HyAxiom develops innovative energy solutions to power your business. Our fuel cell technology provides a clean, reliable, and cost-effective way to supply energy and heat to fit your needs, both on and off the grid.
Our current core product offering is PureCell®, a phosphoric acid fuel cell (or PAFC) unit for stationary applications. Stationary application means fixed at a particular site, compared to mobility and transport applications.
Our PureCell® product is a modular unit that can be configured to generate electricity up to 460 or 440 kilowatts (which can power approximately 340 average US households), plus both low- and high-grade heat. PureCell® can be run with different types of fuels, namely, hydrogen, natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Each of our units is capable of powering over 340 average U.S. households. Our PureCell® product operates relatively quietly (quieter than piano playing sounds), and has a small footprint for flexible (and even stacked) installation. Mostly importantly, because it relies on an electrochemical process involving hydrogen and oxygen, rather than combustion using fossil fuels, our PureCell® unit creates substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions than conventional power plants when fueled by natural gas or LPG, and zero emissions when fueled by hydrogen.
In addition, our PureCell® units are designed with a target system life of 20 years and a target cell stack life of 10 years, which are among the longest in the commercially available fuel cell market today. Our PureCell® product has a particular advantage in efficiency, durability and pricing for applications that benefit from co-generation of power and heat.
We are the dominant manufacturer of PAFC product with the capability to monitor and service our products on a real-time basis, and our customers rely on us for effective and timely technical maintenance and support services.
Our Upcoming Hydrogen Solutions
HyAxiom seeks to be at the forefront of the hydrogen revolution and deliver a full spectrum of reliable, cost-effective hydrogen solutions for a carbon-free future. Our current product line-up ranges from electrolyzers for scalable green hydrogen production and fuel cells for mobility applications, including long-haul maritime transport and to bus, trucks and other heavy-duty commercial land-transport vehicles.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)
Solid oxide fuel cells can achieve even higher efficiencies due to faster kinetics at higher operating temperatures. Leveraging the know-how from our PAFC technology, we are developing a 300-kilowatt SOFC product in collaboration with a strategic partner. Our SOFC product is being designed to have higher electrical efficiency compared to our current PAFC products, and greater reliability and cost efficiency compared to other SOFC products currently in the market. Additionally, by using nearly identical reversible solid oxide stack design for our solid oxide fuel cell and electrolyzer, we are seeking to drive efficiencies and manufacture at scale. Our SOFC product will augment our product portfolio for the stationary fuel cell market, particularly for mission-critical applications that require round-the-clock uninterrupted supply of electricity such as data centers and ocean vessels.
Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Powerpacks
For land transportation applications, we are developing a 100-kilowatt power pack, which is a fuel cell based on polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) technology. These power packs are designed for large vehicles such as passenger buses, heavy- and medium-duty trucks and other industrial vehicles that use diesel engines, which, according to recent estimates, are responsible for 35% of global greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector in 2020.
We are currently developing PEM power packs for use in buses, heavy- and medium-duty trucks and other specialty industrial and commercial vehicles. We intend to design our PEM power packs to be compatible with our Tri-Gen System (which can serve as hydrogen-charging stations) and PEM electrolyzers, with the vision of offering an end-to-end solution for the commercial and industrial transportation sector.
Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Propulsion System
Building on our SOFC expertise for stationary applications, we are engineering a SOFC propulsion system for maritime use. The SOFC propulsion system is expected to be a viable solution for long-haul maritime vessels that will face new emissions requirements pursuant to the next phases of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) issued by International Maritime Organization, a special agency of the United Nations responsible for the safety, security and sustainability of international maritime matters.
While certain improvements to the current LNG engines may provide a short-term solution to satisfy the next phase of requirements beginning in 2025, the industry will need a new technology to meet the demands of the subsequent phase, scheduled to come into effect in 2030. Given that the average life of a long-haul maritime ship is approximately 10 years, major global shipbuilding and maritime transport companies are actively seeking LNG engine alternatives that will secure longer-term efficiency for compliance with upcoming regulations.
Our SOFC propulsion system is being designed to be more efficient, durable and cost-effective than alternatives currently available in the market. In addition, our key focus is on ensuring a greater life expectancy for our propulsion units to align with the useful life of the ship it will power, given that the average life of a long-haul maritime ship is approximately 10 years.