- Xebec’s PSA platform enables more cost effective and greener hydrogen for industry and transportation
MONTREAL — Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) (“Xebec”), a global provider of clean energy solutions is pleased to announce that it has received $6.3 million in hydrogen and helium PSA purification orders from customers in South Korea, United States, Canada, Italy, Poland, Trinidad and Tobago, and China.
As worldwide adoption for hydrogen accelerates, Xebec’s robust and efficient PSA technology is being selected for integration into steam methane reforming and electrolysis hydrogen generation systems. The PSA platform ensures hydrogen production can cost-effectively and efficiently meet the industry standard of 99.999% purity for use in fuel cell vehicles (“FCV”) and industry.
“When BayoTech was looking for a proven PSA technology to complete our hydrogen generators, Xebec was a great solution. There are few companies in the world that can offer a product that could fit with our containerized systems and achieve the high purity hydrogen required for fuel cell vehicles. We were impressed with Xebec’s long track record, innovative products, and capabilities. We see them as a strong partner and look forward to growing together,” states Dwayne Victor, Director, Global Sourcing, BayoTech.
Governments around the world are supporting the increased use of hydrogen
On June 25th, 2020, the California Air Resources Board adopted a “first-in-the-world” rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to zero-emission vehicles (battery electric and fuel cell electric), with a plan for every new truck sold in California to be zero-emission by 2045. This ruling will help California meet its climate goals and federal air quality standards.
The European Commission announced on July 7th, 2020 their hydrogen strategy to achieve a climate-neutral Europe. The strategy has several phases, the first one includes the installation of at least 6GW of renewable hydrogen electrolyzers in the EU by 2024 and production of up to one million tons of renewable hydrogen. There is approximately 1GW of electrolyzers installed in the EU today. The second phase (2024-30) includes the installation of at least 40GW of electrolyzers by 2030 and the production of up to ten million tons of renewable hydrogen. Furthermore, there are several financial instruments to support hydrogen development and investment such as the €560 billion Next Generation EU facility, the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund, and the €10 billion ETS Innovation Fund.
South Korea outlined a plan on July 14th, 2020 to spend 114.1 trillion won ($128 billion CAD) to create jobs and help the economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic. This includes in part, further investment into electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to help achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The country aims to have 1.13 million electric vehicles (EVs) and 200,000 hydrogen cars on the roads by 2025, up from 91,000 and 5,000 each by the end of 2019.
In April of this year, China’s National Energy Administration issued a draft Development Plan for the New Energy Vehicle Industry 2021-2035 that included hydrogen as an energy source for the first time. Its focus is on the development of hydrogen vehicle technology and the roll-out of hydrogen refueling infrastructure and storage. In addition, Beijing mapped out a plan in 2019 to increase the number of hydrogen filling stations to 1,000 and have one million FCVs on the road by 2030.
“Xebec is in a unique position with our PSA platform because it can be used in all hydrogen generation systems. Hydrogen comes out of a steam methane reformer or electrolyzer with impurities that need to be removed in order to achieve the desired quality. We’ve been developing our purification technology for decades and it is a tried and tested solution that can be applied to everything from helium, renewable natural gas, and hydrogen. It’s exciting to see our Cleantech systems order flow pick up as we continue to grapple with the need to decarbonize and fight climate change,” says Dr. Prabhu Rao, Chief Operating Officer, Xebec Adsorption Inc.
About Xebec Adsorption Inc.
Xebec is a global provider of gas generation, purification and filtration solutions for the industrial, energy and renewables marketplace. Well-positioned in the energy transition space with proprietary technologies that transform raw gases into clean sources of renewable energy, Xebec’s 1500+ customers range from small to multi-national corporations, governments and municipalities looking to reduce their carbon footprints. Headquartered in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, Xebec has several Sales and Support offices in North America and Europe, as well as two manufacturing facilities in Montréal and Shanghai. Xebec trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol XBC. For more information, www.xebecinc.com.
About BayoTech Inc.
BayoTech is an energy solutions company committed to addressing the need for consistent, cost-effective supply of hydrogen. We offer modular, scalable, and rapidly deployable hydrogen generation plants for on-site hydrogen production that empower our customers to take control of their hydrogen supply chain. BayoTech’s steam methane reformers achieve high energy efficiency without dependence on exported steam by high recuperation of heat for internal use. Further, the BayoTech reformer has a small form factor, allowing it to be deployed at or near the point of use. This significant improvement in efficiency, along with eliminating transportation need, translates into a reduced carbon footprint.