We Are Hydrogen Specialists!

H2H Energy Pty. Ltd. is an Australian owned company that provides complete hydrogen system solutions. Our Managing Director, Cranston Polson, began in the hydrogen industry in 2007 and incorporated H2H in 2009. Using our vast depth of practical real world experience, we provide complete turnkey solutions to all your hydrogen needs. Using a strict Systems Engineering process for all of our projects, we work extremely closely with our customers and partners to provide complete and customised hydrogen system solutions, that meet requirements, are delivered on time and within budget. We are completely dedicated to a responsive, transparent and totally trustworthy culture.

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H2H is a Proud Supporting Partner of Hyundai Motor Company Australia's FCEV Project

What We Do

Hydrogen Training

Fire Department Training


  • Completed formal Hydrogen First Responder Training offered by the California Fuel Cell Partnership and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Have provided training for 8 crews from the U.S. Federal Fire Department on two 700 bar hydrogen refuelling stations
  • Have the required experience and expertise to train Australia's Fire and Rescue crews on hydrogen safety and first response (presently contracted through a large automotive manufacturer to conduct preliminary training for specific N.S.W. crews)

Technical Training


  • Are certified to train on specific manufacturer hydrogen generators (Electrolysers)
  • Have trained a vast number of hydrogen system end users on system use and general hydrogen safety
  • Have trained a vast number of junior engineers and technicians on hydrogen system safety, operation & maintenance
  • Offer a detailed hydrogen training course which includes in depth hydrogen awareness training along with in depth technical details required for the safe design, build, operation and maintenance of hydrogen systems

Hydrogen Refuelling Stations

We have a large amount of hands on experience with Hydrogen Refuelling Stations.

Please see here for more detailed relevant experience on specific plants.

  • Feasibility studies
  • Locating analysis
  • Requirements analysis/documentation
  • Design, build, commission/test, operation and maintenance
  • Plant efficiency data gathering, studies/reports and improvements
  • Safety and fire code compliance
  • Fire alarm system design, build and commissioning
  • Hazardous operability/Identification of safety vulnerability studies
  • Project safety management plans
  • Emergency response plans
  • Plant standard operating procedures
  • Operator/maintenance/user training
  • Bulk hydrogen transport
  • Purity sample collection and testing
  • Decommissioning

Hydrogen Refuelling Station Timeline

  • 462 bar First Fill October 2007

  • First Bulk Hydrogen Transport November 2007

  • Station Construction October 2012

  • Station Commissioning July 2013

  • 350 bar First Fill October 2013

  • 700 bar First Fill January 2014

  • Station Construction March 2014

  • First Bulk Hydrogen Transport August 2014

  • Station Commissioning August 2014

  • 350 & 700 bar First Fill September 2014

  • 350 bar First Fill December 2014

Other Hydrogen Projects/Experience:

Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Powered Vehicles

We were directly involved with fleet management and maintenance of 10 hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles (3.5 years). We are passionate about hydrogen powered vehicles of all types and plan to go racing them soon!

Hydrogen PEM FC Powered Forklifts

We have been directly responsible for writing a commercialisation plan for Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell (FC) Powered Forklifts. We have also completed maintenance on two different manufacturers hydrogen PEM FC powered forklifts. We have been directly involved with "first fills" of these forklifts.

Hydrogen PEM FC Light Cart

We were directly involved with the design, build and commissioning of the world's first Hydrogen PEM FC Powered light cart for the U.S. Air Force. This system included a 12 kw PEM FC and PLC automation control system.

Hydrogen PEM FC System Development

We have been responsible for development of a 1.5 kw PEM Fuel Cell System (including balance of plant and storage system) for use in an unmanned air vehicle.

Renewables to Hydrogen

We produced a large Government report analysing hydrogen distribution options for a Pacific Island, using otherwise curtailed renewable energy (1 GW renewable installation). We have also studied PEM FC (on board vehicle) integration to microgrids.

Hydrogen Storage System Development

We have been directly responsible for developing both high pressure and metal hydride hydrogen storage systems.



Get to Know Us Up Front

Cranston Polson

Founder and Managing Director

Cranston grew up in a mechanical/electrical 'hands on' environment. He has been involved in Research & Development and Commercialisation projects in South Africa, U.K., Mongolia, Canada, USA, and Australia. He has been exclusively involved with hydrogen projects since 2007.

Cranston has wide-ranging experience with electrolysers, hydrogen storage, fuel cells and hydrogen vehicle fleet management/maintenance. He also has extensive experience with hydrogen refuelling station design, build, commissioning, and operation and maintenance.

Cranston has a Mechanical Engineering degree, and Masters of Engineering Science from the University of Tasmania.

