It was 2003 when Craig Knight, George Gu and Gary Robb set out on a mission to build the world’s first profitable fuel cell company. Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies was established in Singapore that year, and has a founding story fuelled with curiosity, ambition and willingness to move forward in one of the most difficult technology spaces.
Technology-agnostic and commercially focused, Horizon’s ambition was to achieve sustainable decarbonisation targets without relying on government subsidies, billions of dollars of private capital, and to create a profitable fuel cell company, in an industry that had not seen a profit in 30 years, and was still quite far from breaking through at the time.
One of Horizon’s main success factors was to start commercialisation with small and simple products that could function on tiny amounts of hydrogen to reduce logistics barriers, while preparing for larger and more complex products. During the past 18 years of Horizon’s journey, the company has successfully scaled up its fuel cell stack capability alongside innovations in stack materials and hydrogen storage, all the way through to heavy vehicle integration expertise.
Now the team behind Horizon are applying their fuel cell IP in the mobility sector through Hyzon Motors, with the aim of producing the world’s most powerful yet cleanest heavy vehicles. Hyzon Motors was established in 2020 as a spin off from Horizon and is a global supplier of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks, buses and coaches.
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