Xebec Adsorption’s Chinese subsidiary, Xebec Shanghai, has received four orders for its hydrogen (H2) fast cycle pressure swing adsorption (PSA) gas purification systems totalling CDN $3.4m. Deliveries are scheduled to occur within the next six months.
According to the Hydrogen Council, the deployment of transport solutions has begun around the world with Japan, South Korea, California and Germany leading the way. Japan has set itself a target of having 40,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on the road by 2020; China plans 1 million FCEVs by 2030 and is already investing in infrastructure. The Hydrogen Council believes the global quantity of required H2 will increase 10-fold over the next 30 years. This creates a great opportunity for Xebec and its H2 related technologies.
Kurt Sorschak, President and CEO of Xebec Adsorption, said, “Xebec Shanghai has developed concrete plans to expand its presence in the H2 purification segment, especially as it relates to renewable H2 as a fuel for fuel cell vehicles. With our recent partnership announcements with JNK Heaters in Korea and Furui Hydrogen in China, we are very happy with the order progress to date. With China gearing up to become the largest player in the H2 transport market as early as next year, we look forward to playing an increasing role in the movement from a fossil fuel economy to a low carbon renewable energy future.”
Dr. Peter Cheng, General Manager, Xebec Shanghai, commented, “Xebec utilises an innovative, proprietary fast cycle adsorption technology for its gas purification systems that is generating an increasing amount of customer interest, mainly due to lower initial investment costs, low operating and maintenance costs, combined with high durability and reliability.”
Currently, Xebec has over 220 advanced Xebec purification systems in operation worldwide. Given the increased demand for H2 systems globally, Xebec expects to significantly increase the number of its operating units by 2020.