Brian Cox

Partner and Senior Engineer

Brian is an electrical and control systems engineer with over 20 years' experience working across a number of industries, but exclusively in the renewable energy field since 2006.  He has worked on utility scale solar and wind projects, the commercialisation of concentrated solar PV technology, and hybrid off-grid power systems involving the integration of solar, wind, battery energy storage, and hydrogen systems.  Brian has been working on hydrogen projects in Australia since 2015.

Brian has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Tasmania, and a Masters in Materials Science from Heriot Watt University.

Dr. Guenter Randolf

Senior Engineer

Guenter has a long history working on technology for renewable energy and environmentally friendly vehicles.  In 1993 he added sensors and simulators to his car to prove the idea of ultracapacitors for hybrid vehicles. This work was later continued under the Hawaii Electric Vehicle Demonstration Project (HEVDP) funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). He has developed systems for dynamic Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) testing and rest-bus simulation, Hardware in the Loop (HiL) and high speed PEMFC stack test stations, multichannel spectrometers for diagnosis of large PEMFC stacks and batteries along with measurement and automation for hydrogen refuelling stations.  As a consultant and National Instruments Alliance Partner, he develops software and circuit boards and has contracted to organisations such as European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), Magna and Gemini Telescope.

Guenter has a Masters Degree in Physics, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Vienna.

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Dr. Scott Wordley

Dr. Scott Wordley is a Design Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Monash University in Melbourne. His formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering, a Masters in aero-acoustics and engine simulation, and a PhD in vehicle aerodynamics. For the past 18 years Scott has provided research, design, testing and analysis services to a wide range of companies and institutions within the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, construction, health and safety and high performance sports sectors. He has a passion for computer aided design and analysis which is the focus of his teaching, and a strong interest in the emerging fields of additive manufacturing and advanced composites. He supervises the Monash Motorsports Formula SAE / Formula Student team which designs, builds and races a small open wheeled racecar ever year. This team has won the Australasian competition for the past six years running and were recently ranked number one in the world (from a total of more than 500 competing universities). Scott has also served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Automotive Engineers Australia (SAE-A) and is keen to help advance the use of hydrogen in Australia and globally. 

Mr. Christian Lohberger

Mr. Christian Lohberger has over 15 years experience working in the energy supply business. His qualifications include a Masters Degree in Engineering from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Melbourne. Currently the Projects Manager in a family run engineering business, he has a background in the oil and gas industry where for some years he ran safety and construction teams in an oil refinery. His roles there included overseeing the firefighting and chemical spill teams and he managed the safe handling of volatile substances both within the refinery and in transit to other locations. Currently he specialises in backup power and water supply where he designs and installs power generation systems for commercial, industrial and marine applications. He has an ongoing relationship with the U.S.A. Navy and acts as a freelance contractor for them in locations around the south pacific where their Construction Battalions (SeaBee) are deployed for humanitarian projects. He is also a company director and Chief Technology Officer (C.T.O.) of a Solar power startup that provides off grid solutions for remote area applications. He has experience in many types of renewable energy including a solid background in hydrogen engineering and electrochemistry. 


Mr. James Polson

Mr. James Polson is a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business. He was the recipient of the 2011 Ivey Alumni Association Emerging Leaders award for Entrepreneurship. He also studied Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at both the University of Tasmania and Deakin University in Australia. Mr. Polson currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a Hong Kong based Construction and Mining Services based company. He was previously co-founder of Australasian Independent Diamond Drilling (AIDD) Group, which went on to become a leading international mining service group in the North East and Central Asian region. In Mr. Polson's time as the CEO of the AIDD Group, he attracted $USD19 million of reputable equity investors and managed operating subsidiaries in Kazakhstan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is an outspoken advocate for sustainable development.


Mr. Adrian Rowley

Mr. Adrian Rowley has extensive experience in financial markets and financial advisory roles. He has spent the past decade as Chief Investment Officer for two Melbourne Advisory firms, managing circa $600 million of funds across all asset classes and in each case chairing an Investment Committee responsible for Tactical Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction. Adrian’s role has more recently transitioned into the head of Corporate Advisory where he provides corporations with advice on capital raisings, acquisitions, placements, entitlement offers and Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listings. Adrian has successfully raised capital both domestically and internationally on behalf of clients and recently oversaw the first pure dairy farming business listing on the ASX – Australian Dairy Farmers Group (AHF).


Mr. James Stewart

H2H are supported by the legal services of Mr. James Stewart, who is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, and has an award winning Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) and Equity Capital Market (ECM) practice. James is regularly ranked as one of the leading M&A and Corporate advisers in Australia and is recognised by his peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers (2010 to 2014) in M&A and Corporate. He was recently named Melbourne Best Lawyers Corporate Lawyer of the Year 2013 after recently relocating from Perth (and before that Sydney). James has led multiple billion dollar deals and is noted for his accurate advice, impressive turnaround and accessibility to clients and experience in working on energy, infrastructure and resources sector investment transactions.


