Using its own 200kW containerized electrolyzer system, H2U successfully completed an in-house demonstration of its iridium-free electrolyzer. This milestone allowed them to gather additional data points, further reinforcing the durability and performance of their novel non-iridium catalysts on a commercial scale.
Building on this achievement,H2U has plans to develop and construct its first external proof-of-concept units, which are scheduled for shipment by the end of 2023.
"Currently, all commercially available PEM electrolyzers rely on iridium catalysts, which poses scarcity and supply-chain threats to the growing electrolyzer industry,"
Cortellucci highlighted a finding from The International Energy Agency's Global Hydrogen Review. According to the report, in a net zero emissions scenario where proton exchange membranes (PEMs) supply all electrolyzer production in 2030, the demand for iridium would experience a staggering 9-fold increase, reaching 63 Kt. In light of this projection, H2U has embarked on a mission to address the pressing issues of production costs and supply chain limitations, ultimately paving the way for greater accessibility and cost-effectiveness of green hydrogen.
"We remind readers that JEV has invested a total of US$1.5M into H2U preferred shares, equating to 6.5% pro-forma ownership, and holds a board seat. H2U’s technology is based on ten years of research and development and US$122M in funding from the U.S.," Cortellucci said.
Structure and Predictions
In his research, Cortellucci said, "We continue to value JEV’s minority investments at cost due to their low visibility; however, given today’s release and the plan to ship proof-of-concept units by yearend, we foresee an opportunity to increase our valuation of H2U." He also shared current rating and target price information as well as current market data on the company.
Target Price: CA$0.40
Return to Target: 54%
The company carries an enterprise value of US$50 million and a debt of US$3.3 million.
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