QuestAir Technologies Inc.

QuestAir Technologies Inc.

August 25, 2006 08:00 ET

QuestAir H-3200 Hydrogen Purifier Installed at SunLine Transit Hydrogen Station

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 25, 2006) - QuestAir Technologies Inc. (TSX:QAR)(AIM:QAR) announced today that one of its H-3200 hydrogen purifiers has been successfully installed at a hydrogen fueling station operated by SunLine Transit Agency ("SunLine Transit" or "SunLine") in Thousand Palms, California.

QuestAir's H-3200 is incorporated into a commercial on-site hydrogen generator supplied by HyRadix Inc., a Chicago-based company and a leading provider of on-site hydrogen generation systems and supply solutions. HyRadix's commercial Adeo™ hydrogen fuel generator replaces a prototype Adeo™ system that has operated at the SunLine Transit hydrogen station since 2004. The new hydrogen generator provides hydrogen fuel for SunLine's current hydrogen-powered vehicles, as well as supporting SunLine's plans for future expansion of its hydrogen bus fleet.

Jonathan Wilkinson, President and CEO of QuestAir said that QuestAir has had a long association with the SunLine Transit hydrogen station, having supplied a hydrogen purifier to an earlier hydrogen generator installed at the station in 1998.

"We are extremely pleased with the successful start-up of the H-3200 as part of HyRadix's Adeo™ hydrogen generator. The system performance has fully met expectations since installation, producing high purity hydrogen that meets the demanding purity specifications of the major fuel cell vehicle manufacturers."

The H-3200 unit was supplied under the terms of a supply agreement with HyRadix announced in June 2005.

About QuestAir H-3200

QuestAir's H-3200 purifies hydrogen-containing gas streams to high purity hydrogen for use in industrial processes, on-site hydrogen plants and hydrogen fueling stations. The H-3200's optimized Pressure Swing Adsorption ("PSA") process and proprietary rotary valve technology deliver higher efficiency than conventional PSA systems in a more compact, cost effective package. Since the product launch in 2003, QuestAir has sold more than 30 H-3200 systems to customers in Europe, Japan and North America.

About QuestAir Technologies Inc.

QuestAir Technologies, Inc. is a developer and supplier of proprietary gas purification systems for several large international markets, including existing markets such as oil refining, biogas production and natural gas processing, and emerging markets such as fuel cell power plants and fuel cell vehicle refueling stations. QuestAir is based in Burnaby, British Columbia and its shares trade on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange Plc. and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "QAR".

About HyRadix

HyRadix is the leader in providing proven, on-site hydrogen generation systems and supply solutions. Based in Chicago, HyRadix serves the global market by providing dependable hydrogen solutions for industrial and consumer manufacturing processes and transportation refueling applications. Through its proprietary technology, HyRadix is meeting the rapidly growing global demand for lower-cost hydrogen. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • QuestAir Technologies Inc.
    Andrew Hall
    Director, Corporate Development
    (604) 453-6967
    Buchanan Communications - UK media contact
    Charles Ryland
    +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
    Buchanan Communications - UK media contact
    Ben Willey
    +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
    James Hoggan & Associates - Canadian media contact
    Terry Foster
    (604) 739-7500