August 25, 2004

Toronto’s first public hydrogen refuelling station opened

Toronto, Ontario – Hydrogenics, a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen and fuel cell systems, unveiled the first of four Hydrogenics’ projects to be part of Toronto’s Hydrogen Village. The unveiling of the Company’s HyLYZER hydrogen refueller took place at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) as part of the CNE’s Green Day event.

Hydrogenics also announced it has received a $4.25 million strategic investment from the Government of Canada’s Hydrogen Early Adopters (h2EA) program that will help in establishing the four unique projects in which Hydrogenics will lead a consortium of partners. The total value of the projects is over $10 million.

“We are pleased to be at the core of the larger Hydrogen Village initiative and to have this show of government support,” said Pierre Rivard, President and CEO of Hydrogenics. “These projects and the technology portfolio that they encompass are at the heart of what Hydrogenics does. It will allow us to showcase our technologies in our hometown and demonstrate the potential for early market adoption in several key industries like fleet transportation, light mobility transportation and back-up power generation.”

Hydrogenics’ HyLYZER refueller at Exhibition Place is Toronto’s first public hydrogen refuelling station. During the CNE the refueller will use electricity generated by the Wind Turbine, sited at Exhibition Place, to produce clean hydrogen. The hydrogen will be used to refuel a range of fuel cell powered demonstration vehicles at the event, all powered by Hydrogenics’ fuel cell power module technology. The vehicles on site include a forklift, a John Deere commercial work vehicle, and a GEM ‘neighbourhood’ vehicle.

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