H-Genie® Lite

Replace your cylinders with our accessibly priced high pressure smart hydrogen generator.

The H-Genie® Lite is the new, streamlined version of the R&D 100 award winning H-Genie® Smart Hydrogen Generator. Generating hydrogen from water up to 50 bar (725 psi) on demand, it is the easy solution for replacing hydrogen cylinders in your lab.



The H-Genie® Lite generates hydrogen from water on demand up to 50 bar. H-Genie® Lite is equipped with internal hydrogen leak detectors and many other safety features.



With its intuitive touchscreen display, you can learn to use H-Genie® Lite in one minute. Simply set the required pressure or time and press start.



By focusing on the essentials, we made the H-Genie® Lite an affordable yet lab essential, market leading hydrogen generator technology.



With its compact size the H-Genie® Lite can easily fit in any fume hood and can be relocated to where it is needed.

Systems compatible with the H-Genie® Lite

Phoenix™ Flow Reactor

The Phoenix Flow Reactor is a powerful instrument which can heat the reaction zone up to 450 °C and is compatible with multiple types and sizes of reactors (CatCarts®, MidiCarts™, coiled reactors, metal-metal sealed catalyst columns).

The combination of the H-Genie® with the Phoenix Flow Reactor offers unparalleled hydrogenation synthesis, scale-up, or catalyst testing capabilities.

Designed to be used safely in any discovery, development, process, petrochemical or catalyst screening lab, the hydrogenation platform combines in-situ high pressure hydrogen generation from water with high temperature reactor capability and a precise gas data monitoring system for the first time. Chemists and chemical engineers can now run hydrogen-based experiments with homogeneous or heterogeneous catalysts up to 450°C and 100 bar (200 and 300 Bar versions are available) without the need for hydrogen cylinders or hydrogen infrastructure.

Hydrogen Production Rate1 NL/min
Output Pressure Range1-50 bar
Purity≥ 99,9% at room temperature
Water requirementDeionized water (recommended conductivity < 1µS/cm)
Water consumption rate200 mL/hr
Water reservoir capacity3L
Recommended environmentVentilated laboratory fume hood
Unit dimensions (H x W x D)385 x 365 x 476 mm
Unit weight33,7 kg
Outlet parameterSwagelok tube fitting 1/8″ stainless steel


This is the gas flow rate at room temperature and 1 bar. For example, the maximum flow rate at 1 bar is 1 L/min. At 100 bar it will be 10 mL/min.
It varies, but the tendency is that the higher the flow rate the more accurate it is. The average is around +/-1% error.
Deionized water only. MilliQ or MilliPure standards are fine. <1µS(microSiemens)/cm
4.0 meaning 99.99% at 100 bar. The minimum at 1 bar is 99.95% The contaminant is water. The amount of water in the gas is 100 ppm (maximum). However, this may be reduced further with a special replaceable cartridge called DryCart.
(1 NL/min), the system can last 12 hours. In the future the system will have an option of an automated filling system.
It is 3L. The system will stop automatically once the system reaches a minimum.
(Volume of vessel in cm3/flow rate per minute in cm3)*pressure in bar=no. of minutes needed to fill the vessel. You have to take into account that the vessel will be at least half full with reaction mixture. So a 1 liter vessel should be treated as a 500 mL vessel.
Yes. Just change deionized water to D2O. However, given the size of the water tank, this is not cost effective.
No. Generates it on demand.
Theoretically, the cell is designed to last 5 years, however the system warranty is for 1 year as standard only at present. However, the H-Genie must be used with the ScavCarts and replaced at least every 2-3 months to maintain cell longevity.
The cost of a replacement cell is 5000 USD.
It’s designed to be set up in a ventilated cabinet or fume hood (essential) and connected to reactors in this area.
An electrical outlet. A water outlet. A fume hood with enough space for 34.5 x 36.5 x 46 cm (H x W x D). High purity water below 1 microSiemens.
Yes it can if you’re talking about supplying hydrogen to 4-5 vessels with a volume of less than 1 Liter. If you are filling vessels of different sizes or vessels of same volume but different pressures, then you need to watch the pressure on each vessel and close the seal on the pressure of the lowest set pressure or the lowest volume first.
Yes it’s just a factor of how long you are willing to wait.