Xebec to supply PSA technology to Air Liquide for helium projects

Xebec to supply PSA technology to Air Liquide for helium projects

Exclusive technology partnership to enable large-scale development of helium purification projects

  • By ICN Bureau | February 07, 2022

Xebec Adsorption, a global provider of sustainable gas technologies, has signed an agreement for the exclusive supply of Xebec’s pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology to Air Liquide Advanced Technology US, part of the Air Liquide group.

The partnership will allow both companies to combine each other’s proprietary technologies. Xebec’s robust PSA platform will be deployed alongside Air Liquide’s membrane technology to create a two-stage system that efficiently purifies helium from geological sources.

The agreement follows two recent PSA orders for projects in North America. Xebec is expected to benefit from the scale and resources that Air Liquide offers as one of the world’s largest industrial gas companies and a major player in the helium purification sale of equipment market in North America.

“We are excited to be working with Air Liquide as an exclusive technology partner for their helium projects in North America,” stated Kurt Sorschak, Chairman, CEO and President of Xebec Adsorption Inc. “What is unique about our PSA platform is that it can be applied to other gases besides hydrogen, renewable natural gas and CO2 as customers look to drive efficiencies and reduce emissions.”

“Helium is a critical industry gas used in semiconductors, healthcare and space exploration. This partnership will help address demand and ensure North American supply security of the gas. Ultimately, we are building on the success from our first project in Saskatchewan, Canada’s largest helium purification facility, and look forward to many more to come,” he added.

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