Linde Gas has announced it will add Proton Energy System’s proprietary product line its portfolio of Analytical, Metallurgical and Energy Segment Products.

Linde Gas LLC has entered into an agreement with Proton Energy Systems, Inc., under which Linde Gas will become a distributor for Proton's HOGEN(R) on site hydrogen generation systems.

Linde Gas will market Proton's HOGEN(R) to energy and utilities sector customers in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. This distribution agreement will further enhance Linde's product and service capabilities for the high-growth North American energy sector.

Additionally, the agreement allows Linde Gas LLC to provide Proton's equipment to the Linde Group, extending Proton's global distribution network.

Phillip Midgett, Linde Gas Segment Manager for Energy and Utilities, said: \\$quot;Offering our customers Proton's HOGEN(R) on site hydrogen generation systems advances Linde's global hydrogen energy initiatives in North America.”

Proton Energy's president, Mark Murray, commented: \\$quot;We recognize Linde's
strength internationally and believe having Linde Gas distribute our products in these markets represents an important step towards a global relationship.”