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Green Investors Club: Mid-April Wrap Up

As the second quarter of 2022 kicked off, Liberty Energy Capital and its partners continued to go from strength to strength, following a series of successful capital raises, deals and opportunities for potential technology partners and investors.

With momentum on their side, Liberty Energy Capital and its partners are on track to announce more capital raises, partnerships, project updates and new ventures in the weeks ahead.

We are passionate about helping businesses realise their full potential and connecting key players to drive impact at scale, so reach out if you have an idea or want to join us in the renewable energy revolution.

Look below for an update on all the exciting moves our partners are making in the clean hydrogen space.

H2I Technology closes a successful capital raise

Investors have shown confidence in H2I Technology following a successful capital raise via the online trading platform VCEX.

Investors have backed the the company’s development of a revolutionary hydrogen enhancement kit, which can be injected into internal combustion engines to:

  • Improve fuel consumption by 20%.
  • Reduce engine emissions by up to 30%.
  • Potentially extend the life of existing engines.

H2I Technology expects to have the patentable product ready for market by the fourth quarter of 2022, with a listing on a major public exchange expected in early 2023.

Aviation H2 outlines its plane for decarbonising the aviation sector

The aviation industry is a major contributor to global emissions and this Aussie company is looking to shake up the sector as the countdown to net-zero continues.

Decarbonising the aviation sector could well be one of the most challenging of all our emitting industries, and yet it is a challenge that has to be taken up given that it is responsible for anything between 2.5% to 3.5% of all emissions.

Speaking with Stockhead, Aviation H2 director Dr Helmut Mayer said even the contrails left by planes had a substantial effect on the climate that is right there with the effects of carbon being emitted into the atmosphere.

“While the carbon hangs around for hundreds of years, the contrails dissipate quickly but we keep generating them as our volume of flights goes up,” he explained.

“There’s a number of issues associated with aviation that contribute to climate change and we have a very limited time frame to get that cleaned up.”

“2050 is when we are looking for net-zero and what that means is that by the time we get to 2035, we’ve got to have the solutions ready and cannot put any more aircraft using conventional fuels into service.

“That leaves us about 13 years, which is not a lot of time, so we must move as a matter of urgency.”

H2X engages with KTM Technologies to create lightweight vehicle chassis

Australian hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle manufacturer H2X has entered into a partnership with KTM Technologies to create a revolutionary, innovative, lightweight and inexpensive vehicle chassis.

Highlights:

  • KTM Technologies is an affiliated company of international giant KTM.
  • H2X and KTM are joining forces to a develop revolutionary lightweight SMART chassis.
  • The new chassis will help reduce the cost of hydrogen fuel cell powered electric cars, trucks and buses.

KTM Technologies will work with the H2X team to design and develop their vehicle chassis and construction programs. H2X recently announced it will build its hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in Gippsland, Victoria, and this latest deal marks an important step in H2X’s journey to becoming a world leader in hydrogen vehicle manufacturing.

“Our partnership with KTM Technologies is a major milestone in establishing ourselves as a global premium hydrogen vehicle manufacturer,” said H2X’s CEO, Brendan Norman. “By leveraging the resources of a company with unparalleled capabilities such as KTM, we are not only securing our own future but the development of an internationally competitive industry based in Australia.”

The partnership illustrates H2X’s ability to partner with global leading brands and innovators such as KTM. As H2X continues to demonstrate tangible strategic partnerships in all facets of business, momentum is building ahead of the company’s planned listing on a major stock exchange.

Further on from this development, KTM Technologies and H2X are working together on a number of other projects including an exciting Motorsport Venture around hydrogen which will be announced in the coming months.

Pure Hydrogen nearly doubles Botswana gas resource ahead of well testing

According to Stockhead, Pure Hydrogen has upgraded third-party certified resources at its Serowe coal seam gas project in Botswana by 96% to 315.7 billion cubic feet of gas.

Operator Botala Energy, which is carrying the company through the first $6m of expenditure in the project, is currently preparing to carry out preliminary flow testing of their Serowe-3 well that intersected 41m of interpreted gassy coal seams with free gas breaking out of fluids on the surface.

