Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and power systems products, has been chosen as a top ten organisation offering the most promising military-related technologies.

The Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI) gave the award, in partnership with Arsenal Venture Partners and TechConnect.

The company’s ‘Power to Gas’ energy storage solution earned this recognition from a field of over 250 global applicants across the full energy spectrum.

This recognition earns Hydrogenics the opportunity to attend the Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit (APCES) in Honolulu in August to pitch its ‘Power to Gas’ solution to the US Department of Defense partners, as well as energy industry professionals, investors, utilities, and corporate strategic groups.

APCES is a forum that brings together industry and government energy leaders to exchange ideas, showcase technology companies, and build partnerships to solve critical energy problems.

“The electrolysis of water into hydrogen using excess energy from wind and solar sources is the optimal pathway to increase the renewable content in our energy system mix, which is becoming an increasing priority for energy security all over the world, including the United States.” said Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics. “This recognition to present the potential of Power to Gas technology at the upcoming APCES event is an exciting validation for our technology.”

Power to Gas has considerable benefits for electrical grid systems with increasing renewable energy content. The introduction of renewable solar or wind energy in a power system results in fluctuations that destabilise the grid. Generation and storage of hydrogen from water electrolysis technology, powered by excess renewable energy, is capable of balancing these fluctuations and allowing energy to be stored for long periods of time.