100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Hydrogenics Corporation (“Hydrogenics”), a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products, today announced that it has secured orders for electrolyzers with customers in Russia and the Middle East. In Russia, Hydrogenics will supply a large industrial company in the city of Tomsk with a HySTAT unit for the production of light bulbs. The other order, with Siemens AG (NYSE:SI), is for an electrolyzer to be used at a seawater desalination and power plant being built in Saudi Arabia; this award, the first for Hydrogenics directly with Siemens, includes outdoor housing, a hydrogen purification device, and auxiliary systems. Both orders are expected to be shipped during the second half of 2010.

“These awards once again show the strength of our brand across markets and industries,” said Daryl Wilson, Hydrogenics President and CEO. “We are pleased to be bringing additional electrolyzers to both Russia and Saudi Arabia — considered key markets for Hydrogenics — and proud to be working directly with Siemens for the very first time. In Saudi Arabia, our system will be used at a power plant that also desalinates seawater on a very large scale; the plant, known as Shuaibah-3, is the first independent water and power project (IWPP) in the country and will supply 194 million gallons of water daily as well as 900 megawatts of electricity when fully up and running. As usual, our hydrogen generation units were selected because of their high quality, ease of integration, and robustness — qualities that help maintain our leadership position worldwide.”