Enass Abo-Hamed

Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, Imperial College London

Enass is the co-founder and CEO at H2GO power ltd; an award winning spin-out company from the University of Cambridge developing energy storage technologies. She completed her PhD at Cambridge University, where she also was a postdoctoral fellow. Currently, she is also the Cambridge University Energy Champion, the Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Fellow, Fellow at Imperial College London and a technology expert consultant to European Commission (REA) . She has 10 years of research and business experience in hydrogen production, nanotechnology, catalysis, renewable energy and energy storage. Enass is passionate about entrepreneurship and clean energy technology policy. She often speaks at international forums about clean energy, energy security and women entrepreneurship in tech. Enass spoke at impactful forums like the MIT Tech Review EmTech, Women’s Forum, Crans Montana Forum, One Young World, UN Global compact – LEAD symposium, Middle East Mediterranean Forum and Google @ Think (A moonshot for clean energy). Enass won few recognition awards for her work at H2GO Power and recently won the visionary of the year award by MIT Tech Review Innovators Under 35 Europe, the best energy start-up award at the Global Hello Tomorrow Summit and others. She was selected by the Cartier women's initiative awards as one in 18 best women entrepreneurs globally and one in 3 representing Europe. She travelled to Africa, China and central Asia on government-supported partnership missions, delivered speeches and recommendations about clean energy technologies as a tool to combat climate change. More about work at H2GO Power: Works on developing clean energy storage technologies to solve electricity generation intermittency from renewable power sources. Has patented hydrogen storage and controlled release technologies incorporating smart nanomaterials during PhD studies at Cambridge University. Started H2GO Power to commercialize energy storage off-grid plug and play power (OG3P) units, mainly to help overcome energy poverty in the developing world. This research and development matters because with the notable growth in renewable energy adoption, the problem with intermittency in renewable energy will continue to grow. Moreover, insufficient grid and generation capacity in the developing world is driving an increased dependency on emission-intensive fuels. Both problems can be addressed with energy storage technology I developed at global scale to provide around the clock clean energy that is affordable. H2GO signed a partnership agreement for testing our system with a smart metering company at a hospital and currently designing 200kW OG3P units that have 5-10 times higher the energy storage capacity than Li-ion batteries and ~30% lower the cost.