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Clean, renewable hydrogen fuel for zero emission fuel cell electric vehicles.

HyGen is aiming to transform the future of transportation by building clean renewable hydrogen fuel stations for zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles. Fuel the next generation by investing in HyGen!

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Crowdfunding, Inc. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

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11693 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 445
Los Angeles, CA 90049

HyGen is aiming to transform the future of transportation by building clean renewable hydrogen fuel stations for zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles. Fuel the next generation by investing in HyGen!


Paul Staples
Paul Staples
President and Chairman

Mr. Staples is a founder of HyGen Industries, Inc and responsible for successfully obtaining a $5.3m grant from the CEC-to build three hydrogen fueling stations. Since 1990 to the present, Mr. Staples has been the principal of Staples & Associates, an environmental/marketing consulting firm with an emphasis on hydrogen energy technologies. In 1991, he restructured Clean Air Now (“CAN”), an inactive non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a pioneering history in the modern-day environmental movement. CAN was the vehicle used by Staples & Associates to fund and develop the CAN Solar Hydrogen Vehicle Project at Xerox, in El Segundo. Mr. Staples also spearheaded an effort to re-organize the AB2766 funding process, legislation passed by the California State Assembly to provide funds through vehicle registration fees for public/private partnerships to fund pollution reduction projects. This effort resulted in AB2766 becoming a more effective program for funding projects to develop and deploy technologies with significant air pollution abatement impact. In 1993, Mr. Staples co-wrote and submitted two proposals to AB2766 and the White House Technology Reinvestment Project (“TRP”) for funding the CAN Solar Hydrogen Vehicle Project at Xerox. The TRP was a federal public/private partnership-funding program developed by the White House for defense conversion. Both proposals were funded and the CAN Solar Hydrogen Vehicle Project at Xerox in El Segundo became the world’s first commercially permitted solar hydrogen generating facility and hydrogen converted ICE vehicle fleet. In 2006, Mr. Staples developed the City of Santa Monica’s hydrogen vehicle and fueling infrastructure program and project for its Environmental and Public Works Department. The project led to a five-city, six-site funded program involving the cities of Santa Monica, Burbank, Riverside, Santa Anna, and Ontario, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District headquarters. Each location provided hydrogen fueling stations for thirty hydrogen-converted Toyota Prius Hybrids.

Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD

Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, PhD

Board Member and Special Advisor

Dr. Clark is a globally recognized and respected expert, author, lecturer, public speaker and consultant on global and local solutions to climate change. His core advocacy is in economics for smart green healthy communities. During the 1990s, he was Manager of Strategic Planning for Technology Transfer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the U.S. Department of Energy. While at LLNL, he served as one of the contributing scientists and experts to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC), which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Clark was California Governor, Gray Davis’, Senior Advisor on Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies and Finance from 2000-2003. In 2004, he served on the Hydrogen Highway Advisory Committee during California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Administration. Clark assisted Terry Tamminen, then Secretary of the California EPA, in drafting an Executive Order to continue the transition to clean transportation fuels. Dr. Clark has published 11 books and 70+ peer-reviewed articles, which reflect his concern for global sustainable communities as a strategy to preserve the earth. In addition, he served in academic, nonprofit organizations and local government. His most recent teaching positions are graduate courses in the U.S. and China. From 2012-2014, he was an Academic Specialist in Cross-Disciplinary Studies at UCLA and from 1999-2000 he was a Visiting Professor of Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Aalborg University, Denmark, where he was also a Fulbright Fellow. Dr. Clark served seven years as Energy Advisor for the LACCD with its $5.3 billion bond funds for nine campuses in the L.A. area. He also served six years as Chair of the Citizens Oversight Committee (COC) for the Beverly Hills Unified School District. He has served on the boards of the UC Berkeley Alumni Association and the California Lung Association.

