Tanaka licenses e1’s hydrogen purifier technology targeting fuel cell applications
Bend, Oregon, USA., February 08, 2017 – Element 1 Corp (dba e1) today announced the signing of a strategic licensing agreement with Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. e1 is a leading developer of small-scale to micro-scale clean energy technologies, including advanced hydrogen generation systems, flare-gas refinement solutions, and gas-to-liquid processes. The agreement will allow Tanaka to utilize its world-class expertise in manufacturing precious-metal products to produce and sell hydrogen purifiers on a global basis utilizing Element 1’s proprietary technology.
The purifiers produced by Tanaka are designed to be utilized in large and diverse market applications such as hydrogen generators for fuel cells, hydrogen fueling stations, merchant hydrogen for manufacturing, and other primary applications.
“The hydrogen purifier technology licensed from Element 1 will be a great addition to Tanaka’s comprehensive clean tech products including Hydrogen Permeable Films and Fuel Cell Catalysts. This, we believe, further enhances technical synergy of our clean tech portfolio to drive the steady growth of global demand for environmental solutions underpinning the clean and sustainable society.” stated Toru Shoji, Technical Vice President of Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo, K.K.
“We are very excited about the relationship Element 1 has established with Tanaka. I am confident that our technology coupled with Tanaka’s manufacturing capability and high quality standards will result in a superior hydrogen purifier,” stated Dave Edlund, Chairman and CEO of Element 1 Corp.
About Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo
K.K. Tanaka Kikinzoku Group is the leading Japanese precious metals trader, refiner and manufacturer with a history well over a hundred years. Although best known internationally for its high specification industrial products, which are used in a wide array of applications ranging from furnace for the glass industry through to fuel cell components, the group also produces and trades in a variety of materials of bullion and platinum group metals, coins and bars which are acceptable ‘good delivery’ on most markets and exchanges such as London, New York and Tokyo. The group is also active environmentally, and is one of the world largest recyclers of platinum group metals.