Making Hydrogen A Reality
Element 1 is a global leader in the development of clean energy technologies – including advanced hydrogen generation systems for the fuel cell industry.
Our innovative solutions are designed to be scalable, reliable, affordable and flexible.
By focusing on producing hydrogen for on-site, onboard, on-demand applications we have solved “the hydrogen challenge” – transporting and storing compressed bulk hydrogen in expensive, heavy tanks – and opened up a whole new world of opportunities for the adoption of hydrogen for fuel cell and BEV power (including BEV charging stations).
Dave Edlund Ph.D.
Dave Edlund is the co-founder and CEO of Element 1 Corp, headquartered in Bend, Oregon, USA. Dr. Edlund graduated from the University of Oregon in 1987 with a Ph.D. in chemistry, and has worked developing fuel cells, hydrogen generation technology, and hydrogen purification membranes for 35 years.
He has authored an engineering textbook on methanol conversion to hydrogen, as well as chapters on hydrogen purification technology in two other engineering texts. Dr. Edlund holds 116 US patents and more than 350 foreign patents.
Founder and CEO
Hydrogen is the Fuel of the Future.
Our goal is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of fuel cell technology by providing solutions that make hydrogen accessible, affordable, clean, and efficient.
Element 1 Leadership Team
Element 1 was founded by Dr. Dave Edlund and Robert Schluter in 2010 to become the global leader in small scale, advanced hydrogen generation systems. Find out more about our leadership team here.
As Element 1’s CFO since 2012, Mr. Haugen works closely with Element 1’s CEO on strategic initiatives including joint venture transactions, technology licensing, and M&A related activities. Mr. Haugen has over 30 years of business experience, ten of which were as the Vice President of Finance and Administration for Advanced Power Technology.
During Mr. Haugen’s tenure at Advanced Power Technology the company completed several strategic acquisitions and a successful Initial Public Offering of its common stock. Mr. Haugen received a B.S. degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon and has passed the C.P.A. exam.
Mr. Hoshi has over 20 years of experience in hydrogen generator development, hydrogen purification, fuel cell stack and system integration for a variety of applications. He has worked internationally in both technology support and business development.
As a Chef Engineer at Element 1, he leads innovative technology development, and is responsible for quality control and assurance as well as customer support for hydrogen generator and fuel cell integration.
Formerly, Mr. Hoshi was Director of Engineering at Element 1, Senior System integration engineer at Ballard Fuel Cell Systems, System Engineer at IdaTech, and field service engineer at Miura Co., Ltd. Mr. Hoshi holds a B.S. degree in Energy Engineering from the Hachinohe Institute of Technology in Japan.
Founded in 2010, and based in Bend, Oregon, Element 1 is led by industry experts with unrivalled experience in hydrogen generation technology – and is positioned to provide game changing technology solutions to the clean energy sector, including advanced hydrogen generation systems supporting the fuel cell industry.
With expertise in small-scale reactor design and membrane hydrogen purifiers, Element 1 has specialist knowledge and experience that can make the hydrogen dream a reality – and at the same time solve some of the fundamental challenges that have limited large scale adoption of hydrogen as a fuel source until now.
We collaborate with strategic partners to identify commercial opportunities that can be addressed now and license our proprietary technology to enable its application to a wide range of products, markets and industries.
As Engineering Manager, Mr. Tibbitts is responsible for coordinating efforts of the engineering team and supporting staff to develop and refine hydrogen generator systems. Mr. Tibbitts experience at Element 1 spans 8 years working in product development, R&D, and controls development.
Mr. Tibbitts holds a B.S. degree in Energy Systems Engineering from Oregon State University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Mr Morrison has a broad spectrum of responsibilities, primarily aimed at supporting Element 1 engineers in their development of continuously improving hydrogen generation technology.
Mr Morrison has spent the last 25 years overseas in a variety of leadership roles. As CEO, Managing Director, COO and Commercial Manager at companies in Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia, he built and led management teams through the start-up or turnaround phase to profitable growth in global markets.
A native Oregonian, Mr Morrison is a 1981 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a former U.S. Marine Corps officer, with an MBA from the University of Oregon 1994.