VISION STATEMENT

To be the leading developer and manufacturer of green hydrogen technologies. To reduce the creation of harmful emissions by participating in the growth of the hydrogen economy.

Our History

  • Clean Power Hydrogen Group Limited is established in the UK by founding members Dr. Nigel Williamson and Joe Scott, following the company being established in Ireland in 2012.
  • Successful demonstration to show proof of concept to separate hydrogen and oxygen using a simple liquid nitrogen-cooled cryogenic system.
  • Successful trials to reduce NOx emission by 50% on a diesel generator completed. The 440 kW generator was operated at 100% power and the emissions reduced from 680 ppm to 306 ppm, at 75% power with a reduction from 589 ppm to 341 ppm and at 50% power from 586 ppm to 316 ppm. 
  • Raised first round of external funding from individual investors
  • The MFE01 Technology Demonstrator built which can produce 20kW, 6kg H2 per 24 hrs
  • The company move to new premises in Marrtree Business Park, Doncaster
  • £2.5 million raised from angel investors in two funding rounds through West Hill Capital
  • Rushlight Hydrogen & Fuel Cells award winners
  • Awarded £338k Smart Grant from Innovate UK
  • CPH2 achieves ISO 9001:2015 with BSI
  • MFE30 (145kW, 60kg H2/day model) production unit designed and build commences
  • MFE220 (1MW, 450kg H2/day model) design in progress
  • First non-grant funded order for MFE30
  • CPH2 appoints Jon Duffy as new CEO
  • CPH2 enters new joint venture for hydrogen production for Northern Ireland
  • CPH2 delivers Ireland's first electrolyser
  • Build starts on the MFE220
  • CPH2 raises £3m from new private investors
  • Ireland's first electrolyser supplied by CPH2 completes 100 days of production
  • Octopus Hydrogen orders an MFE220 marking the first sale to a UK-based hydrogen production and supply company
  • Business relocates to new 29,000 sq.ft. production facility in Doncaster
  • Clean Power Hydrogen plc is admitted to the London Stock Exchange AIM
  • ATOME Energy PLC places order for 1MW MFE220 electrolyser unit for Paraguay mobility project
  • AFCryo places order for a second 1MW MFE220 electrolyser for New Zealand.

OUR TEAM

The Board of Directors

Christopher Train

Christopher Train

Independent Non-Executive Chair
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Independent Non-Executive Chair

Chris is an experienced board member and chief executive officer with a demonstrated track record of delivery working in the energy and utilities industry. Chris has previously been the CEO of Cadent Gas Limited and National Grid Gas Distribution Limited and the Chair to the NetGas Health Safety and Environment Committee and is an Executive Director of CT Energy. Chris was formerly a director of Southern Gas Networks Plc and Scotland Gas Networks plc. Chris has extensive experience of working in the energy infrastructure industry having spent nine years at National Grid in various senior positions. In addition, Chris holds an MBA from the University of Hertfordshire.

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Jon Duffy

Jon Duffy

CEO
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CEO

A driven and accomplished MD/CEO, Jon’s background includes agriculture, food, drink, and latterly consultancy work with UniBio a biotechnology company with core competencies in fermentation technologies. He has transformed the performance of numerous SME’s, multi-national and FTSE 100 companies. By the age of 31 he was the MD of a £200m turnover company and went on to implement the biggest merger in the UK agricultural sector creating Frontier, a £1.7bn company. Regarded as one of the leading experts in business turnaround and value creation with a reputation for dynamic leadership, Jon is tasked with taking CPH2 from the start-up green technology company through to full commercialisation.


A family man, Jon’s spare time is spent coaching junior rugby (as a qualified coach), keeping fit whilst raising money for charity (London marathon twice, numerous half marathons, Lands End to Nottingham bike ride) and still manages to fit in some skiing.


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Clive Brook

Clive Brook

Director
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Director

Clive's role is to spearhead the long-term strategic development and financial strength of CPH2, finding and nurturing investors and funders in our technology. A chartered accountant and former board director at 3i plc he has advised the UK government and other public sector bodies on SME development and venture capital. Clive also runs a FCA regulated corporate finance business and is a Director of the North West Fund, a £155m venture capital fund which utilises ERDF and EIB money to be invested in the North West of England.

In his spare time, Clive likes to run preferring the 10k distance.

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Natalie Fortescue

Natalie Fortescue

Independent Non-Executive Director
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Independent Non-Executive Director

A chartered accountant and experienced capital markets professional, Natalie has a background in corporate finance and investor relations. Natalie had a long investment banking career at Investec and as a corporate partner at Oriel Securities (now Stifel Europe) prior to joining Genel Energy plc as their Head of Investor Relations. Following this, Natalie spent six years at Premier Oil Plc in various corporate finance roles. Natalie was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Serinus Energy Plc in March 2021. She has spent over 20 years advising companies on corporate finance transactions, fundraising, strategy, debt refinancing and restructurings, investor relations and the impact of corporate transactions on stakeholders.

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Rick Smith

Non-Executive Director
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Non-Executive Director

An accountant by profession, Rick’s background includes textiles, packaging, and recently consulting with Private Equity Houses advising on their M&A activity across Europe and North Africa. Early in his career, he held various MD roles integrating and turning around business. As CFO of Chesapeake, a multi-national packaging company, along with the CEO, he led a significant turnaround of the business, including numerous acquisitions, commercial development, and extensive pension scheme restructuring, leading to the secondary sale to Carlyle in 2013 for £460mn, raising £290mn in the process to support the sale. Subsequently, he was EVP on the Board of Multi Packaging Solutions responsible for integrating their Asian Operations, Corporate Development, and the innovation group. The MPS board listed the business on the NYSE in 2015 following a successful merger with Chesapeake in a $1.8bn listing.

