PowerTap Hydrogen Capital Corp. has engaged T2M Global ("T2M") as its engineering and design partner to conduct validation of its Gen3 Modular Hydrogen Production and Dispensing Unit (MHPDU) and to provide final engineering for lower-cost manufacturing with enhanced robustness.
The demand for hydrogen refueling stations is growing rapidly worldwide promising a multi-billion dollar market. To capitalize on this demand, PowerTap has engaged T2M Global to fast-track initial station delivery. The T2M team, led by Mr. Pinakin Patel, has extensive experience in production of green hydrogen for multiple applications in the USA and Canada. Mr. Patel led the world's first, award-winning Tri-Generation project at Fountain Valley, California, a joint demonstration project between Air Products and FuelCell Energy, that refueled over 5,000 fuel cell vehicles while powering the host site with green electricity.
"We are excited to engage with T2M for rapid deployment of our Gen3 MHPDU leveraging their extensive hydrogen experience," said Raghu Kilambi, CEO of PowerTap, further noting, "T2M's experience will enable PowerTap to take full advantage of the excellent market conditions for blue hydrogen over the next few years, especially benefitting from an already existing infrastructure of natural gas and renewable natural gas."
In today's market, a reliable supply chain for modular hydrogen plants is a critical aspect required for the Gen3 MHPDU stations. T2M brings valuable experience in strategic alliances for major green or blue hydrogen components, such as high-pressure steam methane reformers, hydrogen purification for fuel cell use, hydrogen compression for efficient storage and dispensing to heavy duty vehicles, as well as long range light-duty vehicles.
"We are delighted by the PowerTap decision to benefit from T2M Global's extensive network in the hydrogen and fuel cell arena," said Pinakin Patel, President and CEO of T2M. "Our vast experience in fuel cell commercialization, hydrogen production, technology collaborations and supply chain development in the US, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and Denmark will help PowerTap to accelerate its deployment of hydrogen stations. Our team's prior collaborative experience includes multi-national corporations, such as Haldor Topsoe. BASF, Sempra, Enbridge, Siemens-Westinghouse, Fluor Engineers, NRG, Mitsubishi, Sanyo, Marubeni, POSCO Energy, Daimler-MTU, and ExxonMobil," said Mr. Patel.
The Company also announces that it has closed the first tranche of a non-brokered private placement (the "Private Placement") and issued 6,666,667 units ("Units") of the Company at a price of $0.15 per Unit for gross proceeds of $1,000,000. Each Unit consists of one common share (each a "Share") and one transferable Share purchase warrant (each a "Warrant"). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional Share of the Company at a price of $0.30 for a period of twenty-four (24) months from the date of issuance.
In connection with the Private Placement, the Company did not pay a finder's fee. The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement for general working capital purposes. All securities issued are subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period that expires on December 27, 2022.
None of the securities issued in connection with the Private Placement will be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "1933 Act"), and none of them will be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the 1933 Act. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state where such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.