On today’s episode of Everything About Hydrogen, we speak with Raffi Garabedian, CEO and Co-Founder of Electric Hydrogen (EH2), a deep decarbonization company pioneering new technology for low cost, high efficiency, fossil free hydrogen systems. By using electrolyzers many times larger than the industry standard, EH2 aims to help eliminate more than 30% of global GHG emissions from difficult to electrify sectors like steel, ammonia, and freight.
Raffi was previously the CTO of First Solar, the pioneering thin-film solar company, and before joining First Solar in 2008, he was founder and CEO of Touchdown Technologies. He has a long history of innovation and entrepreneurship in "hard-tech" ranging from automotive components to telecommunications subsystems. He holds over 20 issued patents and has learned a lot over the years about strategy, business development, product, manufacturing operations, leadership, and most importantly, building great teams.
The EH2 leadership has revolutionized other clean energy sectors at Tesla and First Solar and they are backed by world-class climate tech investors like Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, Capricorn Investment Group, Energy Impact Partners, Fifth Wall Climate Tech, and S2G Ventures. The company also has partnerships with strategic investors that are leaders in their target sectors, including the Amazon Decarbonization Fund, Cosan, Equinor Ventures, Honeywell, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Rio Tinto.
We are excited to learn more from Raffi about the EH2 technology, lessons learned by scaling First Solar, and what we might expect to see next.
Company Website: www.eh2.com
EH2 Fundraising Press Release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220622005258/en/Electric-Hydrogen-Secures-198M-in-Financing-to-Decarbonize-Global-Industries-With-Fossil-Free-Hydrogen
Electric Hydrogen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/electric-h2/
Reach Raffi on LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/raffigarabedian