Praxair signed an agreement with Proton Energy Systems to become the exclusive distributor in Canada and a U.S. distributor for Proton’s advanced on-site hydrogen generation systems for the electric utilities industry and other applications. Proton’s HOGEN hydrogen generators produce hydrogen from electricity and water without harmful by-products. While the hydrogen could be used for on-site fuel cell distributed generation units, the production units are primarily being marketed for the electric generator market. In the electric utility application the hydrogen generator provides a continuous flow of high purity hydrogen to cool the electric generator casing. These turnkey hydrogen generation systems can increase the efficiency of a utility’s electric generators by reducing windage loss, increasing output capacity and helping extend generator maintenance intervals, all of which can result in significant savings to the utility. For more information see the following link.