Xebec, JNK heaters form strategic partnership

By Xebec Adsorption Inc. | May 03, 2018

Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions for the industrial, energy and renewables marketplace, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership, with JNK Heaters Co. Ltd. of Korea to advance biogas upgrading and on-site hydrogen generation solutions. Through this collaboration, JNK will exclusively market the Xebec biogas solutions in Korea and India and use Xebec innovative pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology in their on-site steam methane reformer (SMR)-based hydrogen generation products. Additionally, Xebec will have exclusive rights to manufacture and market JNK’s SMR-based on-site hydrogen generators in North America and Europe. Both companies will also explore opportunities to collaborate in the Chinese market.

This partnership will enable both companies to address emerging opportunities in the biogas, renewable hydrogen generation, hydrogen purification and refueling industry. With the introduction of hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV’s) around the world, there is a need to develop renewable sources of hydrogen, and the market for reliable and cost effective on-site hydrogen generators is expected to grow over the next few years. Xebec and JNK will combine their complementary expertise to develop such solutions for fuel cell automotive, fork lift and heavy duty applications. Details on potential project value and timeframe will follow in the near future.

“Xebec is delighted to partner with a global leader like JNK. Their twenty-year experience as a prominent engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company for large SMR projects, their state-of-the-art project management system and various simulation programs and services lines up perfectly with our vision. JNK’s technology for SMR integration into on-site hydrogen refueling stations, and Xebec’s innovative PSA technology are well suited as renewable energy technology solutions for industrial use, transportation, electrical grids and the public sector. This collaboration will allow both companies to gain market share in the rapidly developing Hydrogen Fueling, Renewable Hydrogen and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) markets,” said Kurt Sorschak, president and CEO of Xebec.

“It’s really great for JNK to collaborate with Xebec, one of the best solution providers of clean energy for the renewables marketplace. This will allow both companies to branch into new business surroundings. JNK is particularly pleased to turn its focus on environmentally-friendly renewable energy with the assistance of cutting edge technologies and decades of Xebec experience. This collaboration will strengthen both companies’ capabilities, not only extending existing business, but also in efficiently expanding new business,” said Bang Hee Kim, president and CEO of JNK Heaters Co. Ltd.