Nueva Fuel Cells, a leading supplier of fuel cell and hydrogen re-fuelling systems in the U.S. and Europe, recently signed a non-exclusive agreement to purchase Xebec’s swing adsorption system.
Nueva has agreed to purchase proprietary H033- pressure swing adsorption (PSA) systems from Xebec. The new devices will be incorporated in Nuvera’s PowerTap (TM) Hydrogen Generator and Hydrogen Stations; the companies aims to offer consumers a cost-effective source of hydrogen for refuelling fuel cell powered vehicles.
Kurt Sorschak, President and CEO of Xebec, announced, “We are extremely pleased that Xebec's H-3300 hydrogen purifier was selected as a key component in Nuvera's product line. “
He continued, “Nuvera is a leading and visionary supplier of fuel cell power systems and hydrogen generation and refueling systems for clean energy applications. As hydrogen purification is one of Xebec's four primary business growth segments, Xebec shares this vision and sees our proven hydrogen purification technology as a key enabler for the global clean energy and hydrogen infrastructure future.$quot;
Roberto Cordavo, Nuvera’s President and CEO, responded, “We have great faith in Xebec and believe that our missions are aligned in creating a clean energy future. After careful evaluation of all available technologies, Xebec's proven advanced PSA technology was selected since it provided us with the most reliable, cost-effective and efficient solution for our critical applications.$quot;
The initial three year contract is an expansion on a several year relationship between the two Groups. Furthermore, the new system will purify hydrogen to 99.999% or better. Delivery of the first units is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2010; terms of the agreement were not disclosed.