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Clean Energy Investments and Hy9 Establish Strategic Partnership to Provide On-Site Hydrogen Power Systems for the African Telecom Market
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 14, 2013 02:00 AM
HOPKINTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 -- Hy9 (http://www.hy9.com), the leading provider of point-of-use, high purity hydrogen generation products for fuel cells, and Clean Energy Investments focused on creating viable and sustainable hydrogen end-to-end standby power solutions for the African Market, today announced a Strategic Partnership to facilitate the deployment of stand-alone power systems to enable the deployment of wireless communication systems in Africa.
Gavin Coetzer, Clean Energy Investments CEO, said, "The unique conditions in South Africa and Africa have created a market ready for the adoption of Hydrogen Fuels. As compressed hydrogen is not always readily available in the majority of African countries we have partnered with Hy9 to produce hydrogen on site for our Altergy Fuel Cells. The integrated solution will allow us to promote fuel cells beyond the reach of the present compressed hydrogen distribution network."
Gary Clarke, Hy9's president and CEO, said, "Telecommunications, data centers, and other mission-critical applications benefit greatly from the uninterrupted, on-demand power made possible by fuel cell systems coupled to on-site hydrogen generation. We are excited to team up with Clean Energy Investments to bring this power system to Sub-Saharan Africa. With their substantial knowledge of the communications industry in Africa, Clean Energy Investments is well positioned to meet the requirements of customers requiring cost effective, reliable power."
Hy9 and Clean Energy Investments will work together to integrate fuel cell stationary power systems with Hy9's HGS on-site hydrogen generators for turnkey backup power systems suitable for African markets including locations with no grid power. The Hy9 fuel processor, or reformer, converts a liquid fuel, in this case methanol and water, into hydrogen for use with fuel cell power systems eliminating the nearly constant supply of hydrogen cylinders required for off-grid locations.
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