Air Products' PRISM® PB Membranes are the Key Component of quasar energy group's Biomethane Refueling Facility

   Air Products' PRISM® PB Membranes are the Key Component of quasar energy
                    group's Biomethane Refueling Facility

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products' (NYSE:APD)
PRISM^® Membrane technology is enabling vehicles to run on methane at quasar
energy group's biomethane refueling facility in Columbus, Ohio. PRISM^® PB
Membrane modules are the key component of quasar's biofueling plant, which
uses anaerobic digestion to convert biogas generated from waste products into
purified biomethane. The purified methane produced by quasar is currently
fueling 25-50 municipal trucks, fleet vehicles, and non-commercial CNG
vehicles every day.

"It is exciting to provide our PRISM Membrane technology to a company like
quasar and see it play a key role in a process that basically takes waste --
some of which would have traditionally been hauled to a solid waste landfill
-- and converts it to energy," said Mark Kappes, business manager of membranes
at Air Products. "This project illustrates Air Products' commitment to
biofuels and renewable energy, and is another example of how our technology
solutions are helping customers minimize their impact on the environment."

"quasar is committed to producing fuel from organic waste at our anaerobic
digestion systems," said Melvin R. Kurtz, president of quasar. "We are proud
to collaborate with Air Products to demonstrate the viability of their PRISM
Membrane technology in biogas applications."

Air Products' PRISM PB Membrane modules are the cost-effective way to
manufacture a continuous stream of biomethane on-site. These robust modules
contain hollow fiber membranes that use selective permeation to remove
unwanted components from the biogas stream, producing methane that is greater
than 97% pure. The resulting stream of high-quality methane is suitable for
fueling vehicles, feeding into the gas grid, or any other outlet that uses
natural gas.

Air Products is a leader in the production of gas separation membranes.
PRISM^® Membranes are used in a variety of industries including aerospace,
energy, food and beverage, and transportation. The company manufactures PRISM
Membranes in St. Louis, Mo., with technical engineers located globally. More
information about Air Products' PRISM^® offerings can be found at
www.airproducts.com/prism.

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
www.airproducts.com. 

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable
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important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ
materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking
statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including
risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended
September 30, 2011.

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