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

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

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 22, 2013

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 workingwith NASA on this unique project in
fuel-efficiency."

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 www.airproducts.com/h2energy.

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
http://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
expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding
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, 2012.

SOURCE Air Products

Website: http://www.airproducts.com
Contact: Media Inquiries: Art George, +1-610-481-1340,
georgeaf@airproducts.com; Investor Inquiries: Simon Moore, +1-610-481-7461,
mooresr@airproducts.com
 
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