Proton Energy Systems Announces New Partnership with SupplyCore Middle East

August 3, 2009

WALLINGFORD, Conn., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Global hydrogen energy leader Proton Energy Systems announced today a newly formed partnership with SupplyCore Middle East. SupplyCore Middle East will work with Proton Energy to bring its advanced HOGEN hydrogen generators and patented StableFlow hydrogen purity control technology to electric utility markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The GCC includes the Middle Eastern countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

“Proton Energy is pleased to team up with SupplyCore Middle East to bring our latest and most innovative hydrogen technologies to additional partners in the Persian Gulf region,” said Robert Friedland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proton Energy Systems. “Proton’s onsite hydrogen generating and control systems offer tremendous value by producing hydrogen that is more cost effective, safe and reliable to meet the needs of the electric utility market.”

Proton Energy is the world’s leading supplier of onsite hydrogen generators utilizing PEM (proton exchange membrane) technology, which creates high purity hydrogen from de-mineralized water and electricity. Together, Proton’s HOGEN hydrogen generators and StableFlow control systems extend the life and improve the efficiency and reliability of power plant electric generators, while also reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Proton’s HOGEN and StableFlow products also reduce the risk of personal injury and property damage through chemical exposure, as is more common with traditional hydrogen generation technologies utilizing potassium hydroxide (KOH).

SupplyCore Inc (founded in 1987) and Arwadh Trading Co (founded in 2002) established a partnership in 2003 to improve the representation of US manufacturers in the Middle East. Officially incorporated in 2006 and headquartered in Saudi Arabia, SupplyCore Middle East (SCME) combines the skills and relationships of both organizations to provide supply chain management and logistics services in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for the power generation and water sectors. SupplyCore is recognized for its extensive experience in sales, service and support for power generation equipment, and the company has provided much needed services to governmental and commercial customers throughout the Middle East.

“In today’s global climate, it is critical that we continue to enhance and improve our power generating capabilities, and SupplyCore Middle East is dedicated to providing cutting-edge technology and quality products to our customers,” said Showqi Al-Sawad, Vice President of Business Development at SupplyCore Middle East. “We are excited to work with Proton Energy — a proven international energy leader whose advanced hydrogen generation and control systems contribute to providing safe, efficient and cost-effective power.”

The partnership with SupplyCore Middle East is the latest of several contracts and partnerships Proton Energy has secured in recent months in the power industry — demonstrating its commitment to remaining a strong player in the market. Proton Energy’s commitment to innovation has also been recognized with several recent Department of Defense projects, including developing Regenerative Fuel Cell Systems for backup power and creating advanced fueling systems capable of sustaining a military fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

About Proton Energy Systems

Proton Energy Systems designs and manufactures proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrochemical systems to make hydrogen from water in a zero pollution process producing safe, pure, reliable onsite hydrogen to meet today’s global hydrogen requirements. Proton Energy Systems has been developing and manufacturing world-class electrolysis systems since 1996, with more than 1200 units deployed world-wide, on every continent. With a reputation for building robust, reliable, and safe systems, federal, state, and commercial partners repeatedly seek the creative solutions that Proton Energy Systems has proven it is capable of delivering. For more information, visit www.ProtonEnergy.com.

    Mark Schiller                  Laura Wareck
    Proton Energy Systems          O'Neill and Associates
    203-678-2185                   617-646-1037
    mschiller@protonenergy.com     lwareck@oneillandassoc.com

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