Air Products' Technology Contributes to Cleveland RTA's Passengers' Zero Emission Ride

Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:45pm EST

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LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa.,  Jan. 22, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products' (NYSE: APD)
proprietary hydrogen dispensing and infrastructure technology was featured today
in  Cleveland, Ohio  where the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority 
(RTA), in coordination with the  NASA  Glenn Research Center, held a hydrogen
fuel cell bus program media event.

Air Products provided the  hydrogen  fueling station dispensing unit, and
hydrogen compression and storage technologies, which were installed working with
NASA contractor  Sierra Lobo, Inc. and are located at RTA's Hayden Garage in
East Cleveland.  At this location Air Products' technology will be compressing,
storing, and providing hydrogen produced from an on-site electrolysis unit,
separating water into hydrogen and oxygen, to a 40-foot, 57 passenger bus that
will transport RTA passengers between 60 to 80 miles a day for six to eight
hours daily. The new hydrogen bus at RTA is powered by a UTC Power PureMotion
fuel cell system, which runs on hydrogen and is free of harmful emissions.

"We've been involved with several  mass transit  hydrogen fuel cell projects
around the country and the world and are pleased to play an important role in 
Cleveland's project.  The technology for hydrogen feeding fuel cells to power
transportation vehicles is proven. Cleveland RTA riders will now experience that
first-hand, and do so riding in a bus without any emissions other than water
vapor," said  Robert Kelly, business development manager for Hydrogen Energy
Systems at Air Products.

"RTA is the first transit system in  Ohio, and one of the few in the nation, to
produce its own hydrogen fuel," said  Joseph Calabrese, CEO and general manager
for RTA. "We are glad to be working with NASA on this unique project in

Air Products' most recent mass transit project involvement was in 2012 in 
Michigan  with the commissioning of a fueling station and related infrastructure
equipment.  Details on Air Products' portfolio of hydrogen fueling station
technologies are provided at

Air Products,  the leading global supplier of hydrogen to refineries  to assist
in producing cleaner burning transportation fuels, has vast experience in the
hydrogen fueling industry. In fact, several sites today for certain hydrogen
fueling applications are fueling at rates of over 75,000 refills per year.  Use
of the company's fueling technology is increasing and is over 500,000 hydrogen
fills per year. The company has been involved in over 150 hydrogen fueling
projects in  the United States  and 19 countries worldwide.   Cars, trucks,
vans, buses, scooters, forklifts, locomotives, planes, cell towers, material
handling equipment, and even submarines have been fueled with trend-setting Air
Products' technologies.   

Air Products has more than 50 years of hydrogen experience and an extensive
patent portfolio with over 50 patents in hydrogen dispensing technology.  Air
Products provides liquid and gaseous hydrogen and a variety of enabling devices
and protocols for fuel dispensing at varied pressures.  Hydrogen for these
stations can be delivered to a site via truck or pipeline, produced by natural
gas reformation, biomass conversion, or by electrolysis, including electrolysis
that is solar and wind driven.  

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE: APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company
has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. More than 20,000 employees in over 50 countries supply innovative
solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include
semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas
liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2012, Air Products
had sales approaching  $10 billion. For more information, visit  

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assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors.
Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections
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factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the
Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended  September 30, 2012.

SOURCE  Air Products

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