The company

A well-experienced highly-skilled technology company, developing hydrogen production systems based on PEM water electrolysis.

About us

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Technology based, incorporated in 2016 and present in the United States and Spain.

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Brings two decades of experience in hydrogen production, processing and technology development.

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Provides Innovation, Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Integration, Financing and O&M for modular hydrogen production systems, using water electrolysis.

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Not only a product company, with flexibility and Ad Hoc solutions capabilities.

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Strong engineering and project financing backgrounds.

years of experience

skilled and multi-disciplinary people

main geographies focus

markets coverage

Differentiation

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Proprietary technology for the development of PEM electrolyzers, aiming to be one of the few across the globe to hold MW stacks.

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Not only manufacturing electrolyzers, but also providing solutions tailored to customers’ needs.

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Obtaining permits and licenses for large projects and plants, as well as search for finance and project finance.

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Development of hydrogen production plants that use electrolyzers to several thousand kg/day.

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Plant operation and maintenance, and local support for management of the same.

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Guaranteeing the daily hydrogen production, in terms of quality and quantity, of its plants.

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Integration with renewable energy production plants, optimization of hydrogen compression and storage solutions, or incorporation of methanation equipment, between others.

Business development

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Business development area with more than twenty years of experience, both domestic and international, and deep knowledge of the sector.

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Presence in Europe and the USA.

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Active participation in the sector’s leading associations and platforms.

Meet the team

H2B2 has put together a very experienced team that inherits two decades of intensive work in hydrogen.

Felipe Benjumea Llorente

Felipe Benjumea Llorente

President H2B2

Born in Seville, Felipe holds a Law Degree from Deusto University, in Bilbao, and expanded his education in Economy at The Economics Institute, University of Colorado Boulder, USA. His career has always been dedicated to renewable energies. In 1985, he joined the Board of Directors of Abengoa, and he took the Presidency in 1991, position that he held until 2015. During those years, the company expanded around the world, turning Abengoa into a reference multinational in the renewable energies industry, with a firm commitment to R&D&I. He joined H2B2 in October 2016 as a strategic advisor, and he was appointed President in November 2018. In parallel with his executive responsibilities, he has also held positions on the Boards of Trustees of many foundations dedicated to promoting arts and education, and he has been a member in different Boards of Directors of important companies in the fields of aviation, telecommunications and finance, among others.

Javier Brey

Javier Brey

CEO H2B2

Javier holds a PhD from Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, is a Telecommunications Engineer by the University of Seville, and has completed a PDD (Management Development Program) at the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra. He has been involved in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector since 1998, having led projects, published numerous articles and patented several inventions in this field. He was CEO of Abengoa’s hydrogen and fuel cell companies from 2001 to 2016, the year in which he branched out to establish H2B2. He is vice-chairman of the European Hydrogen Association (EHA), chairman of the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2), vice-chairman of the Spanish Fuel Cell Association (Appice) and secretary to the Spanish Technology Platform on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (PTE-HPC). He is also associate professor at Loyola University Andalusia.

Joaquín Alarcón

Joaquín Alarcón

President & CEO H2B2 USA

Accomplished, multi-lingual, and results-oriented executive with strong leadership skills and international background. Proven experience in developing, managing and growing businesses. Instrumental for the successful story of Abengoa Bioenergy a company that grew in 10 years from zero to $2.5 billion in sales. Deep knowledge of the Renewable Energy, Industrial Construction and Information Technology sectors. More than 25 years of experience and almost 20 as an executive holding different positions in Abengoa. Responsible for the successful implementation of more than $1 billion investments in ethanol and energy projects, including project development, permitting, financing, engineering, construction, start up and operations. He holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering, MSc in Environmental Management and Engineering and a MBA.

