Sankosha and Hy9 Establish Strategic Partnership to Meet Telecom Backup Power

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HOPKINTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/10/13 -- Hy9 (http://www.hy9.com), the leading provider of point-of-use, high purity hydrogen generation products for fuel cells, and Sankosha Corporation, the leading provider of communications systems and enclosures for the telecommunications industry, today announced their agreement to collaborate to develop the Asian market for reformer based fuel cell power systems which operate on readily available methanol as fuel.

Masayoshi Ito, President of Sankosha Corporation, stated, "Our partnership with Hy9 Corporation creates a strong team in Asia where hydrogen generation systems are quickly becoming the preferred option to on-site hydrogen storage tanks. Hy9 is the clear leader in this field and Sankosha is excited to begin this new business together."

Gary Clarke, Hy9's President and CEO, said, "Sankosha has been serving the telecom and railway markets in Japan, Taiwan and Korea for over 80 years. Their knowledge of telecommunication customer requirements and their product and service offerings are an excellent complement to Hy9's HGS-M(TM) series hydrogen generator in providing a solution to carriers' need for backup power systems other than a diesel generator. Hy9 looks forward to working together to grow and strengthen our partnership."

Hy9 and Sankosha will work together to integrate fuel cell stationary power systems with Hy9's HGS on-site hydrogen generators and enclosures for turnkey backup power systems suitable for Asian markets including dense urban areas and rooftop installations. The fuel processor, or reformer, converts a liquid fuel, in this case methanol and water, into hydrogen for use with fuel cell power systems.

About Hy9: Hy9 is the leader in the development and marketing of hydrogen purification membranes and point-of-use pure hydrogen generation for clients who require high-performance solutions to their critical power needs. With over 10 years of experience, Hy9 partners and clients benefit from high reliability and high performance. Hy9 - Making Hydrogen Pure and Simple(TM).

About Sankosha Established in 1930, Sankosha Corporation is a global leader in lightning protection that is constantly developing new products to meet the changing needs of today's information based society. Sankosha's expertise covers lightning detection, risk analysis, lightning protection systems, backup power and grounding. The company also provides measurement equipment, signal products, and meteorological information services. At Sankosha, we approach the continuing challenges of lightning protection with experience, knowledge and pride.

For more information please contact: Chris Kellogg Director of Sales Hy9 Corporation 106 South Street Hopkinton, MA 01748 (508) 435-3789 x401 ckellogg@hy9.com