Clean Hydrogen: From Energy Source to End Use
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Renewable Power Sources

Clean hydrogen starts with electrical power from emission-free renewable sources such as solar, wind and geothermal.

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Large Scale Hydrogen Production Plant

Hydrogen Optimized’s RuggedCell™ high-power water electrolyzers efficiently convert renewable electricity into clean hydrogen at scale.

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Industrial Applications

Clean hydrogen produced by RuggedCell™ electrolyzers meets the large-scale needs of major industrial, energy and fleet mobility applications.

Hydrogen Optimized's RuggedCell water electrolysis system.

Rugged Cell

Hydrogen Optimized’s RuggedCell™ patented high-power water electrolyzers deliver low-cost clean hydrogen at scale.

Lifetime Efficiency

RuggedCell™ water electrolyzers are designed for a 20 year plant life with minimal efficiency loss.


Dynamic Power Response

Adaptable to wide variations in electrical power inputs from intermittent renewable sources.

Low-Cost Maintenance

Electrolyzer components can be quickly and efficiently “swapped out” on-site for minimal plant down-time.

No Iridium, No PFAS

RuggedCell™ electrolyzers are free of Iridium and other Platinum-group metals, and contain no PFAS “forever chemicals”.


  • High-power architecture enables single modules up to 50 MW
  • Enables plants from tens of megawatts to gigawatt scale
  • Minimal replication of key components including substations, rectifiers and balance of plant
  • Designed for low-cost mass manufacturing
  • Uses widely available materials with reliable supply chains such as iron, nickel and copper


  • Durable and reliable components ensure maximum up-time
  • Well-suited for variable renewable power inputs
  • Dynamic power response – from 0 to 100% in seconds
  • Avoids shutdowns at low energy intensity
  • Maximizes conversion of electrical power to hydrogen
  • Sustains high gas purities over the full operating range
  • Low-cost on-site maintenance

Key Information for EPCs, EPCMs and Large Clean Hydrogen Project Developers


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Top Technology Award

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2022 & 2023 Changemaker

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