(Photo above | Courtesy of e1
Element 1 Corp (dba e1) announced a technology license agreement for the S-Series Hydrogen Generator with a global manufacturing company based in Asia. Under the agreement e1 will provide industry-leading hydrogen generation technology as well as engineering consulting services to advance future versions of the customer’s fuel cell power systems.
Fuel cells are an important component of China’s plan to invest in clean energy. e1’s hydrogen generation technologies are helping the China realize the commercialization of hydrogen energy.
e1 is a developer of hydrogen generation technology. They design and develop small-scale and micro-scale chemical and engineering processes for the energy sector. The processes enable commercialization of clean-energy and alternative-energy technology. By licensing their IP to strategic partners they are able to reduce barriers to the adoption of hydrogen technology and fuel cells.
e1’s new licensee is a long-time established company based in Taiwan and is focused on producing high-quality, clean-energy technologies for Asia and Europe. They have been working with fuel-cell related technologies for the last ten years and are now ready to bring their latest fuel cell power solution to telecom providers in Southeast Asia.
“We continue to see increased levels of fuel cell activity from OEMs throughout the global energy industry,” said Dave Edlund, e1’s chief executive officer. “We have a long history working with this company, and have been impressed with the capabilities that they bring to the rapidly growing hydrogen economy.”
Dr. Edlund is responsible for technical development, manufacturing, and strategic business development at e1. He is a veteran of the fuel cell industry with over 20 years’ experience in developing hydrogen generation and purification technology.
e1’s hydrogen generator product family economically and reliably produce pure hydrogen on-site to support fuel-cell power solutions including hydrogen fueling stations, merchant hydrogen, and lighter-than-air lifting bodies.
China has seen miraculous economic growth in the past twenty years but in doing so has devastatingly polluted their environment. Now they are investing in new, cleaner technologies which includes converting their two million diesel busses to fuel cells.
e1 has made five licensing agreements in China in the past year. They partnered with Tanaka Kikinzoku K.K. to license e1’s hydrogen purifier technology for fuel cell applications and entered a joint venture with China Aqueous Group to mass produce fuel cell power systems for the Chinese Telecom market. More recent partnerships with Synergy Power Technologies and Blue-G New Energy Science and Technology Corporation have continued to advance the manufacturing and use of refueling stations and on-board hydrogen generation with China’s fuel cell buses.
“At e1, we are uniquely positioned to offer our licensing partners bundled technology solutions providing access to our intellectual property focused on hydrogen generation and integrated fuel cell systems. The increased activity in clean-energy technologies, together with e1’s expanding list of technical and economic advantages are the primary drivers behind the five new agreements e1 has implemented over the last year with Asian-based companies,” said Edlund.
e1 will host their new partners in Bend for two weeks to teach them how to manufacture the product then e1 will spend time with them in Taiwan helping get the manufacturing underway. e1 typical takes a partnership from concept to production within one year.
In addition to partners in China, e1 is looking into licensing partnerships with companies in India, Europe and South Africa.