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Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers

Our hydrogen storage solution is commercialization ready for forklift applications following completion of a US DOE Phase 2 SBIR project.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2003
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

The mission of Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC) is to provide safe, low cost hydrogen storage technologies that will allow for the entry of proton exchange membrane fuel cells to near-term markets such as low speed industrial vehicles, stationary/backup power, and personal electronic applications. Our technologies will advance the renewable energy effort by bringing fuel cell powered products to the market place in the immediate future.


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    Craig Jensen
    Chief Scientist, HHC Founder & President

    Dr. Jensen’s work on novel hydride materials is world renowned. To date, he has authored over 120 publications on advanced hydrogen storage materials. He has been the principal investigator for projects totaling over $8M for the development of hydrogen storage systems. He has received several awards for his work with hydrogen storage materials, such as the DOE Hydrogen program’s 1999 Research Success Story and the DOE EERE R&D award in 2004.

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    Daniel Brayton
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Brayton received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Univ. of California at Irvine in 2006. Since then, he has conducted research on the development of hydrogen storage materials. He has been the Chief Chemist on a project with General Motors for the development of a prototype based on liquid organic hydrogen carriers. He is well versed with the engineering considerations and project management skills that are required to produce a prototype.

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    Adrian Navarez
    Mechanical Engineer

    Mr. Narvaez received his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Univ. of California at Irvine in 2009. Before joining HHC, he worked at the Advanced Power and Energy Program studying the impacts of alternative liquid fuels on advanced gas turbine materials for marine applications. Adrian joined HHC as the primary engineer for the metal hydride-based forklift project. He has sourced low cost components and optimized the reservoir system.

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    Jennifer Cardinal
    Business Development Consultant

    Mrs. Cardinal graduated with a M.S in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2007. Since graduation she has worked as a chemist for Tetra Tech, Inc., Delcath Systems, Inc., and INVISTA. Jennifer has served as a Business Development Consultant and Technical Writer for several HHC projects in the past. She has experience in technical writing, product commercialization, quality systems, and laboratory management.


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    Gerald Sumida
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    Dong Jin Lee, CPA