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Distributor of Palladium Hydrogen Purifiers Appointed

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Power+Energy And Epichem Establish Sales Alliance

P+E Hydrogen purifiers will be sold via epichem sales force and distributors.

IVYLAND, PA../EWORLDWIRE/Nov 18, 2004

Power+Energy Inc.(P+E) and Epichem Group, Ltd. of Bromborough, U.K. are pleased to announce the establishment of a global sales alliance. This alliance (which excludes Japan) provides sales representation for Power+Energy’s Palladium alloy hydrogen purifier product lines through Epichem’s sales force and global distributor network.

 The principal market for these purifiers is for the fabrication of compound semiconductors including light emitting diodes (LEDs), laser diodes and other high-performance semiconductors including silicon carbide devices.
Epichem is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals to the semiconductor industry and is a dominant supplier of metalorganic materials used to produce compound semiconductors.
Power+Energy Inc. is a leading supplier of equipment that converts commercially available hydrogen to ultra-high purity (UHP) hydrogen containing less than one part per billion total impurities, which is necessary for critical semiconductor processing.

This alliance provides an opportunity for Epichem to extend the range of process chemical solutions offered to its customer base. At the same time, the alliance gives P+E access to a well trained, global sales force with established relationships at targeted customers worldwide. Both firms are focused on providing leading-edge products that are designed to improve customer productivity through advanced delivery solutions ensuring consistently high quality.
Founded in 1983, Epichem manufactures a range of high purity specialty chemicals for the electronics, optoelectronics, glass and pharmaceutical industries. With global manufacturing and distribution facilities, for a full range of volatile precursors for the compound semiconductor industry, Epichem exports throughout Europe, the U.S., and the rapidly growing markets in Japan and Southeast Asia. Epichem’s strong research and development background ensures that the products offered fulfill current and future customer demands. The company’s liquid bulk delivery system, EpiFill(TM), and its continuous liquid level sensor, EpiSensor(TM), make Epichem the leader in innovation.
Power+Energy Inc., established in 1993, is a privately held firm based near Philadelphia. P+E develops and manufactures palladium alloy hydrogen purifiers and separators for a number of applications including semiconductor fabrication, laboratory applications and for fuel cell development. P+E has a worldwide customer base and supplies hydrogen purifiers to many leading producers of advanced semiconductors. Additional information on the company and its products is available at www.powerandenergy.com,  through the Epichem sales team and its website, www.epichem.com.

About Power+Energy

Power & Energy is headquartered in Pennsylvania, USA. Established in 1993, the company’s mission is to enable the hydrogen economy and promote energy efficiency through the application of micro-channel technologies. The company provides a full range of micro-channel hydrogen purifiers to ultra-high purity users across the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Power & Energy is leading the way to the hydrogen economy with proprietary manufacturing and patented hydrogen purification, separation and generation technologies. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel palladium-alloy hydrogen purifiers purify any grade of hydrogen to nine-nines purity, meeting the most stringent requirements for semiconductor fabrication processes, including light emitting diode manufacture, solar cell manufacture and the manufacture of other compound and silicon semiconductors. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel hydrogen purifiers are also ideal for metallurgy, R&D, and instrumentation applications. Power & Energy’s Micro-Channel membrane systems can also be used to efficiently separate hydrogen from reformed fuels and synthesis gas mixtures.
Power & Energy is now applying its hydrogen expertise to the fuel cell vehicle refueling market. Power & Energy has recognized that highly compact, low cost, and efficient hydrogen generators that can convert existing liquid fuels to hydrogen at the refueling station will enable the rapid development of the hydrogen refueling infrastructure that fuel-cell vehicles will require. The company’s expertise in the design and manufacture of micro-channel gas processors provides the basis for this exciting new venture.

For further information, contact Noel Leeson, Power & Energy Inc., 106 Railroad Drive, Ivyland, PA 18974-1449, e-mail sales@powerandenergy.com.

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