This award, sponsored by Valtus, recognises an SME (defined as an organisation which has been trading for a minimum of 2 years, has under 250 employees and an annual turnover under £50m) which has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the past year.


Founded in 2015, HSL Technologies has developed and patented an innovative hydrogen carrier called HydroSil, that maintains the advantages of an energy-dense hydrogen vector without any storage issues. The French start-up also plans to install pilot charging and release reactors in Europe by 2025 and move on to scaling up the pilots by 2027.