AlumiFuel Power, operating through its subsidiaries, is an early production stage hydrogen generation company. The company's technology is ideally suited for multiple applications requiring on-site, on-demand fuel sources and serves both national security and commercial customers' needs.
The company announced today that it has submitted detailed specifications on a new Portable Balloon Inflation System (PBIS)-200 to its US Air Force Special Operations customer at the customer's request. The PBIS-200 is a scaled-down version of AlumiFuel Power's PBIS-2000, which was designed and engineered to provide lift gas for 200 gram weather balloons. The new PBIS-200 system can be easily transported and rapidly deployed for launching 30 gram pilot balloons (the most common weather balloon) at even the remotest locations around the globe.
The current weather balloon lift gas market is estimated to be $200 million a year, with demand coming from both the military and meteorological organizations. These types of balloons have traditionally used helium gas as the lift gas but there has been a growing scarcity and increasing cost for helium. So users are increasingly switching to hydrogen gas as a substitute. The company's PBIS systems are far more safe, mobile, and cost-effective than other competing hydrogen generation systems.
If the customer approves of the specs, AluniFuel Power will submit a formal quote to the customer for the PBIS-200. If the customer gives the go ahead, the company anticipates development of the system and delivery of the first unit within three months. Following successful field trials, it believes multiple units will be ordered from various sources.
For additional information about AlumiFuel Power and its innovative technology, please visit the company's website at alumifuelpowercorp.com
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