Dual Frequency Plasma Electrolyzer technology is set to play a part in global demand

HSA’s Brian Power outlines his key takeaways from a recent Scottish Government report on electrolyzers and forecast global demand.

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Game-changing Electrolyzer technology: Hydrogen Systems Australia’s Brian Power at HSA headquarters in Melbourne.

IT’S an exciting time to be alive when we can bear witness to our world transitioning into cleaner, greener energy production and providing Energy Security for all.

A recent Scottish Government ‘Assessment of Electrolyzers’ report is an excellent indicator of what the future holds when it comes to Green Hydrogen production.

One thing is certain, the world will never have enough electrolyzers to make the hydrogen required, and that’s obviously good news for Hydrogen Systems Australia.

In fact, it means that once HSA’s R&D program ‘Project Shield’ confirms our provisionally patented technology, then our company has the opportunity to become a major player in the electrolyzer space.

The plan is for our Dual Frequency Plasma Electrolyzer technology to swiftly step through the prototyping process, environmental testing and then manufacturing before officially setting the pace as being the more efficient, much cheaper, and more productive option than traditional electrolyzers.

“It means that once HSA’s R&D program ‘Project Shield’ confirms our provisionally patented technology, then our company has the opportunity to become a major player in the electrolyzer space.” – Brian Power

Dual Frequency Plasma Electrolyzers

The Scottish report is well worth the read by any investor or parties who are genuinely interested in the Green Hydrogen sector. Figures and data in the report re-confirm all of HSA’s key projections, initiatives, and goals as we work through our roadmap in what has become the hottest market on earth.

When we first formed HSA in 2020, we were already projecting enormous demand for Green Hydrogen.  As noted in the Scottish report, “Electrolyzer system manufacturing and deployment is accelerating rapidly around the world with key targets in the ‘tens’ of Gigawatts (GW) now established.”

Back then, and even now, many in the Hydrogen space were focusing on large scale projects. But as pointed out in the report, the future demand for electrolyzers will be so huge that the world is going to find it difficult to meet that demand.

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Energy Security is our major focus

HSA’s approach is focused on the race to Net Zero, but more importantly for us, our goal is to significantly assist in helping meet such an enormous demand, reduce energy vulnerabilities globally, and increase Energy Security. We see “energy security” as the major focus here. We need to be able to decarbonise and decentralise where we can and where it suits.

Of course, we commend anyone in the energy sector contributing meaningfully to our world’s clean energy transition. There will be bumps in the road and we need to trust innovation to drive the required shift.

HSA has a part to play by creating small-to-medium size systems and create global licensing opportunities to enable thousands of Green Hydrogen production avenues as soon as possible. What’s very exciting is that our Dual Frequency Plasma Electrolyzer tech will empower certain industries and remote communities to create energy onsite to be used onsite, cutting out unnecessary costs, time and transport while easing demand load.

With capabilities to stack, it would also mean scalability for projects that require larger systems.


Key takeaways from the report

Here are some of my key takeaways from the report and what it means for HSA’s Dual Frequency Plasma Electrolyzer:

Easing the Supply Chain Structure

While we love and appreciate current PEM electrolyzer systems, the truth is they require crucial precious and expensive materials. As demand increases, there will also be higher vulnerability and expense associated with availability and transport of these materials to produce these types of electrolyzers.

With HSA’s projected advantages of lower costs, higher production capacity and the need to use less energy in Green Hydrogen production using our technology, we have significant potential to create a robust supply chain internationally to support the manufacture of electrolyzers that the world requires.

HSA is moving rapidly in our global structure. We have established a US-based research facility where the science team will work closely with our Australian team based in Melbourne.

Strategically, it allows us to fast-track fundamental R&D capabilities, by playing with and taking advantage of time. Both the US and Melbourne efforts will morph towards manufacture streamlining efficiencies shortly after.

We are also in agreements for hubs within the UK/Europe region and are looking at suitability in all markets throughout the world.

We believe our HSA’s Dual Frequency Plasma Electrolyzer has many advantages in comparison with existing technologies, at a much lower CAPEX.

While there will be the need for system integration in any hydrogen production, cost will be kept to a minimum as our goal is to be able to fit it where the Green Hydrogen will be produced and used, therefore reducing cost of auxiliary services, which was highlighted in the report.

Exponential Growth Opportunities

With countries ramping up their hydrogen projects globally, supply chains will be strained and according to the report, “Currently less than half of the expected future hydrogen demand would be met by the planned electrolyzer project pipeline (45%), signifying that there will be significant market opportunity.”



Graph Source: Planned electrolyzer capacity compared to target capacity in 2030 and 2045 based on publicly available information.


Transferable Skills and Job Creation

The Scottish report underlined that, “a skilled workforce will be key and therefore any potential gaps should be assessed with suitable training schemes put in place”.

Given we are using a novel approach to our technology in producing Green Hydrogen, I am confident our team has the right mix to close most of the potential workforce gaps.

Adding to that, we also have some serious experience and talent in our team. This includes scientists with over 25 years of industrial experience turning science into commercialised products. As these lead into physics and chemistry, again we are opening new transferable skill opportunities for the work force to move from their traditional streams into the renewable energy space. Add to the list engineering, process, and manufacturing experience, led by engineers who have over 30 years in the semiconductor industry, and lean manufacturing, with significant experience in standards and compliance.

We are well ahead when it comes to precision manufacturing with a clear understanding of the type of transferable skills we can utilise from established industries, specialty areas and suppliers.

HSA 2023: Year of the Green Machine

We’ve been busy getting all our ducks in a row and 2022 has been a year filled with interesting conversations all around the world with customers, investors, suppliers and partners.

For us, this year has largely been about dress rehearsals, and next year we’ll be ready for the big dance.

There’s a lot to be excited about, and the “Green Machine”, as the Herald Sun nicknamed us, is on the move.


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Brian Power

About Brian Power

HSA Executive Director Brian Power has 30+ years experience trading globally in advanced manufacturing with 1000+ delivered projects, and 15+ years experience in hydrogen energy innovation.