Air Products is the Exclusive Hydrogen Fueler for World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 Ride-n-Drive Events

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June 06, 2012

Air Products’ (NYSE: APD) hydrogen fueling technology is the exclusive fueling supplier for the ride-n-drive events at the World Hydrogen Energy Conference 2012 being held this week (June 3-7) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Air Products is providing its mobile hydrogen fueling technology to fuel the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles of several automobile manufacturers participating in the media and public ride-n-drive opportunities held in the Yonge Dundas Square in Toronto.

“We are pleased to provide the fueling for this segment of the World Hydrogen Energy Conference. Our mobile hydrogen fueling technology is ideal for demonstration events like ride-n-drives and is often the choice for customers wanting to conduct hydrogen fueling evaluations before transitioning to our permanent hydrogen fueling station technology,” said Nick Mittica, commercial manager – Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products. “Ride-n-drives are an excellent way for people to get the experience of driving a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle and to realize first-hand that the capability for hydrogen fueling is here today.”

“The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is very happy to have Air Products as the hydrogen fueler for the ride-n-drive events during our World Hydrogen Energy Conference,” said Terry Kimmel, vice president of the CHFCA. In addition to the ride-n-drive opportunity in the Yonge Dundas Square, there are also informational sessions conducted and educational material on display to increase awareness of the hydrogen and fuel cell sector.

The mobile hydrogen fueler is part of the diverse portfolio of hydrogen fueling technologies deployed by Air Products around the world. The versatile technology comes complete with fuel storage and dispensing, and can be transported from location to location to provide hydrogen fueling for both short and long-term fueling needs. The fueler can be remotely monitored and is designed to provide daily, around-the-clock hydrogen vehicle fueling availability. It is able to dispense hydrogen without the need for a utility hook-up as solar panels on the top of the fuelers provide the electrical power for the dispensing unit. In all, Air Products has 20 mobile fuelers at locations in North America. Details on Air Products’ portfolio of hydrogen fueling station technologies are provided at www.airproducts.com/h2energy.  

Air Products, the leading global supplier of hydrogen to refineries to assist in the production of cleaner burning transportation fuels, has unique experience in the hydrogen fueling industry. These varied fueling applications provide an opportunity to assess consumer experiences, evaluate product performance and advance product improvements. In fact, in certain market applications, fueling rates at several individual sites of over 15,000 refills per year are occurring. The company has placed over 150 hydrogen fueling stations in the United States and 19 countries worldwide. Cars, trucks, vans, buses, scooters, forklifts, locomotives, planes, cell towers, material handling equipment, and even submarines have been fueled with trend-setting technologies that involve Air Products’ know-how, equipment and hydrogen. Use of the company’s technology is increasing and is currently over 370,000 hydrogen fills per year.

Air Products has more than 50 years of hydrogen experience and is on the forefront of hydrogen energy technology development. Air Products has an extensive patent portfolio with over 50 patents in hydrogen dispensing technology. Air Products provides liquid and gaseous hydrogen, and HCNG (hydrogen/compressed natural gas) fueling, and has developed a variety of enabling devices and protocols for fuel dispensing at varied pressures. Hydrogen for these stations can be delivered to a site via truck, produced by natural gas reformation, biomass conversion, or by electrolysis, including electrolysis that is solar and wind driven.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 18,000 employees in over 40 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had sales of approximately $10 billion. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2011.

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