Mr. David Palmer

H2H are supported by the accounting services of Mr. David Palmer, who is a director at BDO (TAS) Pty Ltd in Australia. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and is a registered company auditor. His areas of expertise include but are not limited to internal and external audit, tax and business advisory services.


Mr. Lucas Frederick

Mr. Lucas Frederick is seasoned world traveller who possesses an extremely well developed global understanding of marketing and consumer behaviours. He has over 9 years experience in publishing, product development, marketing and strategy in the legal publishing industry (both academic and practitioner markets). His specialties include market intelligence, sales/financial forecasting and new product development.

Code of Ethics

  • We will always function in a safe manner, maintaining that safety begins with each individual and no task is too important to jeopardize the use of safe practices
  • We will always adhere to safety codes, along with supplying clients with written guidelines for safe use of our products/systems
  • We treat everyone with respect and conduct all practices in an ethical manner
  • We maintain open and free communication with all employees, suppliers and clients
  • We operate in a no blame culture where problems are isolated, not the person or company
  • We build our business around informal processes, networks and relationships, based on trust
  • We continually strive to align our goals internally, along with that of our suppliers and clients, thus with the aim to achieve a common goal
  • We focus on the specific tasks at hand rigorously to achieve optimum results within the given constraints
  • We make quick decisions based on the situation and information at hand, without compromising safety or integrity
  • We understand that real gains come at the boundaries thus always strive to innovate whilst being realistic about what can be achieved


We have worked with:

Three hydrogen refuelling station manufacturers:

  1. Build and commission of 350 and 700 bar hydrogen refuelling station and planning for second 350 bar station (including remote refuelling sites). Bulk hydrogen transport.
  2. Installation, commissioning, operation & maintenance of 350 and 700 bar hydrogen refuelling station. Assistance with commissioning of small refueller.
  3. Hydrogen purification and compression plant commissioning and operation. Bulk hydrogen transport.

Three large automotive manufacturers:

  1. All aspects of Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FC) Vehicle Fleet Management - 16 x FC Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) - 4 years, Hawaii, U.S.A.
  2. Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicle testing - 1 passenger sedan - 1.5 years, Vancouver, Canada.
  3. Refueller commissioning and facility safety/technical review - recent, N.S.W., Australia.

One after market hydrogen vehicle retrofitting company:

  1. Support for hydrogen internal combustion engine retrofitted SUVs - fleet management and maintenance for 3.5 years.

One hydrogen generator (electrolyser manufacturing) company:

  1. Installation, commissioning, operation & maintenance of 2 x PEM Electrolysers (1 x 65 kg/day and 1 x 12 kg/day).

Four hydrogen PEM FC companies:

  1. Unmanned Air Vehicle PEM FC stack (1.5 kw) , balance of plant (BoP) and storage system development.
  2. Partner for "Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)" Phase 1 feasibility of metal hydride hydrogen powered forklifts.
  3. Integration of 12 kw PEM FC system into metal hydride powered light cart.
  4. Proposal partner for backup power installation & stack supplier to other PEM FC system partner.

Two hydrogen storage cylinder manufacturers:

  1. Cylinder development, purchase and proposal partner.
  2. Cylinder and valve purchase.

Two hydrogen compressor manufacturers:

  1. Operation and maintenance of 2 x 350 bar compressors and proposal partners.
  2. Operation and maintenance of 1 x 350 bar and 2 x 700 bar compressors.

Two hydrogen purity testing companies:

  1. Hydrogen sampling and testing.
  2. Hydrogen testing.

Three "boutique" engineering services companies involved with hydrogen:

  1. Various technical hydrogen plant upgrade projects.
  2. Extensive ongoing partnership - systems engineering.
  3. Hydrogen research facility laboratory modifications.

We have also worked with the following organisation on various hydrogen related projects:

  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
  • Hawaii Centre for Advanced Transportation Technologies
  • California Fuel Cell Partnership
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratory
  • Savannah River National Laboratory
  • National Research Council of Canada


We are always interested in talking with talented people, especially those with practical experience who are passionate about advanced clean energy and would like to become involved in the hydrogen industry.

Although we've been assembling the potential team for many years (engineering, business, finance personnel etc.), we predict the next five years and beyond to be extremely busy. Consequently, we're going to require all of the appropriate help we can obtain.

Please send your resume to recruitment [at] h2henergy [dot] com [dot] au.


Telephone : ​+61 (0) 280 069 275

Email : info [at] h2henergy [dot] com [dot] au

ABN: 42 139 490 065

H2H Energy Pty. Ltd.         
C/O Hyundai Motor Company Australia Head Office
Cnr. 394 Lane Cove Road & Hyundai Drive
Macquarie Park, N.S.W., Australia, 2113