Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups in the automotive industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share some of our insights with you. So, let’s take a look at promising hydrogen solutions.
Heat Map: 5 Out Of 300 Hydrogen Startups
For our 5 picks of hydrogen startups in automotive, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 300 highly relevant solutions in the automotive industry. Depending on your specific needs, your top 5 picks might look entirely different.
Standard Hydrogen Corp. – Fueling Stations
Hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles offer a cleaner, pollution-free, and environmentally friendly riding experience compared to fossil fuel cars. US-based Standard Hydrogen Corp. aims even further. The company creates a sustainable hydrogen infrastructure, where hydrogen is produced on-site, using clean energy resources.
Hydrogen in Motion – Storage
Next to hydrogen generation and delivery, Canadian startup Hydrogen in Motion offers a hydrogen storage solution for emission-free (zero-emission) electric vehicles. Since their patented nanomaterial technology is conformable into various shapes, the storage containers can meet multiple application requirements.
Mebius – Fuel Cell
One of the different types of fuel cells is the Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell. It’s used mainly for transport applications. Mebius, a Slovenian company, develops components and modules for those cells, more specifically gas-diffusion electrodes, PEMs, and membrane-electrode assemblies. Their Proton Exchange Membranes as a core of hydrogen fuel cells lead to better energy density and cost-efficiency compared to commonly used production methods.
Hydra – Hydrogen-as-a-Service (HaaS)
As truck fleets are one of the main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, they are often targeted by companies seeking a sustainable and carbon-free transport option. Canada-based Hydra offers a “dual-fuel” solution for commercial truck fleets. A plug-and-play Hydrogen Injection System (HIS) modifies the traditional diesel engine. Thus, vehicles run both on diesel and hydrogen as a shift to clean-fuel flexibility.
CleverShuttle – Carpooling
The fact that the car-sharing economy is shaping the automotive industry points to a tendency that easy access is becoming more attractive than owning a car. CleverShuttle, a Berlin-based startup, reduces traffic via carpooling and also uses electric and hydrogen fuel vehicles to create an eco-friendly, low emission transportation system.
What About The Other 295 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 hydrogen startups showcased above are promising examples out of 300 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.