12TOZERO is an international start-up company, located at CIC Rotterdam in the iconic Groot Handelsgebouw building, right in the heart of Rotterdam’s Central District. The company was founded in 2019 by Jamie Frew (CEO), after he discovered a gap in the hydrogen value chain based on offshore floating wind development. Michel Ingenbleek and Simon Potter (CTO) joined Jamie the same year, forming the current team of 12TOZERO.
12TOZERO’s website states very clearly what is that the company is aiming for: ‘Our mission is to harness the vast potential of offshore wind to provide a reliable stream of hydrogen, at scale, and at low cost, to enable a fully decarbonised global energy system.’
At the core of 12TOZERO’s solution is the innovative HyFloat concept. This concept is based on the premise that by 2050, 2,000 GW of offshore wind power is needed in the global energy mix and that up to 50% of this capacity is expected to be dedicated to hydrogen. With 80% of wind resources located in remote deep water, it is a no-brainer that new technologies increasing the production, storage and distribution components of harvesting offshore energy have enormous potential.