The $15.9 Billion Dollar “Crystal Gold” Rush

Why The World’s Richest Men Like Bill Gates Are Secretly Investing In Green Hydrogen

We’re in desperate times – fossil fuels are no longer sustainable and solar and wind energy are not enough to power our homes, facilities, and all the vehicles we need.

And just when it seems like all hope is lost, and humanity might be doomed, experts believe they’ve discovered a solution…

One that is as old as the universe and as plentiful as air – Hydrogen (or ‘crystal gold’ as it can be found in ice crystals).

This invisible gas is poised to potentially become the fastest growing source of power in the next decade.

Industry Week reports that, “It is the most plentiful element in the universe, and its capability as an effective energy carrier has been well-understood for decades.”1

In a recent article, Bill Gates declared that, “cheap, green hydrogen would be a massive breakthrough”.2

In fact, Gates and an elite group of investors already invested $91 million into hydrogen.3

The Hydrogen Vs. Electric Vehicle Showdown

The buzz around hydrogen as a climate solution is palpable. Astonishingly, hydrogen projects worth $10 billion are announced every month.9

This potential is so enticing that governments are shifting their focus onto it.

Public policies such as the Inflation ReductionAct in the US and Green Deal Industrial Plan in Europe support hydrogen production and aim to encourage the development of the sector.

According to experts, the demand is expected to grow four to six-fold.10

But perhaps the biggest driving force is the ban of gas and diesel vehicles that is being adopted all around the world.

  • The EU has a policy that all new cars and vans sold by 2035 should not produce any CO2 emissions.11
  • California, Washington, and Oregon have also put a ban on the sale of new gasoline vehicles, set to take effect by 2035.

Other states are expected to soon follow in their footsteps.

This has resulted in sales of electric vehicles skyrocketing.

10 million EVs were sold worldwide in 2022, and it is expected to increase by 35% to 14 million this year.13

But Electric Vehicles Were Never Enough…

In 2022, nearly 81 million cars were sold,14 only 10 million were EVs.15

The hard truth about Electric Vehicles is that while it’s a growing market, there is still tons of room for other forms of clean cars.

This is where hydrogen-powered vehicles come in.

By 2030, the total planned production of clean hydrogen energy stands at 38 million metric tons. But the demand is expected to grow up to 400-600 million metric tons by 2050.16

That means a market exists, demand is growing, but supply is still limited.

This combination of demand and scarcity sets off little alarm bells for seasoned investors.

The THREE Pillars of Profitable Ventures

Several companies are venturing into hydrogen power, but few are noteworthy.

When considering investments in emerging sectors like hydrogen, focus on:

  1. Market Potential: Find a nascent stock in a booming market. For instance, the automotive industry, which produces 80-85 million vehicles annually. ¹⁷ With global policies phasing out gas vehicles, a vast market awaits.
  2. Experienced Leadership: A company’s success in a budding industry hinge on visionary leadership, grounded in experience and driven by innovation.
  3. Strategic Alliances: Partnerships with established companies can streamline sourcing and production.

Introducing CarbonCredits.com STOCK SPOTLIGHT

First Hydrogen Corp.


First Hydrogen Corp (TSXV: FHYD) (OTC: FHYDF) (FSE: FIT) – also called First Hydrogen – is a stock under $5 stock right in the middle of the hydrogen revolution.

They are creating scalable and replicable ecosystems for rapid expansion in attractive markets primed for high growth.

They’re tackling this goal with THREE major initiatives18:

  1. Zero-Emission Fleet Vehicles: First Hydrogen designs and produces fleet-based vehicles, which run on the green hydrogen they produce.
  2. Hydrogen Fuel Production: First Hydrogen is at the forefront of producing this green, zero-emission fuel source.
  3. Cross-Market Powertrain Plans: First Hydrogen is looking to leverage their fuel cell powertrains to service adjacent markets, for short-term revenue and tech proof points.

The Death of Gas Is The Birth of a Big Opportunity

First Hydrogen Corp. is looking to capitalize on the emerging zero-emission vehicle market in a big way by producing both hydrogen
fuel and hydrogen-powered fleet vehicles.

Their demo fleet, having covered over 6,000 kilometers, has been rigorously tested by leading technology experts.19

These proof of concept, fully hydrogen-powered vehicles have a 100 kg hydrogen capacity and can run over 600 km on a full tank.20

With more than 25 countries & US States planning to end gas-powered vehicle production, First Hydrogen is poised to capitalize on the emerging zero-emission fleet vehicle market.22

In fact, First Hydrogen is already developing 3–5 sites for business production.23

So far, they’ve purchased two plots of land in Quebec, Canada for Green Hydrogen projects.

This factory aims to have an annual production of 25,000 zero-emission vehicles per year for distribution throughout North America.

 It will also produce up to 35 megawatts of green hydrogen to be distributed within Montreal-Quebec City.24

Hydrogen-As-A-Service Innovation

Hydrogen is going nowhere if it’s not readily accessible to the everyday person.

That’s why First Hydrogen is building out its Hydrogen-As-A-Service (HaaS) model.25

Hydrogen supply and delivery lowers the entry barriers to this planet-saving fuel source for everyday families.

By being one of the first suppliers of this green energy to the wider market, First Hydrogen hopes to make its name as one of the most known and trustworthy brands in consumer-level hydrogen supply.

Thereby increasing customer retention and brand loyalty all while doing good for the planet.

First Hydrogen Corp.
Pioneering Positive Disruption

In addition to the fleet vehicles and Haas models, First Hydrogen is working on an innovative hydrogen powertrain.26

In traditional gas vehicles, powertrain includes the engine, transmission, drive shafts, differentials, and the final drive (wheels and tires). Gasoline is injected into the engine, which is then ignited to combust. The resulting
pressure from the combustion powers the pistons, and in turn pushes the car forward.

