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Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc.

To commercialize our proprietary Hydrogen Fuel Enhancement Systems for transportation vehicles with internal combustion engines.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Sidney, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded October 2009
  • Employees 10
  • Website empirehydrogen.com

Company Summary

We were incorporated in 2009 in response to a growing problem in the transportation industry: the continuous rising of gas and diesel fuel price and global warming. We design, manufacture and market our “fuel enhancement” system, aimed at serving the $multi-billion global market for on-board accessories for truck transportation as well as other transportation vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Team

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    Sven Tjelta
    Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board

    With over 50 years of professional experience in management and customer service, Mr. Tjelta has been the driving force behind Empire Hydrogen since its inception. As an entrepreneur he has owned and successfully operated businesses in a variety of sectors, developed and implemented company policy, sales and marketing programs, investment strategies as well as human resources.

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    Paul Howard
    Corporate Development and Chief Technical Advisor

    A co-founder of Ballard Power Systems and General Hydrogen Corporation, Mr. Paul Howard is an internationally acclaimed hydrogen technology expert. As Vice President of Ballad, Mr. Howard provided strategic direction to Ballard with corporate responsibility for transportation systems. Paul also led teams to develop complete hydrogen solutions as Vice Chair of General Hydrogen Corporation.

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    Chris Novak
    General Manager

    Chris started his career as a hi-tech product designer, was a founding partner in an R&D business and has worked as project manager at several leading edge companies such as IBM. Chris has been GM of Empire Hydrogen since 2009, providing a wealth of business experience, team building skills, and in-depth knowledge of product design, development and manufacturing.

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    Jo (Joachim) Borck
    CTO, Technology and Field Service

    Jo has over 25 years experience in hydrogen technology, and over that time has contributed to several patents related to hydrogen. He was a Project Manager at Ballard Power Systems in Burnaby, BC, and at Powertech Labs in Surrey, BC. Jo not only has extensive experience in hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles, but also KOH style electrolyzers for on-site hydrogen production.

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    Henry Chen
    COO, Business Development

    Dr. Chen (PhD, MBA, CIM) has more than 15 years of technical leadership and business management experience in the high technology/manufacturing sector, both large corporation such as Saint-Gobain and small start-ups. Henry’s expertise in product development and marketing, and successfully managing a high growth business will be critical to Empire Hydrogen’s success. Henry also holds a Canadian Investment Manager designation.

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    Peter K. Jensen
    Legal Counsel

    Peter acquired his Bachelor of Science (Biology and Ecology) and Law degrees at McGill University (with a dual degree in common and civil law). He has assisted clients in the raising of capital in ranges up to one hundred million dollars, in Canada, the United States, Europe and Hong Kong.

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    Neil Huff
    Business Development

    Neil Huff has over 30 years experience in operational and senior management positions with companies ranging from seed stage start-ups to multi-nationals. Mr. Huff was previously CEO of Ballard Power's lithium battery division and is founder of Tekion, developing hydrogen sources to enable fuel cells to power portable electronic devices and integrated backup power systems.

Advisors

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    Peter K. Jensen, Securities Lawyer
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    KPMG
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Sven Tjelta
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    Henry Chen
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