Aurora Hydrogen, an Edmonton, AB, Canada-based company developing emission-free, hydrogen production technology, raised $10M USD in Series A funding.
The round was led by Energy Innovation Capital with participation from Williams, Shell Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures and the George Kaiser Family Foundation. This funding adds to additional funding by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) that the team received earlier this year.
The company intends to use the funds to build and operate a 200 kg-H2/day demonstration plant for field trials in Edmonton, Canada.
Led by Andrew Gillis, CEO, Aurora Hydrogen is developing a clean hydrogen production technology that utilizes efficient microwave energy without generating any CO2 emissions or consuming water. The technology is scalable, with units that can supply a broad range of applications from distributed fueling to hydrogen injection and industrial processes.
The company’s Aurora Hydrogen’s founding team is made up of Andrew Gillis, PhD, MBA, P.Eng, Erin Bobicki, PhD, P.Eng, and Murray Thomson, PhD, P.Eng.