Airgas has announced a three-year agreement for its regional companies to market and distribute hydrogen generators for Proton Energy Systems Inc.

The HOGEN ® on-site hydrogen generators will be marketed towards the U.S. market. Proton Energy Systems is a subsidiary of Distributed Energy Systems Corporation.

Vice President for Airgas Tom Thoman said the deal will benefit their customers, “Adding the HOEGEN system to the already strong portfolio of industrial gases, speciality gases, process chemicals and equipment that we currently offer to the nation’s power utilities and other industries will give us one more way to help our customers nationwide find solutions to their gas needs”.

Proton Energy’s President Mark Murray explained the benefits of the HOGEN system, “HOGEN systems offer significant economic and operational improvements that help reduce windage losses and optimise equipment, resulting in fuel savings, less air pollution, elimination of redundant equipment and extended generator life.”