BURNABY, BC, Oct. 27 /CNW/ - QuestAir Technologies Inc. ("QuestAir" or
"the Company"; TSX: QAR; AIM: QAR), a developer and supplier of proprietary
gas purification systems, is refocusing its business strategy based on recent
sales successes, emerging market opportunities and current business
- focus on the growing biogas market
- offer integrated biogas purification plants
- market and support its hydrogen products in defined markets
- support ExxonMobil's marketing of the H-6200 hydrogen purifier in the
refinery sector, though orders for this product are unlikely to be
received in fiscal 2009
The strategic emphasis on biogas recognizes the significant growth
potential of this market as gas utilities, consumers and businesses increase
their demand for cleaner fuels.
"Focusing on the biogas market, specifically by offering products and
services to upgrade biogas into renewable natural gas, will allow us to
transition the company from being an equipment supplier to a provider of
solutions for customers," said Andrew Hall, President and CEO of QuestAir.
QuestAir is an established supplier to the biogas market. The Company has
supplied methane purifiers to 10 plants worldwide that upgrade biogas for
injection into existing natural gas pipelines and distribution to homeowners,
or for use as a renewable vehicle fuel. In the past year, QuestAir has signed
supply and distribution agreements with project developers in Europe and the
United States, and a memorandum of understanding and partnership agreement
with Terasen Gas in British Columbia.
Although QuestAir will focus its growth initiatives on the biogas market,
the Company will continue to work with current hydrogen customers and market
its hydrogen products in markets where QuestAir has competitive advantages.
The large scale refinery hydrogen purifier, the H-6200, has been a
significant technical success for QuestAir. However, commercial uptake of this
product has not met expectations.
"Based on recent information and current economic conditions, it appears
unlikely that we will receive any commercial orders for H-6200 units in fiscal
2009," said Hall. "ExxonMobil continues to market the H-6200, and QuestAir
will continue to support ExxonMobil's marketing activities in the refinery
QuestAir will release its financial and operational results for fiscal
2008 in early December. At the same time, management will provide further
details on its strategic direction in the biogas market, as well as financial
guidance for fiscal 2009.
About QuestAir Technologies Inc.
QuestAir Technologies, Inc. is a developer and supplier of proprietary
gas purification systems for several large international markets, including
biogas production, natural gas processing and oil refining. QuestAir is based
in Burnaby, British Columbia and its shares trade on the AIM Market of the
London Stock Exchange Plc. and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
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