Africa Castro

Africa Castro

Business Development H2B2

Africa is an Industrial Engineer with a Master in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency by the University of Zaragoza, and has completed a PDD (Management Development Program) at the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra. She has been working in energy innovation for 20 years, with the last 15 dedicated to hydrogen and fuel cells. She has held positions of responsibility in the fields of technological innovation, corporate strategy and institutional relations at regional, national and international levels. She is director of the hydrogen production by electrolysis working group of the Spanish Technology Platform on Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (PTE-HPC) and is an expert in working groups at European level (FCH JU).

Verónica Mesa

Verónica Mesa

Director of Engineering H2B2

Veronica is an Industrial Engineer by the University of Seville and has completed a PDD (Management Development Program) at Loyola University Andalusia. She has more than 13 years of experience in the renewable energy sector, solar, hydrogen and fuel cells. She was responsible for the launch of the Engineering Department at Abengoa Hidrógeno, covering all disciplines along with the different phases of conceptual, basic and detailed engineering. She has managed the construction of fuel cell cogeneration (CHP) plants, hydrogen production systems by electrolysis, and renewable hydrogen refueling stations.

Manuel Rodríguez

Manuel Rodríguez

Director of Manufacturing H2B2

Manuel is Mechanical Engineer by the University of Seville. He started working as project engineer specialized in the mechanical part. He has been working in numerous projects in their different stages: design, construction and start-up of industrial plants. He later became a development and production manager, taking care of all the technical and manufacturing issues for different equipment orders. Currently, he is head of manufacturing in the different hydrogen products developed by H2B2.

Covadonga García

Covadonga García

Bid Manager H2B2

Covadonga holds a degree in Industrial Engineering by the University of Seville, a Diploma in Advanced Studies in control systems by the University of Huelva, and has completed a PDD (Management Development Program) at Loyola University Andalusia. She has almost 15 years of experience in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector. She is responsible for project control, preparation of bids, negotiation of contracts, and technical-economic justification for innovation projects. She is head of the bids department and special projects section at H2B2, with experience in the aerospace and defense sectors.

María Maynar

María Maynar

Purchase Manager H2B2

Maria is a Chemical Engineer by the University of Extremadura; she has also completed a PMP (Project Management Professional) at Seville  Chamber of Commerce. She has more than 8 years of experience in projects based on hydrogen production technologies, mainly through  reforming and electrolysis. From 2012 she was project manager of the electrolysis division at Abengoa Hidrogeno, leading projects focused on  hydrogen production by this technology, including all the phases of a project: Engineering, construction and testing; implementation,  monitoring and control of timelines, budget management, risk management, contracts and purchase orders. Collaboration with electrolyser  manufactures in both Europe and US

José Luis López-Gallego

José Luis López-Gallego

COO & BD H2B2 USA

Holds a PhD and a Master degree in Industrial Engineering (electronics & automatic control) from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and holds a MBA from IE Business School. Large experience in management of companies in various countries (Spain, South Africa, Canada, USA), mainly in the sectors of automation, technology and manufacturing. Professor of IS/IT and entrepreneurship at IE Business school and other business schools since 2002. Member of the Engineers association of Spain and South Africa.

Anselmo Andrade

Anselmo Andrade

Co-CFO H2B2

Anselmo holds a MSc Finance from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BSc in Economics, Finance, and Management from Queen Mary, University of London.  He began working in the Risk Management departments of Credit Agricole CA-CIB (Madrid) and Lloyds Bank (London). He has also worked in Debt Capital Markets at BBVA Corporate & Investment banking in London. After his experience in Banking, prior to joining H2B2 in 2016, Anselmo worked in Financial & Commodities Risk Consulting (Global/Wholesale Banking) in Management Solutions in London.

Felipe Benjumea

Felipe Benjumea

Co-CFO H2B2

Felipe holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Saint Louis University, USA. He began working for Abeinsa (Abengoa), and ASA Iberoamerica´s Structured Finance team (Abengoa), before joining Natixis Corporate and Investment Bank in London. Felipe was part of H2B2 from the inception in 2016.