Fairchild Enters Agreement for Hydrogen Production Technology.
According to Fairchild, the pyrolysis steam reformer technology, dubbed "PyStR," was originally invented in the U.S. by a leading researcher in hydrogen and gasification technology and operations. The company noted that Wilf Ouelette, a director of Fairchild and Syngas, discovered the technology and acquired the licenses, which he then assigned to Fairchild/Syngas.
"The technology is the most advanced process I have seen producing high-purity hydrogen, and the cost structure is more economical than competitive technologies," said Ouelette.
Using PyStR, Fairchild said it expects to be capable of producing 99.9-percent pure hydrogen from a variety of inputs, including coal and biomass, using its existing gas generators.
The technology was acquired for cash consideration, with Syngas agreeing to pay a one-time royalty fee per generator of $214.83 per million BTU (GCV) heat input per hour for hydrogen production and two percent of gross sales for non-hydrogen producing apparatus.
Contact: Fairchild, phone 888-646-5611, website http://www.fairchildinternational.com.
(EIN STAFF: 11/1)
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|Publication:||Fuel Cells Today|
|Date:||Nov 3, 2005|
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