Glenn Rambach

Glenn Rambach

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Rambach is responsible for technical guidance, component integration and inputs to system design at HyGen Industries. Rambach is a recognized leader in the advanced energy research sector. Motivated by the need for energy independence, security and clean energy systems, his research has included laser fusion, hydrogen production and storage, fuel cell system designs and integrated renewable energy systems. Mr. Rambach has developed optimization methods for the design and operation of intermittent renewable energy systems where energy storage provides on-demand power. His 5-kW wind-solar-hydrogen-fuel cell facility still operates at the University of Nevada in Reno. Rambach spent 20 years at Livermore and Sandia National Labs and led experimental research in the fundamentals of combustion at Stanford. Previously, Mr. Rambach served as Director of Engineering at Texaco Ovonic Fuel Cells, Director of New Technology at Tenneco Automotive. Most recently, Mr. Rambach completed R&D contracts supporting a nuclear company and a defense contractor in the areas of hydrogen economics, very large-scale hydrogen production and transport, and synthetic hydrocarbon fuels. Rambach has written numerous papers and given presentations on technical, policy and strategy issues for advanced energy devices and systems. He has two solid-oxide fuel cell patents, is the inventor of a high-pressure cryogenic hydrogen fuel tank and is a co-developer of the first X-ray laser. Mr. Rambach holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Cal Poly University and an MS in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University (Thesis on Fundamentals of Emulsified Diesel Fuels).


Jan 1, 2019

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares

4,000,000 Shares of Common Stock at $5.00 per Share

HyGen Industries, Inc

Corporate Address
11693 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 445 Los Angeles, CA 90049

Description of Business
Building Clean, Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Stations for Zero Emission Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles

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HyGen Endorsed by Terry Tamminen, CEO Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

May 8, 2017

TO: HyGen Industries

FROM: Terry Tamminen, CEO Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation; former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency

As custodians of the future, we need to stop using fossil fuels as soon as possible. Every year, our planet experiences ever-­increasing threats to public health and our shared climate. Pollution from transportation, which uses over 40% of today’s energy consumption in the USA, is the major contributor to these problems.

A key solution to climate change is the movement to zero-­emission vehicles, powered by renewable energy sources. This transition requires building out new infrastructures, creating new jobs and opportunities for all. Eliminating carbon emissions from fossil fuels will save and preserve our planet. Hydrogen-­powered fuel cell cars will play a vital role in this “green revolution”. Creating hydrogen from solar and wind solves the intermittent renewable energy problem, enabling renewable energy to proliferate.

California is a leader in the reduction of fossil fuel use, supporting hybrid, electric and now hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The recent surge in the production of hydrogen FCEVs presents us with the classic “chicken and egg” problem. Which comes first, the cars or the refueling stations?

I worked on this important issue while serving as EPA Secretary to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and helped the state launch its “Hydrogen Highway” program in 2004. My colleague, Woodrow W. Clark II, Ph.D., was a key architect of that plan and is now a Board Member and an Advisor to HyGen Industries, one of the leading companies seeking electrolyzed (non-fossil fuel) hydrogen refueling stations.

HyGen is a leader in the hydrogen fueling station business. The company uses renewable energy to create hydrogen as a zero-­carbon transportation fuel. The California Energy Commission has helped to fund hydrogen stations, but private capital is now needed to build out the full Hydrogen Highway network of stations to support a growing number of FCEVs.

In June 2015, Title IV of the JOBS Act went into effect. Title IV allows companies to issue stock under Regulation A+ to unaccredited investors. This “democratization of capital” means everyone has the opportunity to be part of businesses that can make a difference to the world. I urge everyone to consider doing what they can to help build these stations throughout California, the nation and the world.

Terry Tamminen

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Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, 9800 Wilshire Boulevard., Beverly Hills, CA 90212 LDCFoundation.org

Terry Tamminen is CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF). Mr. Tamminen was a close advisor to former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In November 2003 he was appointed as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, later becoming Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor. Mr. Tamminen was the architect of many sustainability policies including California’s Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative.




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