturing” in Owen Sound, company president and CEO Andrew Stuart said Wednesday. The agreement between the companies was signed at the recent hydrogen trade show in Stephenville, Nfld. attended by Prime Minister Justin […]

Hydrogen Optimized could supply huge Texas hydrogen hub

Hydrogen Optimized in Owen Sound hopes to build a manufacturing plant in Texas to sell the plant’s entire electrolyzer unit output to supply green hydrogen to a huge production, storage and transportation hub. It signed a memorandum of understanding with Green Hydrogen International for the proposed development of a large electrolyzer manufacturing facility in Texas. […]


Bruce Power further exploring hydrogen production

Bruce Power is studying the feasibility of making hydrogen with excess energy from its nuclear reactors, which is specifically mentioned in Ontario’s new low-carbon hydrogen strategy announced April 7. Among the eight immediate strategic actions listed in the provincial vision for a “low-carbon hydrogen economy” is Bruce Power’s hydrogen feasibility study and the company’s support […]

Firefighters put out electrical room fire at former Tenneco building

Fire caused extensive damage to electrical equipment in the main electrical room of the former Tenneco factory building Wednesday night but no one was hurt. The former Tenneco building, at 1800 17th Street East in Owen Sound, is partially occupied by the green hydrogen research and development firm, Hydrogen Optimized. Fire crews responded to a […]

Hydrogen Optimized demonstrates technological ‘world first’

Owen Sound-based Hydrogen Optimized announced its patent-pending alkaline water electrolyser technology can operate at variable power levels, making it a candidate to help stabilize electrical grids by receiving surplus power. And by adapting quickly to power fluctuations characteristic of wind and solar power, it has also demonstrated its technology can maximize the use of available […]