Spotlight on…Protium Technologies

Protium Technologies’ Journey started with an aerospace engineer – Muthana Shirzad (CEO and founder) who strives to develop efficient and sustainable bio-solutions that can generate hydrogen onboard an aircraft. To investigate this decade old idea, he embarked on a self-funded PhD in January 2020 at the Cranfield University Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering School of Aerospace, under the supervision of Dr. Ioannis Roumeliotis and Prof. Vassilios Pachidis.

By February 2021, he had designed a novel enzymatic bio-hydrogen production pathway from a lightweight organic waste substrate that can potentially generate high yields of bio-hydrogen achieving a gravimetric ratio of >15% at normal ambient conditions, consequently developing the world’s first (Net Zero emission) bio-hydrogen powertrain concept for aviation and the hard to decarbonise transportation segment. A patent was later filed to that effect.

In July of 2021, Protium Technologies was established in the UK and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as an R&D start-up company focusing on sustainability and the meaningful use of hydrogen.

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