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News   June 21, 2006   by Auto Service World

New Fuel Horizons in China


Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., today announced that it was awarded a contract by Synthesis Energy System, Inc. to develop modular stationary power generators that operate on hydrogen-rich synfuel for deployment in China.
The synfuel-fueled power generators will be an integral component of syngas and co-generation facilities being developed in China by SES for large industrial customers.
SES is working with large industrial customers to develop syngas and co-/poly-generation facilities.
SES is developing projects based on innovative gasification technologies that convert low cost and abundant indigenous fuels, like coal, into high value commodities, such as synfuel, thus reducing dependence on traditional petroleum or natural gas feedstocks. SES co-generation projects can cleanly produce multiple commodities, such as electricity, steam, hydrogen, carbon monoxide, nitrogen, and oxygen for use in diversified manufacturing operations from computer chips to petrochemicals, or as a basic building block for synthetic fuel production, including methanol, ethanol, and diesel fuel.
Quantum will apply its alternative fuel and hydrogen engine expertise to the development and optimization of the stationary power generators.
Quantum will engineer a state-of-the-art OEM-caliber hydrogen-rich synfuel system, optimize the performance of the generator system, and perform verification testing of the systems.
“Quantum is pleased to have been selected to develop and supply the synfuel power generators to support the growing industrial base in China,” said Alan P. Niedzwiecki, President and CEO of Quantum.
“With oil prices continuing to stay above $70 per barrel, the need for energy efficiency and a diverse energy supply are in growing demand worldwide. We believe that innovative approaches, such as these synfuel power generators, to utilize indigenous fuels in an environmentally friendly and fuel efficient manner will be needed now and into the future.”
“SES is excited to work with Quantum on this power solution for the Chinese market,” added Timothy Vail, CEO of SES.
“We continue to see very attractive opportunities to provide efficient clean energy solutions to industrial consumers in China and elsewhere. We believe the need for innovative technology based energy solutions is just now being recognized.”


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