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  Acta S.p.A. (ACTA) - Heliocentris orders Acta's EL100

RNS Number : 3676P
Acta S.p.A.
24 October 2012

Press Release 24 October 2012

                                 Acta S.p.A.


                          ("Acta" or "the Company")


      Heliocentris orders multiple units of Acta's HG100 electrolyser 

Acta S.p.A. (AIM:  ACTA), the  clean energy  products company,  is pleased  to 
announce that it has received a blanket order for multiple units of its  HG100 
hydrogen generator from Heliocentris Energy SolutionsAG ("Heliocentris").

The expected total value of the order once concluded is approximately €150,000
depending on the  product mix  and Acta expects  to complete  delivery of  the 
units during the first half of 2013. Delivery against the order is subject to
call-down of  the  units by  Heliocentris  based on  market  demand  generated 
through Heliocentris' global distribution network for the educational market.

The HG100 is based on Acta's EL100  hydrogen generator which is easy and  safe 
to use and is therefore ideal for Heliocentris' product range for  educational 
institutions and laboratories. Acta has incorporated a number of modifications
to the electrolyser to meet the specific requirements of Heliocentris'  target 
market, including the development of a  dryer module for high purity  hydrogen 
production. The hydrogen generator, named HG100 and branded as a Heliocentris
product, is being  launched today at  the Worlddidac exhibition  in Basel  and 
will be on display at  Heliocentris' stand in hall 5.0  at booth No. D50  from 
24th - 26th October 2012.

The Worlddidac  is a  Global Trade  Fair for  Educational Resources  which  is 
recognised as an essential meeting point for the sector and 30% of the world's
wholesale trade in education resources.

Heliocentris has an exclusive  global license to sell  Acta's products to  the 
educational market  and  in return  has  committed to  buying  alkaline  solid 
membrane electrolyser products exclusively from Acta.

Paolo Bert, Chief  Executive of Acta  commented: "Acta is  delighted with  the 
continued interest from  Heliocentris in  our electrolyser  products. This  is 
further endorsement and recognition of our technology. It cements our  already 
strong partnership and demonstrates  the increasing demand  in the market  for 
low cost electrolyser technology which produces clean and dry hydrogen."

Ayad  Abul-Ella,  Chief  Executive  of  Heliocentris  commented:"Acta's  HG100 
hydrogen generator is ideal for integration into our educational products  and 
applied research products. We are pleased to add the hydrogen generator to our
growing range and look forward to showing the advantages of the technology  to 
our educational market customers at Worlddidac Basel 2012."


                                   - ENDS-

For further information please contact:

Acta S.p.A                            

Paul Barritt, Chief Financial Officer Tel: +39 050 644281


Altium Capital (Nominated Advisor)    

Adrian Reed / Phil Frame              Tel: +44 845 505 4343

Seymour Pierce Limited (Broker)       Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 8000

Mark Percy / David Banks              


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Abchurch Communications Limited    Tel: +44 20 7398 7712

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About Acta S.p.A.

Acta S.p.A.  is  a developer  and  manufacturer of  a  range of  clean  energy 
products.  Its  product   line  includes   market-leading  compact   hydrogen 
generators (electrolysers) which produce pure, dry and compressed hydrogen  in 
a way that is easy-to-use and completely safe, and the Company is committed to
integrating its award-winning electrolysers with renewable energy sources.

Acta's  cost-competitive   electrolysers  are   based  on   its   proprietary, 
inexpensive environmental  catalyst  and  hydrogen  conversion  technologies. 
These products help overcome the barriers to the adoption of fuel cells,  most 
notably the lack of a local hydrogen infrastructure.

Acta's  low-cost  hydrogen  generators  represent  a  unique  breakthrough  in 
electrolyser technology. They can operate  using mains power or  intermittent 
renewable energy, and produce clean, dry hydrogen already at pressure for  use 
in fuel  cell and  other applications.  This unique  combination of  features 
avoids the system complexity and energy  cost of further cleaning, drying  and 
compression of  the hydrogen,  resulting in  a simple,  compact, low-cost  and 
highly efficient  system that  is  ideally suited  for energy  conversion  and 
storage applications. In such applications, which include battery replacement
and renewable energy  storage, low cost  and high efficiency  are critical  to 
commercial viability, while hydrogen compression  is essential for the  energy 
density of the  system. No other  water electrolyser currently  on the  market 
offers this combination of benefits.

Acta is focusing on delivering its products to markets with high volume demand
for high-value environmental solutions  (transport, back-up power, energy  and 
leisure). It  is  accelerating  the commercialisation  of  its  products  via 
partnerships with original equipment  manufacturers (OEMs), distributors,  and 
agents in these sectors,  and intends to drive  down production costs at  high 
volume via contract manufacturing.

Acta S.p.A. is based near Pisa, Italy,  and was admitted to trading on AIM  in 
October 2005.

About Heliocentris

Heliocentris specialises in autonomous energy supply and energy efficiency
solutions with the aim of replacing diesel generators with "zero-emission"
products. The company, which was founded in Berlin in 1995, develops and
markets systems and turnkey solutions for customers in industry and science
and has three business areas: Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy and Didactic.
With a subsidiary in Vancouver, offices in Dubai and Singapore and customers
in more than 60 countries, Heliocentris is well positioned internationally.

The "Energy Efficiency" area specialises in energy efficiency, monitoring and
management solutions for autonomous energy supply solutions. With the existing
solutions, diesel consumption in applications such as mobile phone network
base stations can be reduced by up to 50%, while the cost of operating such
facilities can be reduced by up to 70%. The solutions are being commercially
rolled out in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The "Clean Energy" area focuses on "zero-emission" solutions for autonomous
energy supply, including solutions for supplying electricity to off-grid
applications such as monitoring stations, telecommunications facilities or
self-sufficient houses. Heliocentris has already successfully demonstrated its
expertise in this area in numerous projects with renowned partners across the

The "Didactic" area offers a range of learning and research systems for fuel
cell and solar hydrogen technology and other regenerative energy technology.
The comprehensive range of products and services makes Heliocentris one of the
world's leading companies in its field.

                     This information is provided by RNS
           The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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