In March 2020, Supercritical's Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Gaël Gobaille-Shaw, presented to the TechX panel at the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) in Aberdeen. Demonstrating Supercritical's potential to dramatically improve the economical viability of green hydrogen, Supercritical won an invitation to be one of 12 Pioneers in this year's TechX accelerator.
Supercritical is developing a technology capable of increasing the electrical efficiency of water electrolysis. This will enable to the production of the lowest cost of hydrogen, with zero emissions.
Today, 17th August 2020, the 16-week programme begins, along with the release of £100,000 of non-dilutive funding. With a revised strategy and a strong focus on facilitating the Energy Transition, more than 50% of the Pioneers are clean tech related. This year's programme is being run entirely remotely, due to the pandemic, meaning that it will be home based and heavy on the video-conferencing.
Supercritical will be introduced to major players in the Oil and Gas industry looking for groundbreaking novel technologies and those wanting to decarbonise their futures. Support, mentorship and training will be provided, in addition to the funding, to help bring this technology to market faster.
There is a great track record of previous Pioneers continuing to work with the OGTC beyond TechX, servicing the industry with follow-on projects to solve key challenges; it is hoped there may be scope for further collaboration between the OGTC and Supercritical in 2021 and beyond!
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Supercritical Solutions Ltd
A clean technology company focussing on the development of green gas production. Supercritical's principal focus is on the development of the world's most efficient electrolyser. This will enable the production of the lowest cost of hydrogen, but with zero emissions.
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