Brisbane’s Endua gets $1 million funding boost

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Brisbane-based Endua, a pioneer of new hydrogen generation and storage technologies, is among 22 businesses that will share more than $12.2 million in grants to commercialise their ideas, PV Magazine reports.

Endua’s $998,269 grant will help the company commercialise its hydrogen-powered energy storage solution designed to deliver sustainable, reliable and affordable power for the off-grid market. It plans to manufacture clean power generation and storage in a modular power bank that can drive power loads of up to 150kW in a single pack.

The company will use CSIRO electrolysis technology to produce hydrogen in its device, which will store and deliver renewable energy. Batteries serve as backup, but Endua’s goal is to deliver clean energy that can be stored in large amounts, enabling off-grid infrastructure.

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Endua CEO Paul Sernia said the hydrogen-based technology will make it possible for regional communities, towns and industries to become independent from the electricity grid, using only renewables.

“Hydrogen electrolysis technology has been around for quite some time but it still has a long way to go to meet the expectations of commercial markets and be cost-effective when compared to existing energy sources,” Sernia said.

“The technology we’ve developed with CSIRO enables us to make the cost more affordable compared to fossil fuel sources, more reliable and easily maintained in remote communities.”

Endua will initially focus on the off-grid diesel generator market, which accounts for $1.5 billion of diesel and 200,000 tons of carbon emissions per annum.

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