The hydrogen generator

Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. has pioneered a technology to create a vast new clean energy source. Our hydrogen generator is safe, clean and non-volatile and allows on-demand mass production of hydrogen almost anywhere, in any quantity, which can be used for fuel, heat or electric energy production. Our hydrogen production is 100% carbon free and also is less expensive than virtually all other energy production sources.

Solar Hydrogen Trends proprietary technology utilizes a combination of sixteen (16) physical and chemical processes to release hydrogen using a small electrical power input. The technology produces free flowing hydrogen on demand which can be used as a source of fuel for virtually any application (e.g., heating or electricity production).

The technology can also be provided as a hybrid solution, paired with electric generation, to produce clean, 100% carbon free, low cost electric energy on-demand anywhere.

The current functional prototypes of the hydrogen generator measure approximately 15" wide by 20” high by 32” long and weigh approximately 250lbs.

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Electricity generation

The cost to produce 1,000 cubic feet of hydrogen for the Hydrogen generator is $0.65

Assuming 1 cubic foot = 79 watts electricity equivalent and there is 50% energy loss at production, the price to produce 1kWh with the hydrogen generator will be $ 0.016 (1.6 cents per kWh).

Stand-alone electricity production

Hydrogen generator runs on electricity. On input of 500watts the mini reactor produces, 2,797 cubic feet of hydrogen per hour, which contains electricity equivalent of 221kWh. With assumption that 50% energy is lost at production, 110kWh of electricity would be produced per hour. The initial input would be magnified by 220 times.

A Hydrogen generator (s), coupled with CHP Technology (turbine or fuel cell), when placed adjacent to electrical power plant of any type, would magnify its input of electricity, of any range, by 220 times.

Thus, one wind turbine, coupled with hydrogen generator(s) would produce electricity equivalent of 220 wind turbines.

Hybrid electricity production

The hydrogen generator can be used as hybrid with existing coal powered power plants. The given coal burns at inefficient rates the addition of hydrogen to would burn coal at higher efficiency. Thus, increase the coal power plant output.

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Current hydrogen market

The total worldwide hydrogen production in 2013 is estimated to be 35 billion cubic feet or $150 billion with anticipated 4% annual growth. The capital cost of facilities to support the production volume is over $200 billion. Current production levels release 330 million tons of CO2.

Hydrogen production for refineries and ammonia comprise 85% of the market. The refinery segment is anticipated fast growth due to the need of increased usage of hydrogen in hydrocracking and hydrotreating. Increased hydrogen is needed to clean oil from sulfur content.

In USA, steam methane reforming technology is used to produce the majority of hydrogen for ammonia production and refineries. A 130 MMCFD plant cost $250 million to build and $140 million annually to operate. Hydrogen generator facility with similar output would cost less than $80 million to build and $40 million annually to operate. Capital cost savings of 70% and operational savings cost of 70% can be achieved with SHT technology.

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Hydrogen for cars

Fuel type

Usage per 60 miles

Cost per 60 miles

Hydrogen

1kg

$ 0.25 (cost to produce)

Gasoline

2.4 gallons

$ 6 (refinery wholesale)

According to National Renewable Energy Laboratory Passenger cars with engines between 2.5-3.5 liters consume 1 kg of hydrogen per 60 miles. At, average wholesale price of $2.5 for 1 gallon of gasoline, and consumption of 1 gallon of gasoline per 25 miles, the wholesale cost of gasoline would be $6 (8 retail) for 60 miles.

The cost to produce 1kg of hydrogen for hydrogen generator is $0.25. Thus, Solar Hydrogen Trends can produce saving of 50% to 95% compared to gasoline.

Hydrogen exhaust after it burns is moisture, thus it completely safe for environment.

Department of Energy 2015 target for centralized production of hydrogen with electrolysis is $3.10/kg. Solar Hydrogen Trends generator produces hydrogen at rate of $0.25/kg.

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Hydrogen refineries

A hydrogen refinery can be built adjacent to any city to supply hydrogen via pipeline or storage units.

A hydrogen plant with 150 million cubic feet per day production would provide enough hydrogen to power 200 thousand homes.

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Synthetic fuel, incinerators, ships and others

The Hydrogen generator can be used to power Fischer Tropsch conversion (H2+CO=Hydrocarbons) to produce synthetic fuels.

The Hydrogen generator can be utilized in any of the 2,200 Waste to Energy plants. The Waste to Energy market is poised to grow 8% over the next three years. Given the efficiency of the hydrogen generator, it can save over 70% of operating cost.

The hydrogen generator produces 2,797 cubic feet of hydrogen at cost of $1.80 The technology can be used to power ships and heavy machinery and deliver exceptional performance.

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Natural gas substitute

The price of natural for 1,000 cubic feet in USA is $4.30 for industrial and $10 for residential. The price in Europe for natural gas is 2x higher and the price in Japan for natural gas is more than 3x higher.

