Stargate and TalTech join forces to make green hydrogen production affordable

  • A novel technical solution to produce climate-friendly green hydrogen will soon be developed in Estonia
  • Today, Stargate Hydrogen and Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) signed a cooperation agreement for the joint development of a next-generation electrolyser
  • The new device allows the production of climate friendly hydrogen more efficiently and at lower cost

In TalTech Department of Materials and Environmental Technology, three Stargate Hydrogen scientists have already started the first stage of the project - a nanoceramic material synthesis - that will be the core of the electrolyser.

“In cooperation with TalTech, we can do top-level research and development,” Rainer Küngas, CTO at Stargate Hydrogen said. “Our aim is to bring the novel technology into mass production as soon as possible. We are excited to see the next results of our R&D, and we see several opportunities for extending the cooperation with the university in future. Reducing hydrogen production costs is one of the most important measured in order to get rid of the dependency on natural gas, which largely comes from Russia, and thus achieve energy security.”

The electrolysers being developed do not need precious metals to produce hydrogen, and they are highly efficient as they produce green hydrogen at lower costs than existing solutions. While the first stage of the project is focusing on the development of materials and equipment, the second stage would be the automation of manufacturing of electrolysers, and the development of machine learning solutions.

“Stargate Hydrogen is a quickly developing, ambitious hydrogen technology developer. TalTech is honoured to have been selected as a cooperation partner by Stargate Hydrogen,” Sven Illing, Vice-Rector for Entrepreneurship at TalTech commented. “We see a big future for hydrogen technology, and we want to be pioneers here.”