Proton Energy to Deliver HOGENs to US NOAA

July 02, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Proton Energy Systems Inc. (Rocky Hill, CT) announced that the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has ordered up to 10 HOGEN hydrogen generators, which will provide the lift gas for weather balloons that are launched daily in the Caribbean region to collect data on atmospheric conditions. Total value of the contract is believed to be around $605,000.

The initial order for three HOGEN 20 systems, valued at approximately $177,000, includes storage tanks, spare parts kits, installation and training. The units are expected to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of this year. In addition, NOAA has the option under the contract to purchase up to seven more similarly configured hydrogen generators.

Proton's Director of Sales Bob Melusky said, "We are pleased to receive this repeat order from NOAA. Proton won this award based on the excellent field performance of the eight systems we shipped to NOAA sites from Hawaii to Guam. The ability of the HOGEN 20 to reliably generate onsite hydrogen in remote locations, eliminating costly hydrogen bottle delivery, is a key value for NOAA."