July 15, 2007 23:00 ET

IdaTech Secures Two Additional Contracts for Large-Scale Hydrogen Purification With HyPurium™ Membrane

BEND, OR--(Marketwire - July 15, 2007) - IdaTech, LLC, a fuel cell solutions developer and manufacturer, announces that the company has secured two contracts based on IdaTech's hydrogen purification expertise. Focused on the patented hydrogen purification technology, the HyPurium™ membrane, the contracts enable future development of hydrogen purification on a large scale.

In partnership with a Japanese company, one contract will focus on the testing and evaluation of IdaTech's purification technologies for use in distributed hydrogen production. This award, the second recent contract with a Japanese company, is indicative of the deepening of IdaTech's relationships in that important market. The second award, in collaboration with a European military contractor, is focused on the operation of the HyPurium™ membrane for high-power military applications. Both contracts open the door for future awards based on IdaTech's hydrogen reformation and purification capabilities.

"Following the US$3 million award for the development program in Japan last year, these contracts further demonstrate the commercial value of IdaTech's proprietary technology beyond small scale fuel cell applications," said IdaTech president and CEO Hal Koyama. "IdaTech continues to identify high value opportunities that are synergistic with our core technology and product portfolio. We believe our broad technology position is a significant differentiator from other fuel cell companies with a more narrow range of applicability and markets."

About IdaTech

IdaTech develops and manufactures clean and reliable PEM fuel cell solutions for telecommunication, commercial and industrial backup power from 1 to 15 kW. IdaTech's technologies provide solutions for a wide range of applications from portable to off grid power.

IdaTech's portfolio of industry-certified fuel cell solutions are based on the company's fuel processing, fuel cell stack and power module and fuel cell system integration capabilities. IdaTech's ElectraGen™ product, which targets the backup power market, is commercially available and its iGen™ product, which targets the portable and remote power markets, is at an advanced stage of development. In addition, IdaTech is developing other products based on the same technology to target a number of additional markets.

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