The cost to produce 1,000 cubic feet of hydrogen for the Hydrogen generator is $ 0.65. The heat of combustion of hydrogen is 2.5 that of natural gas. Twice less of hydrogen is needed to achieve comparable output.

Place the Hydrogen generator at a facility, company or home for your energy needs.

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Performance results

Hydrogen generator output testing was performed by Airkinetics Inc. www.airkineticsinc.com and TRC Solutions www.trcsolutions.com. The clone model of the initial prototype was tested by Horizon Air Measurement Services www.horizonairmeasurement.com

Both companies are EPA certified and its clients include energy blue chips and leading utility companies.

The performance report conducted by TRC Solutions on June 25, 2014 which measures the hydrogen generator electricity input and hydrogen output can be downloaded here.

According to TRC Solutions test, on input of 415 watts, the mini reactor produces an output of 7,369 cubic feet of hydrogen per hour (electricity equivalent of 626 kWh). The estimated cost of inputs is $1.68 per hour.

The performance report conducted by Airkinetics Inc. on January 25, 2014 which measures the hydrogen generator electricity input and hydrogen output can be downloaded here.

According to AirKinetics test, on input of 500 watts, the mini reactor produces an output of 2,797 cubic feet of hydrogen per hour (electricity equivalent of 237 kWh). The estimated cost of inputs is $1.80 per hour.

Prototype unit replicated and tested:

Solar Hydrogen Trends team replicated the original hydrogen generator prototype and Horizon Air Measurement Services tested the new unit on March 16, 2015. The electricity input and hydrogen output are in-line with the other tests and can be downloaded here.

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About us

Jack Aganyan is a founder and president at Solar Hydrogen Trends. He led the development of the technology and has created the vision for the company. Jack has funded and sold number of projects and has founded several companies.

Kirill Gichunts is a business co-founder, he helped structure the business and drives strategic financial and commercial aspects of the company. Kirill was a managing partner at a venture capital accelerator fund. He founded, funded and helped grow a number of companies. Prior, as an investment banking executive, Kirill completed M&A and ECM transactions. Kirill received a bachelor’s degree in business and political economics from University of California, Berkeley.

Suren M. heads the scientific and electrical works at SHT. He has over 30 years of experience in electrical engineering during which he has worked as a chief for two laboratories, led R&D, and developed and manufactured electronic devices. Suren received a master’s degree in radio physics and electronics from Yerevan State University and a PhD degree in radio physics and Electronics from Gorkiy University.

Anahit M. specializes in chemistry and chemical analysis at SHT. Her background is in inorganic and organic chemistry within laboratory setting. She holds a Masters degree in chemistry from Yerevan State Medical University.

Vernald M. is an engineer with experience in electrical design, testing, analysis, and project coordination. He was a lead quality control manager at the largest jewelry factory in Russia and served as an electrical adviser in development of multiple in-house electroplating and electrolysis processes. He received bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from State Engineering University of Armenia.

Ashot A. is an engineer with over 33 years of experience with wide range of mechanical design and fabrication expertise. His focus lies with creative custom fabrication to prototype development. He studied mechanical engineering from State Engineering University of Armenia.

In 1997, Mark Rabinovich obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, at University of California, Berkeley. For over 16 years he has practiced law in California, representing business entities in the variety of transactions. Mr. Rabinovich acts as an outside counsel for numerous start-ups and established businesses. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Living Tree Foundation, a United States charity, which supports programs for veterans of the United States Armed Forces.


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Technology performance and grant

Technology performance

Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. performed three tests of its hydrogen generator electricity input and hydrogen output by EPA certified gas testers. The official test certificates with results can be found in the performance results section.

TRC Solutions, a national engineering services, consulting and construction management firm, performed an electricity input and hydrogen output test, in accordance with EPA certified standards on June 25, 2014.

According to TRC Solutions test, on input of 415 watts, the generator produces an output of 7,369 cubic feet of hydrogen per hour (electricity equivalent of 626 kWh). The estimated cost of inputs is $1.68 per hour. The electricity input and hydrogen output official test results can be downloaded here.

AirKinetics Inc., a prominent nationwide emissions testing specialist, performed an input and output test, in accordance with EPA certified standards on January 25, 2014.

According to AirKinetics test, on input of 500 watts, the generator produces an output of 2,797 cubic feet of hydrogen per hour (electricity equivalent of 237 kWh). The estimated cost of inputs is $1.80 per hour. The electricity input and hydrogen output official test results can be downloaded here.

Original unit replicated and tested:

Solar Hydrogen Trends team replicated the original hydrogen generator prototype and Horizon Air Measurement Services tested the new unit on March 16, 2015. The electricity input and hydrogen output are in-line with the other tests can be downloaded here.

Grant

In 2013, Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. received a grant from The Patricia Galloway and Kris Nielsen Foundation.

According to the foundation: “The Patricia Galloway and Kris Nielsen Foundation supports original research that seeks to create innovative products or services which integrate science and engineering with management concepts in the context of global cultures that address sustainability, solve social problems and evolve society so as to improve the quality of life for our society.”


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