HydroPhi’s HydroPlant Installed on Buses in Wroclaw, Poland
ATLANTA, Ga. and WROCLAW, Poland, Oct. 27, 2014—HydroPhi Technologies Europe S.A. (“HTE“), exclusive European licensee and distributor for HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc. (OTCQB: HPTG), a developer of water-based, clean energy technology that delivers improved fuel economy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, today announced the installation of its Hydroplant units on vehicles in Poland. Under the agreement executed with Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne Sp z o.o. we Wrocławiu (“MPK Wroclaw”, “Municipal Transport Company in Wroclaw”), a large public fleet operator in the second largest city in Poland, the technology is being tested initially on two buses from October 15, 2014 and will continue to February 15, 2015.
HydroPlant™ technology uses an on-board, on-demand electrolysis system to separate hydrogen and oxygen from water, which is then injected into the air intake of engines utilizing carbon-based fuels such as diesel, unleaded gasoline and natural gas. HydroPlant™ is designed to eliminate the need for high-pressure hydrogen storage or hazardous chemicals while producing a stable, inexpensive alternative fuel source.
On October 15, 2014, two technicians from HPTG who traveled from Atlanta to Wroclaw conducted the installation and started the test phase of two Hydroplant™ units on two public transportation buses. The trials include a single bus and dual-articulated bus.
Roger Slotkin, CEO of HPTG, supervised the setup process and preparations for test phase. He participated in the meetings with management of MPK Wroclaw and representatives of HTE, to discuss the future cooperation and the opportunities offered by Hydroplant™ technology.
Patryk Wild, Vice President of MPK Wroclaw, stated, “MPK Wroclaw is looking for cost effective solutions to reduce fuel consumption and meet new environmental regulations. We believe HydroPlant offers a high return-on-investment and may be an ideal solution to fulfill the goals for our fleet, which includes over 340 buses that travel over 23 million kilometers per year.”
Wojciech Grzegorczyk, President of HydroPhi Technologies Europe S.A., commented, “We look forward to our cooperation with HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc. and MPK Wroclaw, whereby these tests will serve as an important step forward and validation of the HydroPlant technology in Poland and Europe.”
Roger Slotkin, CEO of HPTG, commented: “We are excited to participate in these ground breaking trials of our technology in Poland. We also look forward to working with MPK and other potential customers in Europe to operate their fleets more cost effectively. Our plan is to continue our expansion across Poland and Europe in the upcoming months and years, where there is very high demand for fuel and emission reduction technologies. We have already received CE approval to market our products in Europe. We estimate the immediately addressable market for our technology in Poland, just on the current class of vehicles, to be over 250 million USD, and believe we can effectively penetrate most of this market within 5 years.”
HydroPhi Technologies Group, Inc. (“HPTG”), listed on OTC Market, is a developer of water-based hydrogen fuel production systems. The Company’s technology isn’t a fuel cell, nor is it a hydrogen alternative to traditional hydrocarbon fuels. The system utilizes distilled water for the production of hydrogen and oxygen, which is then injected into the air intake of an engine utilizing carbon-based fuels such as diesel, unleaded gasoline and natural gas. HPTG’s technology, (HydroPlant™) has been tested on transit buses in Mexico with reduced vehicle operating costs by improved fuel efficiency up to 20%, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions up to 70%. By using an on-board, on-demand electrolysis system, the technology eliminates the need for high-pressure hydrogen storage or hazardous chemicals while producing a stable, inexpensive alternative fuel source. By offering a real-time monitoring system as part of a hydrogen fuel solution with retrofit capability into standard vehicle engines, HPTG provides fuel efficiency to a potentially broad spectrum of users, including logistics, trucking, heavy equipment, marine and agriculture. Additional information about the Company and the technology is available at: www.hydrophi.com.
About MPK Wroclaw
Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacyjne Sp z o.o. we Wrocławiu (Municipal Transport Company in Wroclaw) is a public transport operator in the second biggest city in Poland – Wroclaw, dedicated to the carriage of passengers by both bus and tram vehicles. MPK Wroclaw fleet consist of over 340 buses and 432 tram wagons that are transporting annually more than 165 million passengers and are travelling over 34 million kilometers per year. Company has more than 2000 employees. More information at: www.mpk.wroc.pl.