ThalesNano Energy has won a prestigious award for its smart hydrogen generator technology, H-Genie®.

The only lab hydrogen generator capable of reaching 100 bar (1450 psi) from water without a compressor using a patented disruptive electrolyser technology, H-Genie has won a R&D Top 100 award.

When combined with other functions, such as hydrogen consumption monitoring and compatibility with all types of reactors, the H-Genie® was praised as the first real hydrogen cylinder replacement for chemistry labs that makes significant advances for both lab safety and chemistry capability.

ThalesNano Energy said it developed the technology in collaboration with the University of Szeged.

“We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious award,” the three founders, Richard Jones, CEO, Professor Csaba Janáky, Chief Scientific Advisor, and Dr. Ferenc Darvas, President, said in a joint statement.

“Only a small number of companies outside the US win the award, and we are only the second Hungarian company to win the award in its history.”

“The H-Genie is already improving lab safety and enabling chemistry in many countries worldwide and this is only the first of many innovative technologies we have planned in the next five years.”

“With our strategic partner, the University of Szeged, our technology is already being scaled-up and adapted for the conversion of waste carbon dioxide to valuable products both here on Earth and also in Space.”

“Exciting times are ahead and we hope this award will be the first of many as we continuously seek to improve lab safety, save the environment, and advance chemistry discovery.”

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market.

Widely recognised as the ‘Oscars of Invention’, the R&D 100 Awards identify and celebrate the top technology products of the year.