July 20, 2005
BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA -- Alternate Energy Corporation (AEC) (OTCBB: ARGY) yesterday announced that its first alpha-stage unit, the H2 1500-A1, was recently demonstrated before two separate multinational engine companies in the U.S.
This demonstration was set up to review AEC’s small scale, on-demand Hydrogen
Production technology and discuss business opportunities. These Demonstration units will power an internal combustion engine and Astris Energi's model E8 2.4 kW Alkaline Fuel Cell for a number of potential commercial customers.
According to their website, “AEC owns a metallurgic formulation which separates hydrogen
from water at low cost, requiring no electrical energy or external input, and without utilizing or producing any hazardous waste materials. AEC's process involves chemical reactions between a proprietary metal alloy mix and the liquid solution. These metals are plentiful, stable in cost and produce effective, highly purified hydrogen
utilizing a catalytic process.”
Engineers who have reviewed the technology say that this system is capable of producing energy at a price competitive with the current fossil fuel kWh cost of energy.
These demonstration meetings are the beginning of a series of such meetings over the coming months, whereby AEC will be showcasing its hydrogen
production technology to a long list of prospective commercial customers, potential licensees, select government and institutional contacts and other interested commercial parties.
An earlier prototype demonstration took place on May 8, 2005 with interested/involved parties at AEC’s contracted laboratory in Downsview, Ontario, Canada. Now, this H2 1500-A1, alpha stage unit is designed for portable, on-site demonstrations.
AEC says their company is on an accelerated product development timetable to take advantage of several opportunities with targeted organizations.
Alternate Energy Corporation (AEC) intends to provide a hydrogen
fuel system that has mass-deployment economics and provides small-scale, on-demand distributed generation of electricity. Following these product demonstrations with key strategic partners in the first part of 2005, the company plans to then ship initial hydrogen
production and electricity generation systems later in 2005.