Our Goals

Safe Hydrogen believes that hydrogen is a clean, dependable energy carrier that can be produced by renewable energy. Our storage technology is low cost and can enable applications that more expensive technologies cannot. Chief among them is to convert intermittent renewable generation to base load and/or dispatchable generation.

Our Origins

Safe Hydrogen was founded in 2001. Our storage technology has been developed based on slurry technology that was started at Thermo Electron (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) in the late 1990s. Through 2008, we focused on hydrogen storage for automobiles. Since 2008, we have focused on electricity storage.

Our People

Mr. Ken Brown, CEO and Managing Partner, has 36 years of experience in the energy and high tech industries including Data General, BASF and American Power Conversion Corporation. Mr. Brown has a BS in engineering from Yale and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Andrew W. McClaine, CTO and Managing Partner, was the Program Manager responsible for the original development of the metal hydride slurry technology at Thermo Power Corporation between 1998 and 2001. He received a BS in Engineering from Trinity College in Hartford and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. He has broad experience in thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid flow. He is widely published and comes with 48 years of large scale R&D project experience.

Mr. David D. G. Bowen, has 56 years of experience in high temperature processes, research, and reactor design. He has degrees from Liverpool University in Engineering and the Graduate Institute of Mechanical Engineering.