In creating the next generation of electrolysers, the hydrogen industry can be developed and scaled much faster with the systems being more cost-competitive meaning a reduction in the pricing of green hydrogen could be achieved.

It is also expected to optimise the technology for greater hydrogen yields.

H2 View understands that in the TalTech Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, three Stargate Hydrogen scientists have already started the first stage of the project, a nanoceramic material synthesis.

Synthesised materials will later form the core of the electrolyser.

While the first stage of the project is focusing on the development of materials and equipment, the second stage would be the automation of manufacturing of electrolysers, and the development of machine learning solutions.

Hydrogen related legislation also needs to be prepared in Estonia, according to Stargate.

Rainer Küngas, Chief Technology Officer at Stargate Hydrogen, said, “In cooperation with TalTech, we can do top-level research and development. Our aim is to bring the novel technology into mass production as soon as possible.

“We are excited to see the next results of our R&D, and we see several opportunities for extending the cooperation with the university in future.

“Reducing hydrogen production costs is one of the most important measured in order to get rid of the dependency on natural gas, which largely comes from Russia, and thus achieve energy security.”

Sven Illing, Vice-Rector for Entrepreneurship at TalTech, commented, “Stargate Hydrogen is a quickly developing, ambitious hydrogen technology developer. TalTech is honoured to have been selected as a cooperation partner by Stargate Hydrogen.

“We see a big future for hydrogen technology, and we want to be pioneers here.”

North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.