When time allows, Rick’s passion is travelling and skiing, and as a self-confessed petrolhead, classic cars and motorbikes.

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The Management Team

Jon Duffy

Jon Duffy

CEO
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CEO

A driven and accomplished MD/CEO, Jon’s background includes agriculture, food, drink, and latterly consultancy work with UniBio a biotechnology company with core competencies in fermentation technologies. He has transformed the performance of numerous SME’s, multi-national and FTSE 100 companies. By the age of 31 he was the MD of a £200m turnover company and went on to implement the biggest merger in the UK agricultural sector creating Frontier, a £1.7bn company. Regarded as one of the leading experts in business turnaround and value creation with a reputation for dynamic leadership, Jon is tasked with taking CPH2 from the start-up green technology company through to full commercialisation.


A family man, Jon’s spare time is spent coaching junior rugby (as a qualified coach), keeping fit whilst raising money for charity (London marathon twice, numerous half marathons, Lands End to Nottingham bike ride) and still manages to fit in some skiing.


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Joe Scott

Joe Scott

CEO, Ireland
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CEO, Ireland

Joe is a qualified production engineer and specialises in R&D of advanced machining technology. Having started his career with Ford, his entrepreneurial drive led him to establish his tool and mould-making company in Ireland where he developed the first CAD/CAM-based paperless tool-making processes. Being able to cost effectively reduce lead times from 16 weeks to 6 weeks, Joe attracted customers including Motorola, Apple and Intel. Joe's strength is in product development and design, so when CPH2 required innovative designs for the electrolysis process, we turned to Joe.

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Dr. Nigel D. L. Williamson

Dr. Nigel D.L. Williamson

Technology Director
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Technology Director

Nigel is responsible for the research and development of our unique hydrogen technology. Nigel's early career was spent developing fluid seal technologies for Dunlop in Sheffield and the USA. His client's included NASA, General Dynamics, Alstom and Rolls Royce. During his time in the USA, he established NWD International Inc. Michigan. Latterly, Nigel established and ran (as MD) an Automotive Industry Tier-1 fuel system supply company in the Netherlands. Nigel spent 5 years as Chief Engineer at ITM Power Plc and in 2012, alongside the other CPH2 founding member Joe Scott, established CPH2.

Outside of the business Nigel's real passion is for Anthropology and Archaeology.

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Clive Brook

Clive Brook

Director
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Director

Clive's role is to spearhead the long-term strategic development and financial strength of CPH2, finding and nurturing investors and funders in our technology. A chartered accountant and former board director at 3i plc he has advised the UK government and other public sector bodies on SME development and venture capital. Clive also runs a FCA regulated corporate finance business and is a Director of the North West Fund, a £155m venture capital fund which utilises ERDF and EIB money to be invested in the North West of England.

In his spare time, Clive likes to run preferring the 10k distance.

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Henry Price

Henry Price

Non-Executive Director
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Non-Executive Director

Henry is an experienced Managing Director and engineer with an impressive track record of 23 years in areas including engineering, textile manufacturing, manufacturing processes and systems, and plant development and protection. Currently the Managing Director of Abbott & Co. (Newark) which designs and manufactures pressure vessels, he has helped establish the Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Forum (PVMF), an industry networking group that meets on a regular basis to share industry knowledge about materials, production processes, international standards, legislative and employment issues. Henry has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Nottingham Trent University and is a representative for the engineering sector for Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Henry's interests include cycling, swimming and running.

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Rick Smith

Non-Executive Director
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Non-Executive Director

An accountant by profession, Rick’s background includes textiles, packaging, and recently consulting with Private Equity Houses advising on their M&A activity across Europe and North Africa. Early in his career, he held various MD roles integrating and turning around business. As CFO of Chesapeake, a multi-national packaging company, along with the CEO, he led a significant turnaround of the business, including numerous acquisitions, commercial development, and extensive pension scheme restructuring, leading to the secondary sale to Carlyle in 2013 for £460mn, raising £290mn in the process to support the sale. Subsequently, he was EVP on the Board of Multi Packaging Solutions responsible for integrating their Asian Operations, Corporate Development, and the innovation group. The MPS board listed the business on the NYSE in 2015 following a successful merger with Chesapeake in a $1.8bn listing.

When time allows, Rick’s passion is travelling and skiing, and as a self-confessed petrolhead, classic cars and motorbikes.

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Arash Selahi

Arash Selahi

Head of Operations
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Head of Operations

A Results driven, passionate and strong team player with good communication skills, Arash’s background includes more than 20 years in Automotive, Aerospace, Mining and Energy. As manufacturing professional with experience of providing leadership to cross functional teams across multiple sites, Arash is experienced in working with internal and external stakeholders to develop and deliver cost effective, efficient and productive solutions, process optimisation and process improvement to positively impact profitability and business continuity. Arash is also passionate about strategy, lean operations, automation, digital transformation to maintain long term wealth generation.

As a family man, Arash is spending most of his free time with his two sons and trying to learn new skills and knowledge such as playing on Nintendo, the name of different dinosaurs or learning about space!

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Our Technology

CPH2 has advanced the development of hydrogen as a green energy by demonstrating a new form of production. CPH2 has conceived, patented, developed and validated an efficient, cost-effective and reliable means of producing hydrogen, lowering the barriers to wide-scale adoption and accelerating the progress towards a zero-carbon future.

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