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Episode 10

Paul Barrett

Episode 10

Paul Barrett

Hysata is using technology developed by the University of Wollongong and led by Dr Gerry Swiegers, to bring to market the world’s most efficient electrolyser. This involves using electricity to create a chemical reaction that splits water into hydrogen and oxygen gas.


Dr Paul Barrett, Hysata CEO has a PhD in chemical engineering, has spent his career working on the development of various technologies, and in the last decade has turned his interest to work on and invest in decarbonising technology that advances the world beyond fossil fuel use.


In 2022, Hysata attracted more than $40 million in investment, including the world’s largest wind company, Vestas, and Australia’s Former Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel to their Global Advisory Board.

We've got to electrify everything, and we've got to enhance our energy efficiency. But even when you do that, you leave behind about 20% of the world's emissions in the so called hard to abate sectors, industries like steel, chemical manufacture, heavy transport, and industrial heat, and under those market segments green hydrogen is an ideal energy carrier. Paul Barrett, Hysata.

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Your Next Salty Steps

Draw some inspiration from our actionable takeaways.

  1. Hysata is on a mission to deliver the world’s most efficient, simple, and reliable electrolyser, and they are seeking smart, driven people who want to make a difference in tackling climate change. Reach out if this sounds like you!
  2. Learn more: Hydrogen has the potential to decarbonise the hardest-to-abate sectors such as steelmaking, chemical production, and heavy transport, talk to Hysata now to start making your plan.

Resources & Links

We’ve gathered together some useful resources and links related to Episode 10.

Hysata, Website

Hysata, LinkedIn

Paul Barrett, LinkedIn

Breakthrough opens door to low-cost green hydrogen, University of Wollongong (UOW)

UOW developed hydrogen technology commercialised, UOW

5 Minutes With… Hysata CEO Paul Barrett, Energy Source and Distribution

Tom Campey, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), Hysata explains how the Hysata electrolyser works, why it’s a game-changer for hard-to-abate sectors, and the clear path Hysata is on to gigawatt-scale manufacturing on ‘A Positive Climate’ podcast.

Australian researchers claim ‘giant leap’ in technology to produce affordable renewable hydrogen, The Guardian.


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