The announcement represents the first paid pilot-study for Advanced Ionics, sponsored by the Repsol Foundation, which aims to support entrepreneurship at the forefront of industrial decarbonization technology, in this case in the form of cutting-edge hydrogen production processes. Participation in Advanced Ionics’ Early Access Program allows the Repsol Foundation to support technology validation and scaling, thereby preparing the ground for early testers of full-scale Advanced Ionics electrolyzers.
“We’ve seen extraordinary inbound interest and demand for our electrolyzer technology,” said Chad Mason, CEO of Advanced Ionics. “Our Early Access Program allows us to harness that demand and work with the most innovative potential future customers to accelerate deployment.
“The advancements we’ve made reduce electricity cost by 20–50% using as little as 30–40 kWh/kg at the stack. This is a groundbreaking achievement that we look forward to bringing to industry as soon as possible.”
Homayoun Bagheri, the project’s engagement manager at the Entrepreneurs Fund of the Repsol Foundation, commented on the implications of the demonstration, saying: “We’re pleased to be the first partner in Advanced Ionics’ pilot program, thereby exploring new ground in green hydrogen production and potential avenues to a net zero industrial future.”