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Development of a self-contained all-in-one calibrated hydrogen and oxygen supplementation solution

Project description and overview:

Hydrogen Technologies (HT) has developed and tested prototype technology to introduce molecular hydrogen and supplementary oxygen to high density ship seawater holding tanks and land-based salt and freshwater holding tanks and ponds, for coral trout and other white meat finfish.

The benefit of the technology is a significant reduction in mortality and an actual improvement in fish health thereby improving yield and grade price/kg of fish sold to market. HT also anticipates a marked effect towards the eradication of White Spot in prawns.

HT will develop a commercially ready hydrogenated water infusion machine to prolong the lifespan, health and commercial value of wild caught and commercially farmed finfish, focusing initially on coral trout and barramundi.

The complete system provides a single self-contained all-in-one calibrated hydrogen and oxygen supplementation solution. Hydrogen supplementation has been scientifically demonstrated to down-regulate pro-inflammatory genes, and up-regulate anti-inflammatory genes in fish, improving fish health and resistance to bacterial infection which is commonplace in high density holding tanks or fish farms.

HT’s nano-bubble system for supplementing water is a superior technology compared to standard pressure-injection systems that saturate water with gases. The electro-chemical properties of gas bubbles at the micro- and nano-scale have been shown in various studies to have a positive effect on a wide range of organisms, when compared to larger gas bubble sizes.

This project will result in the manufacture of a value added and innovative product, which will enhance the competitiveness of the local food industry.

EXPECTED IMPACT

  • Increased spending on R&D
  • Larger patent portfolio
  • Better qualified employees
  • Higher product value density (by weight)
  • Greater share of services in total revenue
  • Higher trade intensity
  • Larger geographical reach

EXPECTED GROWTH

  • Hydrogen Technologies Holdings forecast $15M in revenue over 5 years

EXPECTED JOBS

  • This project is projected to upskill and create an additional 10 jobs during the project and one year after project completion
Contributions:

Government Funds: $372,599 | Industry: $372,599 | In-Kind: $42,000

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