Hydrogen storage technology must be reinvented

Conventional hydrogen storage technologies (compression, liquefaction, ammonia, LOHCs, etc.) require extreme conditions of compression and/or temperature and are therefore energy inefficient. They use toxic, flammable and/or explosive materials which are cumbersome and expensive to handle. The result: high OpEx and CapEx as well as complex and highly regulated supply chain.

Unlocking the hydrogen economy

Hydro X is reinventing hydrogen storage and transportation with a disruptive technology which enables to store and transport hydrogen in a non-toxic, non-flammable, non-explosive, cost and energy-efficient carrier and driving the cost of hydrogen storage and transportation below US$1/kgH2.

Lower OpEx

Lower CapEx

Energy efficient

Non-toxic

Non-flammable

Non-explosive

Leveraging existing oil or water infrastructure

Strong scientific foundations

Academic Roots

A result of Prof. Yoel Sasson research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

A Spin-Off

A spin-off company of Yissum, the technology transfer company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Disruptive IP

Strong approved patents in all major geographies. A scientific team with 4 PhDs.

A multi-disciplinary team

Assaf Sayada
CEO

A seasoned executive with 25 years of management experience in corporate and business development, strategic partnerships, fund raising, M&A and strategy for startups and multinational tech companies. A native of Paris and graduate of HEC-Paris.

Asa Ziv
VP R&D and Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur and seasoned international high-tech executive. Established a world leading laser plant and founded multiple startups. A physicist and engineer.

Dr Ariel Givant

A chemistry senior researcher and expert in the fields of green chemistry, organic synthesis, catalysis, alternative energy, protein chemistry and polymers. Experienced in process scale up, material sciences nano-encapsulation and development of analytical methods. PhD in chemistry from the Hebrew University under the supervision of Prof. Yoel Sasson on the topic of 'formate-bicarbonate cycle as a platform for hydrogen and energy storage'.

Eviatar Golan

An experienced manager and scientist specialized in chemical engineering. Past experience include senior researcher roles at HP Indigo and Stratasys, R&D and process manager at Civan and engineering and technology scouting for LG. Proficient with methodically translating problems to chemical/physical properties and evaluating them, enjoys building and leading strong team work to deliver results.

Dr Shmuel Gonen

Ph.D. in chemistry. Expert researcher in the fields of electrocatalysis and chemical catalysis for energy applications. (Co-)author of 12 award winning publications. Highly experienced in the fields of physical chemistry, electrochemistry, organometallic and carbon-based materials, electron microscopy, physical and chemical analysis and spectroscopy. Specialist in hydrogen-based energy systems.

Tier-1 Partners and Investors

Hydro X is supported by Israel’s Ministry of Energy and Innovation Authority, together with a group of investors including the energy investment house OSEG, Asia Pacific energy giant CLP and ESIL, a partnership of EDF Renewables, Bazan Group and Johnson Matthey, each an industry leader in its field.

A seasoned leadership

Assaf Sayada | CEO

A seasoned executive with 25 years of management experience in corporate and business development, strategic partnerships, fund raising, M&A and strategy for startups and multinational tech companies. A native of Paris and graduate of HEC-Paris.

Asa Ziv | VP R&D and Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur and seasoned international high-tech executive. Established a world leading laser plant. A physicist and engineer.

Prof. Yoel Sasson | Chief Scientist and Co-Founder

Former Head of the School of Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University and Chairman of the Institute of Chemistry. The founder of multiple start-up companies based on IP generated in his labs.

Asi Shalgi | Chairman

Former Director General of Ministry of Energy. The Managing Partner & Founder of OSEG.

David Fleming | Director

Leads since 2022 CLP's Group Development function. Also serves as a Director in various subsidiary companies of the CLP Group.

Shmuel Kedmi | Director

An experienced executive with over 25 years of technology development, entrepreneurship and management experience. General Partner of OSEG and former CEO of RDC, the corporate fund of Rafael in full partnership with Elron.