Address: 34-35 Hatton Garden, Holborn, London EC1N 8DX

Social media handles:

  • Twitter – @Protium18
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Description: Protium is a UK focused green hydrogen and fuel cell project developer, that works with industrial companies and local authorities to support their transition to Net Zero emissions. Our model is to build, own, operate and finance green hydrogen and renewable energy infrastructure assets, and from those provide hydrogen as an energy service (HESCO) to our customers. The company’s mission is to power British businesses with sun, wind and water.

The company was established in July 2019 and founded by Christopher Jackson, who led the World Bank’s research into Hydrogen and fuel cells from August 2018 until April 2020, and by Marco Dell’Aquila who founded Power Capital, IJ Global and Inspiratia after sitting on the Board of GE Capital Europe.

Products and/or services: Protium works with clients to identify hard to decarbonise sectors of industrial energy demand and mobility demand, and develop commercially viable projects that provide those clients with a pathway to Net Zero emissions. We focus exclusively on producing green hydrogen. Predominantly from electrolysis via dedicated renewable energy assets which we also co-develop, including Solar PV and Onshore Wind. We do also work on projects to reform biogas into green hydrogen.

Our service proposition is to finance the capital expenditure of hydrogen production and renewable generation assets, and end use technologies e.g. boilers, burners and fuel cells, to provide energy services from these assets under a multi-year fixed offtake structure. We also work with providers of fuel cell commercial vehicles to provide hydrogen mobility solutions, with an integrated fuel supply and vehicle lease included.

Notable achievements to date:

  • Largest UK green hydrogen for industrial fuel switching feasibility study signed with client,
  • Heads of Terms signed with ZeroAvia to develop green hydrogen infrastructure for UK aviation,
  • Developed a UK leading pipeline of green hydrogen for industrial fuel switching projects.
  • Led the “Hydrogen policy anomalies” campaign, resulting in a meeting with Minister Kwarteng.

For more information, please contact:

Christopher Jackson, CEO and Founder,

Marco Dell’Aquila, Chief Investment Officer,

Jack Eastwood, Senior Associate,