HYGEN brings to market home/office superchargers for g-mobility that can fuel gas powered vehicle in just a few minutes.
TypeStartup or self-employed
FoundersAlex Safronov, Robert Strods
Hygen SIA is an ambitious and innovative Latvian SME dedicated to the development and commercialisation of refuelling technology for the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market. Our company has a host of awards to its name, including EIT Innovators Award Nomination 2018 and 3d place of Innovation Prize of German Gas Industry 2018. Hygen employs 14 highly qualified staff and has a strong and ambitious leadership team lead by CEO Mario Parraglia, CNG market guru and former Senior Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Planning of a Canadian manufacturer of home fuelling appliances FuelMaker. Alex Safronov, the inventor of the HYGEN core technology, founded the company in 2009 to develop and commercialise an innovative new approach to refuelling VFAs, at a time when others were spearheading solutions based on unreliable mechanical piston compression technology. Hygen has received a total of €3.5million, which it has helped to develop the HYGEN technology platform. The technology has just been successfully independently tested by ENGIE Lab on behalf of GRDF, one of a number of large energy companies very interested in our HYGEN VFAs (“HYGEN-Plus” for business fleets and “HYGEN-Gasdroid” for homes). Today we have 5 major players from the energy industry (GRDF, ENAGAS, GCA, FLUXYS, UNIPER) committed to piloting the coming HYGEN+ system for small business fleets after succesfully testing the previous model for homes (https://www.gasconnect.at/ueber-erdgas/erdgastechnologien/compressed-natural-gas-cng/home-fill-gastankstelle/).