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Topsoe Fuel Cell to Take Delivery of hte Technology for Testing of Fuel Processing Components

LYNGBY, Denmark and HEIDELBERG, Germany [December 14, 2009]

Topsoe Fuel Cell and hte – the high throughput experimentation company today announce the agreement for hte to deliver tailor-made fuel processing technology.

The contract between the two companies was signed earlier this year and comprises the delivery of a proprietary unit for testing various fuel processing components. A particularly remarkable achievement was the short time period of only 5 months for design, construction and assembly of the technology. The unit has recently passed the factory acceptance test in Heidelberg without any complications and has been successfully installed at Topsoe Fuel Cell’s pilot plant in Denmark.

This contract sees an extension to hte’s already successful relationship with the Topsoe Group which began in early 2008. Topsoe Fuel Cell is a subsidiary of Haldor Topsøe, and although the nature of this technology is quite different to that which was delivered to the parent company last year, it further endorses hte’s solid engineering capabilities.

“We are very much looking forward to employing the test station in our fuel processing development for solid oxide fuel cell applications. We have every confidence in hte’s capabilities within the area of complex testing technology due to their extensive engineering experience. We see hte as a reliable partner for Topsoe Fuel Cell” says Jens Ole Gulløv, Technology Demonstration Manager at Topsoe Fuel Cell.

“hte are extremely happy to be working with Topsoe Fuel Cell and see this as a further endorsement of our capabilities. This project will allow hte to further develop and enhance our technology range as well as allowing us to expand our client portfolio once again,” says Dirk Demuth, CEO at hte.

hte observes a growing demand for larger-scale testing capabilities for the purposes of, for example, obtaining data for kinetic modelling, process optimization, catalyst quality control or predictable scale-up from laboratory experimentation to pilot-plant scale. hte complies more and more with this market demand and develops proprietary cutting-edge technologies that fulfil the respective technical requirements. hte will continue to further expand its technology portfolio and thus be a unique partner for R&D organizations in the future - not only in the field of catalysis, but also in the broader scope of energy materials.

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hte – the high throughput experimentation company – is a leading provider of technology solutions and services to clients in the energy, chemical and environmental sectors. These solutions enable significant enhancement in productivity for R&D in catalysis, materials science and formulations. hte brings the benefit of its extensive expertise in deploying methods for high throughput experimentation to its clients via two complimentary offerings: (i) Technology Solutions – implementation of tailored, integrated hardware and software solutions at the client's site; (ii) R&D Solutions – collaborative research programs based at hte's state-of-the-art facilities in Heidelberg.


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