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News   April 30, 2009   by Auto Service World

Hydrogen Engine Centre Canada Announces Involvement in World’s Biggest Hydrogen Project

Hydrogen Engine Center, Inc. announced that it will be involved in an $11 million hydrogen energy technology demonstration project at Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport. The airport project is focused on testing and demonstrating hydrogen technologies and fueling infrastructures. Numerous hydrogen usages will be tested within the project, including but not limited to, passenger transportation, cargo handling, various power sources as well as hydrogen “filling” technologies. A main goal of the project is to demonstrate how hydrogen can be integrated into existing environments safely and effectively.

Ted Hollinger, HEC’s founder and Jan Rowinski, HEC Canada’s Board Chairman were in Montreal for the announcement of this project and are pleased that HEC Canada will be responsible for providing and installing up to ten hydrogen-fueled 4.9L internal combustion engines for installation in existing airport luggage tractors. This is a multi-million dollar agreement for which HEC will provide goods and services valued at $1,151,898. Participation in the project involves an in-kind contribution from HEC in the amount of $575,949. Ted Hollinger elaborated on the importance of HEC’s involvement in the project.

“This project has been a long time coming. We are thrilled to be a part of the solution to convert existing airports into a cleaner, greener environment. Our participation in this Hydrogen Demonstration Project will allow the entire world traveling through this airport to witness a sampling of the carbon-free power solutions HEC designs and manufactures.”

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are major partners in the project along with Air Liquide who is participating in the project and acting as the Projects Manager. HEC plans to work directly with Air Liquide on all aspects of the hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engines.

Jan Rowinski stated that, “By working with elite companies such as Air Liquide, we are able to position ourselves as a prime mover. This shows the world we’re ready, willing and able to immediately deliver hydrogen-fueled engines and power solutions on a global scale.”

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