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Xebec Announces PSA Supply Agreement with Haffner Energy for Cost-Effective Green Hydrogen Production


- Partnership further cements Xebec’s hydrogen leadership in providing technology for industrial and fuel cell applications -

Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSX: XBC) (“Xebec”), a global provider of sustainable gas technologies, is pleased to announce today that it has signed an agreement to supply its proprietary Pressure Swing Adsorption (“PSA”) technology to support the deployment of Haffner Energy’s (PA: ALHAF) HYNOCA® solution. HYNOCA® is a unique and cost-effective technology for decarbonizing and producing green carbon negative hydrogen and renewable gases by thermolysis of biomass. Pursuant to this agreement, an initial multi-million Euro purchase order for 8 standardized PSA units was signed for delivery in 2023. This contract showcases Xebec’s continued global hydrogen leadership and represents one of the largest contracts in absolute dollar value Xebec has received to date for hydrogen PSAs.

This agreement establishes a mutually beneficial partnership between Haffner Energy and Xebec which is aimed at accelerating the efficient production of green hydrogen while creating local economic benefits and contributing to the circular economy.

“We are delighted with this new collaboration with Xebec, as PSA is the most important technology to guarantee the purity of hydrogen. The quality of its technology combined with its references led us to choose Xebec. This is a decisive step for HYNOCA®. It affirms its position as an immediate and competitive solution to produce super green hydrogen,” said Philippe Haffner, CEO and Chairman of Haffner Energy.

“We are excited to be working with a leader like Haffner Energy as we collectively progress towards a lower carbon future utilizing cleaner hydrogen,” stated Mike Munro, Chief Operating Officer of Xebec Adsorption Inc. “Haffner has developed a unique process that is enhanced by our PSA technology to produce green hydrogen at a lower cost and emission profile than other methods. We need a variety of solutions as we tackle the broader energy transition and it’s great to see Xebec’s products utilized in these emerging applications.”

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About Haffner Energy

A family-owned company co-founded and co-led by Marc and Philippe Haffner, player in the energy transition for 28 years, Haffner Energy designs and provides technologies and services that enable its customers to produce green hydrogen and renewable gas replacing natural gas, combined with carbon capture through the co‑production of biochar via its Hynoca® process based on thermolysis of biomass. This process allows the production of hydrogen or renewable gas at highly competitive costs, with negative carbon balance of 12 kg (net) of CO2 per kg of hydrogen, while depending very little on the electricity grid and the cost of electricity. This allows Haffner Energy to make a very rapid and agile contribution to the strategic challenges of Europe's energy independence combined with the acceleration of its decarbonization.

About Xebec Adsorption Inc.

Xebec is a global provider of clean energy solutions for renewable and low carbon gases used in energy, mobility and industrial applications. The company specializes in deploying a portfolio of proprietary technologies for the distributed production of hydrogen, renewable natural gas, carbon capture, oxygen and nitrogen which is supported by a service network under the brand “XBC Flow Services”. By focusing on environmentally responsible gas generation, Xebec has helped thousands of customers around the world reduce their carbon footprints and operating costs. Headquartered in Québec, Canada, Xebec has a worldwide presence with nine manufacturing facilities, seventeen Cleantech Service Centers and four sales offices spanning over four continents. Xebec trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol (TSX: XBC). For more information,

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