HyGear Technology and Services BV

(HYG) HyGear Technology & Services B.V. (http://www.hygear.nl) is a SME based in Arnhem, The Netherlands, with focus on development and manufacturing of small scale gas processing plants and purification systems, such as fuel processors for fuel cells and on-site hydrogen generators (Hy.GENTM) for fuelling stations. HyGear’s core competence is small scale gas processing and purification of hydrogen and has flexible engineering skills, prototyping and testing capabilities. HyGear’s mission is to move hydrogen related technologies closer to market entry. With natural gas based Hy.GENTM-systems, HyGear proved to be successful; several new technologies are under development. The process used in the on-site hydrogen generators is the same as in large-scale plants – steam methane reforming in combination with pressure swing adsorption. The advantage of the products is saving of compression energy (electrical) and transportation energy compared to trucked-in hydrogen from large plants. The cost and energy savings are up to 70% compared to traditional hydrogen supply. HyGear has also been active in metal hydride storage for stationary hydrogen supply and fuel cell systems.

HyGear Technology & Services is part of the HyGear group including daughter companies HyGear B.V. (HYG) and HyGear Fuel Cell Systems B.V. (HFCS). In the project, HYG and HFCS will participate as third parties to HT&S contributing with process and technology experts. HyGear is full member of the following industry grouping:

  • European Industry Grouping for a Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Technology Initiative (NEW IG)
  • Bio-based Industries Consortium (BBI-JTI)
  • Sustainable Process Industries through Resource and Energy efficiency (SPIRE)