Profile of Dipl. Ing. Michael Stusch, CEO and founder of H2-Industries
Munich, September 2018 - In 2010, Michael Stusch founded his second forward-looking company, H2-Industries. With ADTECH, the graduate engineer revolutionised Internet advertising in 1998. As a leading figure and visionary, the 51-year-old is now driving forward energy storage technologies with H2-Industries.
However, the history of H2-Industries began as early as 2007 when the passionate water sportsman and captain became fed up with the high emission levels of marine diesel. He started to look for an alternative with fewer harmful emissions. "My idea was to use renewable energy for shipping, making it cleaner", says the father of five daughters.
However, effective use of wind and solar energy requires a sustainable energy storage technology. That is what will determine the success of the energy transition. And that is what motivated Stusch, who had worked for various engineering firms in the energy sector for some time prior to becoming a freelancer in the early 1990s. After intensive investigations, Stusch found what he was looking for: liquid organic hydrogen carriers (LOHC) were the most effective and safest solution. LOHC storage technology is far superior to conventional energy storage methods using batteries or hydrogen. It is cheaper, lighter and completely harmless.
Stusch teamed up with German universities to continue researching the possibilities of LOHC. Before that, the experienced entrepreneur founded H2-Industries, where he began researching and developing modular and scalable energy storage solutions.
In 2016, the first LOHC energy storage system was built. Since then, Stusch has focused on developing cost-effective and reliable LOHC energy storage solutions for a wide variety of applications. In doing so, H2-Industries relies on partnerships with two of the world’s leading research institutions: the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock and the University of Hamburg.
"At H2-Industries, we have continued to develop the established LOHC storage technology intelligently and are now close to the market launch of our economically and ecologically very attractive, versatile solutions for the storage of energy, the supply of heating and cooling, as well as the desalination of seawater", says the 51-year-old visionary. His goal is to use his innovations to revolutionise the energy transition.
"It is my dream to create a transparent energy ecosystem that enables and promotes the free and direct transfer of energy between people. Everyone should have the opportunity to choose renewable energy without any restrictions from sources they can trust", says Michael Stusch.
H2-Industries develops innovative, effective and environmentally friendly LOHC energy storage solutions. The company was founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Dipl.-Ing. Michael Stusch and is headquartered in Munich. Research, development and production facilities are located in northern Germany (Mecklenburg-West Pomerania).
The products from H2-Industries make it possible to produce hydrogen with any (renewable) source of electricity and to store it at ambient pressure and temperature in the oil-like liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) safely and chemically. LOHC-bound hydrogen can be easily transported and released again when needed. LOHC technology makes it possible for the first time to store large amounts (up to several terawatt hours) of electricity safely and cheaply. This allows H2-Industries to make renewable energy available everywhere, round the clock.
The aim of H2-Industries is to industrialise LOHC technology, and thus to establish hydrogen as a safe source of energy for the future.
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