Ampcontrol unveils world’s first domestic hydrogen battery developed in the Hunter

Ampcontrol unveils world’s first domestic hydrogen battery developed in the Hunter

Ampcontrol has unveiled the world’s first domestic hydrogen battery to be developed in the Hunter region.

This battery can store enough electricity to power the average Australian home for two days and has been presented before European ambassadors visiting the Hunter Region as part of an NSW Government-led trade mission.

A collaborative partnership between Ampcontrol and Australian start-up LAVO has successfully produced a domestic hydrogen battery that pioneers the next generation of green energy storage for commercial and residential use.

NSW Deputy Premier, John Barilaro said Ampcontrol are revolutionising the way electricity is generated – providing more sustainable and reliable options to consumers.

“Ampcontrol is leading the way in green energy storage systems, supporting LAVO’s world-leading hydrogen hybrid battery,” John said.

“And, what’s most exciting about it, is that it’s developed right here in regional NSW.”

Managing Director and CEO, Rod Henderson said it was fantastic to showcase the region’s innovation, technology, and world-class manufacturing capability to key global decision makers.

“We have such highly skilled expertise, world-class educational facilities, and ground breaking research and development in the Hunter,” Rod said.

“We encourage global businesses to come here and work with us, invest in our cutting-edge technology and energy solutions, such as LAVO, and partner with the many incredible innovators we have in the Hunter.”

“While coal mining will be here for years to come, the NSW Government is supporting development and investment in new technologies to help diversify local economies and power the state down the track,” John said.

On display for the first time following successful prototype testing, the LAVO hydrogen battery technology consists of an electrolysis system, fuel cell power, and hydrogen story array packed into one cabinet.

The integrated hybrid system combines hydrogen and rooftop solar to deliver sustainable, reliable and renewable green energy to homes and businesses.

“I’m delighted to see the inspiring work being carried out by Ampcontrol in the renewable energy space on show,” John added.

In addition to the LAVO hydrogen battery, the delegation of 14 ambassadors from Europe and the European Union also viewed other innovative products developed and manufactured by Ampcontrol during a tour of the Tomago NSW operations.

This included viewing of a stand-alone power system and an off-grid water security solution, both designed to make a meaningful improvement to the lives of people living in regional and remote communities.

IMAGE | Regional NSW European Ambassador Trade Mission To The Hunter visiting Ampcontrol for sneak peek at LAVO – the world’s first domestic hydrogen battery for businesses and homes.


The Ampcontrol story is one full of twists and turns, with milestones achieved and celebrated by a growing workforce across the world. Yet amongst the technological firsts, awards, impressive growth and global reach, is a company founded on simple yet rock solid foundations. A philosophy of anything is possible has meant Ampcontrol's customer driven technology solutions are redefining industry expectations and leading safety in over nine countries.

Strengthened by our vertically integrated structure, Ampcontrol's technology and innovation base underpins our internal supply chain. From customised engineering to the fabrication and manufacture of product suited to the most hazardous environments, Ampcontrol is able to support our customers each step of the way.

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