Hydrogen Purifier Sales Office in Japan


Power And Energy Establishes Branch Office In Japan

Newly established Yokohama site will provide regional sales and customer support.


Power and Energy, Inc. (P+E) has recently established a branch office in Yokohama City, Japan. This office will provide sales and customer support to new and existing customers of P+E’s hydrogen purifier and separator product lines. According to P+E’s founder and CEO, Dr. Peter Bossard, “The establishment of a branch office is a direct reflection of Power and Energy’s commitment to Japan’s semiconductor and fuel cell industries. Japan has consistently represented a large portion of our hydrogen purifier business. With the establishment of our new line of hydrogen membrane products designed to specifically to extract hydrogen from reformed fuels, we believe that Japan will also represent a major market for fuel cell and related hydrogen energy applications.”

In a related move, P+E has appointed Toshio Wakui as General Manager of the Japan Branch and Shinya Kamei has been named Manager of Sales and Customer Support. “Mr. Wakui and Mr. Kamei have extensive knowledge of P+E’s product line allowing them to provide excellent support to customers in Japan,” said Al Stubbmann, P+E Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
P+E supplies hydrogen purifiers with capacities ranging from small bench-top laboratory needs to large bulk purifier systems that provide ultra-pure hydrogen for entire fabs (semiconductor fabrication factories). These customers require high reliability supply and consistently high quality to support their critical semiconductor process applications. Two of these bulk hydrogen purifier systems have been installed at key fabs in Japan in the past year.
The company now offers membrane-based hydrogen separators and reactors for a variety of applications including the generation of hydrogen from alternative (non-petroleum derived) fuels. The company has several contracts with the U.S. Navy and Army to deliver hydrogen separators for use with methanol and diesel fuels. P+E is now accepting orders for hydrogen separators and is seeking collaborative partnerships with firms developing reformers, hydrogen generators, fuel cells and integrated power generation systems. Given the strong leadership position of Japanese companies in hydrogen and fuel cells, P+E believes that many opportunities exist for cooperation in this region.

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.