Electric Vehicles use stored electricity from battery packs to power the motor, which drives the car forward. While these are efficient with zero byproducts, battery production is extremely hazardous and not a great long-term
eco-friendly solution. That’s due to the amount of rare earth elements needed for production.

Hydrogen powertrains use stored hydrogen and ambient air to generate electricity, which then powers the motor.

That means you don’t need a rechargeable battery pack like an EV.

Hydrogen powertrains are incredibly efficient….

FIVE WAYS Hydrogen Vehicles
Could Revolutionize Highway Roads…

  1. Refueling a hydrogen car takes a few minutes, whereas an EV can take hours.27
  2. Hydrogen fuel lasts longer than stored electricity, allowing for greater range on par with gas vehicles.28
  3. The only byproduct of hydrogen fuel is water vapor, making it a zero-emission solution.29
  4. Hydrogen powertrains offer good torque, smooth acceleration, and operate very quietly.30
  5. Hydrogen powertrains outperform EVs in cold weather as they do not have batteries which are negatively affected by ambient temperatures.31

First Hydrogen recognizes this massive market opportunity and identified FIVE target markets where their innovative
hydrogen powertrain could be adopted in the near-term32:

  1. Recreational boating – valued at $16 billion
  2. Agricultural machinery – fuel cell market valued at $2.5 billion by 2023
  3. Back-up power, portable power, and EV charging – fuel cell market valued at $1.4 billion by 2030
  4. Commercial trucks – About 6 million medium weight vehicles are produced per year
  5. Camper vans – North American market alone valued at $56 billion and anticipated to reach $108 billion by 2032.

That’s nearly $130 billion in cross-market share that First Hydrogen is uniquely positioned to tap into.

Strategic Partnerships for Strategic Profits

The first problem every business has to solve is revenue generation.

The second is getting your product to market.

First Hydrogen has established highly strategic partnerships with some of the best and most trusted names across the globe.33

For fuel cells, First Hydrogen secured a partnership with Ballard Power Systems Inc. Ballard is one of the largest energy companies in Canada with a $1.39 billion market cap and a +40-year history.

  • Fuel cell electric vehicles powered by Ballard have driven over 50 million kilometers to date – enough to circle the globe 1,250 times

Their energy initiatives are backed by ARUP, while INEOS supports hydrogen supply and production. AVL aids in development, simulation, and testing. Vehicle design is enhanced through a partnership with EDAG, and market
insights are sourced from FEV Consulting.

These alliances position First Hydrogen for rapid market penetration.

There are also numerous other partnerships that could be unveiled in the near future…

The Hydrogen Tidal Wave Is Upon Us

As you read this, there are only a handful of news outlets and popular thinkers that talk about hydrogen.

Even with the government’s policies, almost everyone is still talking about Rare Earth Elements and Electric Vehicles.

Hydrogen is on the cusp of getting widespread recognition and adoption.

Its potential as a clean and versatile energy carrier is starting to garner well-founded attention, driving advancements in production, storage, and application methods.

  • For example, China recently announced that their first 10,000-ton hydrogen refinery project officially started operations.35
  • California’s Lone Cypress Hydrogen Project is ramping up with a daily production capacity of 65 metric tons.
  • In Europe, Germany updated their national strategy by adding a commitment to using hydrogen for various industrial energy demands.37

Governments and corporations are waking up to the hydrogen revolution, their transportation and manufacturing needs will change.

And there seems to be only one company equipped to accommodate these needs on multiple fronts…

The Experienced Minds Driving First Hydrogen

First Hydrogen seems like a company perfectly poised for this dynamic energy era.

The company’s readiness is not dumb luck, but the result of a meticulously crafted leadership team.

At the forefront of First Hydrogen is Chairman Balraj Mann, with over four decades of experience in corporate finance, acquisitions, and financial reporting, he has proven his mettle in various sectors
across both private and public companies.

They scored a major coup when the got the former Chief Commercial Officer at Ballard Power Systems, Rob Campbell on board as CEO-Energy. Rob brings 40+ years engineering, commercial and leadership roles
in various energy & technology companies.

They also snagged Steve Gill who has 30+ years in the auto sector. Steve was the Director of Powertrain Engineering at Ford Europe, Board Director Ford Tech, and former Chief Engineer Perkins Engines.

Some of the other key members of the team have a wealth of experience in the automotive sector (Tesla, Nissan, & Volkswagen etc.)

It’s a team of seasoned professionals, each bringing unique skills and experience to the table, creating a company on track to make significant strides in any sector it sets its sights on.

First Hydrogen (TSXV: FHYD) (OTC: FHYDF) (FSE: FIT)

6 Reasons To Put First Hydrogen On Your Radar

  1. Three-Pronged Business Model: Positioned to take up market share in 3 separate markets: fleet vehicle production, hydrogen fuel production, and hydrogen powertrain production.
  2. Clean, Higher-Efficiency Fleet Vehicles: Only producing water and greater range and efficiency of traditionally gas-powered vehicles.
  3. Innovative Hydrogen-As-A-Service Consumer Model:Establishing rapid brand loyalty and customer retention through direct-to-consumer hydrogen supply.
  4. Long-Term Cross-Market Domination Plan: Capturing market share in 5 industries with a combined market of $130 billion.
  5. Expert-Focused Strategic Partnerships: All aspects of the business including hydrogen production and supply, automotive engineering, and market analysis.
  6. Government Interest and Subsidies: More than 25 countries and US states have major hydrogen initiatives related to renewable energy policies in place.



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