Design of the test has been completed and Botala is now sourcing equipment to complete the well as a producer within the next few months.

Pure Hydrogen (ASX:PH2) says that data from the well test will be used to design, drill and complete a long-term test program on a multi-well pilot during the second half of 2022.

Achieving commercial gas flows can yield progressive and reasonably predictable conversion of 2C resources and contingent resources to reserves.

The company added that the interpreted natural permeability and high gas contents in the thicker coals encountered in Serowe-3 reduced the risk of and cost of commercial development in this part of Serowe CSG field using inexpensive vertical well completions methods.

Success could provide a pathway to a multi-trillion cubic feet CSG gas field in central southern Africa.

The Serowe-4 and Serowe-5 wells, which are 5km step-outs from Serowe-3, intersected 31m and 24m of gassy coals respectively.

Pure Hydrogen partners for hydrogen waste truck bodies

AuManufacturing reported that Pure Hydrogen has entered into a preferred supplier agreement with Bucher Municipal Pty Ltd for the supply of waste collection truck bodies for fitting to its hydrogen powered vehicles.

The vehicles are planned for a trial underway with domestic waste collector JJ’s Waste & Recycling of Australia’s first-ever hydrogen fuelled garbage trucks.

Swiss-owned Bucher will supply waste collection truck bodies including the electronic side lifter arm to pick up kerbside garbage bins as well as the bodies’ waste compactors.

The bodies will be integrated with hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (HFCEV) waste collection trucks for supply to customers.

The preferred supplier agreement is for a 60 month period with potential for a one year extension.

Pure Hydrogen has ordered the other components for the trials announced in March.

Pure Hydrogen managing director Scott Brown said: “The market for garbage trucks running on clean, green hydrogen fuel is significant and will help what is a very large industry reduce its emissions and fuel costs.”

Pure Hydrogen will also supply ’emerald’ hydrogen made from waste via its east coast refuelling network.

Voyager H2 is seeking a technology partner!

Voyager H2 is searching for a technology partner to spearhead its ambitions of becoming a global leader in natural hydrogen exploration, which involves finding underground deposits of the gas and extracting it for clean, cheap energy.

Investment highlights:

  • Once in a lifetime chance to define a groundbreaking industry that is anticipated to replace fossil fuel reserves and serve as the next generation of primary infrastructure.
  • Costs of natural hydrogen are three or four times cheaper than creating the gas through electrolysis from renewable energy.
  • Early access to a rapidly expanding sector targeting a hydrogen market set to be worth US$201b by 2025.

Voyager H2 is Australian-owned and funded by Liberty Energy Capital, who has invested in emerging renewable energy companies such as ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen, H2X, Port Anthony Renewables, Titan Hydrogen, Aviation H2 and Poseidon Marine H2.

Liberty Energy Capital has a proven track record in helping companies accelerate their growth and generate the funding needed for success, so reach out to the team today if interested.

Always searching for renewable energy partners

We are always seeking investments in the renewable space, focusing on hydrogen, so reach out to our team now to chat about how we can bring value to your business. Liberty Energy Capital has a proven track record in helping companies accelerate their growth and generate the funding needed for success.

Currently, we are seeking technology partners for:

  • Pioneer Aerospace H2: a company that is committed to helping the aerospace industry transition to sustainable, reliable, and cost-effective energy through cutting-edge hydrogen technology.
  • Buy Hydrogen: a company seeking to provide Australians with a direct purchasing link to hydrogen suppliers, ensuring users receive the best price.
  • Clean Renewable Technologies: a company looking to licence their technology to Australian businesses, enabling renewable power production for domestic and international markets.
  • Trojan Logistics: a business with plans to become the Australian leader of hydrogen transportation, being the country’s first molecular storage, haulage and distribution operator.
  • Voyager Hydrogen: is a natural hydrogen exploration company seeking to find underground deposits of the gas.

Get in touch today if interested in working with us on these exciting projects. In the meantime, stay tuned for the next instalment of the Green Investors Club in two weeks’ time.

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