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Hydrexia

Series B funding round

Air Liquide, Southern Cross

May 2013

 

About the Client

Based in Brisbane, Australia, Hydrexia is an early-stage company commercialising hydrogen storage technology based on its proprietary magnesium alloy. The Company’s systems have advantages over conventional, compressed hydrogen storage systems, including lower cost, higher storage densities and enhanced safety. This enables Hydrexia to address the existing industrial market for hydrogen, as well as other emerging hydrogen applications such as hydrogen refuelling for fleets and over-the-road vehicles, and energy storage, particularly linked to renewable energy generation.

 

About the Deal

GP Bullhound advised Hydrexia on a Series B funding round, raising A$9.25 million from Air Liquide lnvestissements d’Avenir et de Demonstration S.A. (ALIAD), the corporate venturing arm of Air Liquide SA, Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund, a co-investment arrangement between the Australian Government (through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund) and SBCVC, managed by Southern Cross Venture Partners, and Uniseed, the early-stage commercialisation fund, a founding investor in the Company when it was spun off from The University of Queensland in June 2006.

 

Quotes

“Hydrexia is very pleased to announce the closing of this A$9.25 million, Series B funding round and to welcome the addition of Air Liquide, Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund and SBCVC to the existing investors, including Uniseed, Conduit Ventures and GBS Ventures. The Hydrexia team has worked hard to develop its innovative technology to this stage and is looking forward to working with our partners and customers to get our products into the market”, said Jeffrey Ng, CEO.