On April 20, Spiritus Consulting presented the first of a series of three seminars on the HyCO (hydrogen & carbon monoxide) business held in London.

Dr Keith Guy gave a presentation on the market drivers and key sectors in the HyCO business. The seminar was well attended by representatives from, amongst others, Air Liquide, BOC, Yara, Foster Wheeler, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse First Boston, Merrill Lynch and ING.

Over the next five years industrial gas companies will be investing more than $2bn on behalf of oil and chemical companies primarily to meet environmental legislation requirements. These investments in HyCO will be critical for the financial performance of the industrial gas companies and their customers over the next 20 years.

Commenting on the success of the first seminar Dr Keith Guy, Director of Spiritus Consulting said, “Understanding the drivers of demand, the choice of technologies and the commercial relationships that are emerging from these investments is important for all stakeholders to appreciate the risks and rewards of playing in this market. We were delighted to see a wide range of companies attending the first seminar. Industrial gas companies, engineering firms and financial institutions all attended, showing how important the HyCO business has become\\$quot;.

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