Issue: Dec 2009


Quantum Supplies Fueling Technology and Systems to Shell for JFK Airport Hydrogen Refueling Station



by Jon Knox

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., has announced that it has supplied hydrogen refueling technology and key hydrogen infrastructure equipment for the Shell Hydrogen public re-fueling station in New York City, located prominently at the entrance to John F. Kennedy International Airport. This station is part of a cluster of hydrogen refueling stations opened by Shell in New York, in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the US Department of Energy and General Motors. The cluster of stations, located within approximately 30 miles of each other, is configured to provide New York drivers of hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles with greater flexibility and convenience.

Quantum\'s hydrogen infrastructure equipment and systems offer simple, yet safe and reliable refueling solutions, based on patented, proprietary underlying technology that was initially demonstrated in a series of mobile and portable refueling systems for hydrogen vehicles since 2001. The Quantum refueling systems use oil free gas compression technology to deliver hydrogen at high-pressure from a variety of sources, including high pressure cascade systems, industrial hydrogen bottles, bulk tube trailers, and electrolyzer hydrogen generating systems.

Key features of the Quantum hydrogen refueling systems include:

-- Temperature-compensated 10,000 psi (700 bar) or 5,000 psi (350 bar)
fast-fill options
-- High pressure cascade storage up to 15,000 psi (1,000 bar)
-- Available gas pre-chiller system to enable faster fills
-- Compression capacity of up to 9.0 kilograms per hour
-- Automated purge procedure for elimination of air and particle
contamination
-- Hydrogen sensors and safety systems including automated continuous
monitoring.

"We are honored to partner with, and support Shell Hydrogen in their efforts to establish an effective foundation for a hydrogen fueling infrastructure", said Alan P. Niedzwiecki, President and CEO of Quantum. "Hydrogen continues to be an integral part of Quantum\'s business strategy. I believe that clean hydrogen fuel, produced from renewable energy sources such as solar and wind, has the potential to become an integral part of the energy mix for the 21st century".

About Quantum:

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., a fully integrated alternative energy company, is a leader in the development and production of advanced propulsion systems, energy storage technologies, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum\'s portfolio of technologies includes electronic controls, hybrid electric drive systems, hydrogen storage and metering systems and alternative fuel vehicle technologies that enable fuel efficient, low emission hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric, fuel cell, and alternative fuel vehicles. Quantum\'s powertrain engineering, system integration, vehicle manufacturing, and assembly capabilities provide fast-to-market solutions to support the production of hybrid and plug-in hybrid, hydrogen-powered hybrid, fuel cell, natural gas, and specialty vehicles, as well as modular, transportable hydrogen refueling stations. Quantum\'s customer base includes automotive OEMs, dealer networks, fleets, aerospace industry, military and other government entities, and other strategic alliance partners.

More information can be found about Quantum\'s products and services at www.qtww.com.

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