Air Products Introduces Advanced Retail Hydrogen Fuel Dispenser

       Air Products Introduces Advanced Retail Hydrogen Fuel Dispenser

New Consumer-Friendly Model to be Installed at 10 New California Stations

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., June 11, 2013

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD),
the worldwide leader in hydrogen fueling technology, announced today another
innovation and step forward in this developing market with the introduction of
its advanced consumer-friendly retail hydrogen fuel dispenser. The new Air
Products offering is the market's first fully-integrated retail hydrogen
dispenser, mirrors traditional consumer gasoline fueling and payment
practices, and is readily available to meet consumer expectations of refilling
hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles in a safe, fast, reliable, and familiar

"There is a direct benefit in consumer acceptance of new technology in making
the hydrogen fueling experience similar to the traditional vehicle fueling
experience. Air Products adapted all the consumer features and capabilities
of a retail gasoline dispenser into our newest hydrogen fuel dispensing
equipment," said Brian Bonner, global product manager for Hydrogen Energy
Systems at Air Products. "Our extensive experience in hydrogen supply and our
exclusive relationship with an industry-leader of fuel dispensing equipment,
has led to both unique innovations involving hydrogen dispensing technology
and a superior level of safety that is built into the advanced hydrogen

Air Products worked closely with Bennett Pump Company, a leading manufacturer
of fuel dispensing equipment, in developing the advanced hydrogen fuel
dispenser which benefits from the combination of Air Products' vast hydrogen
market experience and Bennett's extensive background in engineering and
manufacturing consumer and retail fuel dispensing products. This advanced
technology will be immediately incorporated into 10 new fueling stations to be
built by Air Products in California starting in 2013. The dispenser's
attractive design and user interface provides the same look, feel, and payment
options as a traditional gasoline dispenser, and may be integrated into any
existing retail point of sale system.

"I am extremely pleased with the end product resulting from the combined
expertise of our two organizations," comments Tom Thompson, president of
Bennett Pump. "We are excited to be on the leading edge pioneering hydrogen
refueling technology alongside a company such as Air Products, where the
shared vision and emphasis on safety and quality are unparalleled."

The hydrogen fuel dispensing equipment, based partially on Bennett's Pacific
Series product, includes SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)-certified
dispensing components, proprietary hydrogen fueling protocols, as well as the
ability to meet SAE's "J2601" fueling requirements. Built on Air Products'
foundation of over 15 years of continuous development and testing, the
dispenser is equipped with a consumer-friendly training interface, the latest
Hydrogen Vehicle Authorization System to provide identification of the type of
vehicle being fueled at the dispenser, and in many areas exceeds applicable
safety code requirements.

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 700,000 
hydrogen fills per year. The company has been involved in over 150 hydrogen
fueling projects in the United States and 20 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 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

About Bennett Pump Company

Spring Lake, Michigan based Bennett Pump Company is a leader in engineering
and manufacturing of fuel dispensing and integrated payment systems technology
for retail and commercial applications including both traditional and
alternative fuels. The company has been in operation since 1919 and
currently does business in more than 90 countries around the world. For more
information, visit

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important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ
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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

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