Vancouver, B.C., February 16, 2022 – Vancouver, British Columbia – First Hydrogen Corp. (“FIRST HYDROGEN” or the “Company”) (TSXV: FHYD) (OTC: FHYDF) (FSE: FIT) is pleased to announce its’ subsidiary First Hydrogen Limited has entered into a Research and Collaboration Agreement for an initial 5-year period with the University of Cambridge (the “University”) in the United Kingdom. The collaboration with the University of Cambridge has as its centrepiece, the joint development of hydrogen related technologies to unlock the hydrogen economy with particular focus on the automotive industry, hydrogen production and fuel distribution industries.
The University of Cambridge team will be led by Professor Seamus Higson of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, a world leading institution in energy transition and the department that first developed the hydrogen fuel cell, which was subsequently used in the Apollo moon missions. The initial project which First Hydrogen will be developing with the University is an AI software learning tool to harvest user and supplier information related to hydrogen usage to better inform hydrogen business cases and help direct the significant investments into hydrogen mobility and related infrastructure. This dynamic tool is expected to be a source of additional revenues for First Hydrogen and to give the Company a unique data advantage to help it develop its own technology and infrastructure in the hydrogen sector. Professor Higson said: “I am delighted to have reached an agreement to work with First Hydrogen in a field where we see huge growth and a conversion of the automotive industry to full scale adoption of hydrogen as a primary fuel source. This collaboration between my university and First Hydrogen also contributes to the United Kingdom leading the way to decarbonisation and reaching our ambitious net zero targets.”
Nicholas Wrigley, Chairman of First Hydrogen UK said: “We are very pleased to announce this industrial and commercial partnership with Professor Higson and such a prestigious and world-renowned university as the University of Cambridge. The engineering teams within the University are leading the way to decarbonising our futures and their World class researchers will help First Hydrogen become a leading player in the hydrogen automotive and technology businesses.”
Professor Clemens Kaminski, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, says: “This partnership exemplifies the opportunities that can arise when academia combines with commercial entities. The hydrogen economy is rapidly evolving, and this project offers an excellent opportunity to solve industrial problems and reduce impact on the environment. I am absolutely delighted that this venture is going ahead.”
FIRST HYDROGEN CORP.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Balraj Mann, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas Wrigley, Chairman First Hydrogen Automotive
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