FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2007

Delacey Skinner
www.governor.virginia.gov


Ed Mason
H2Gen Innovations, Inc.
(703) 778-3117
Christie Miller
VEDP
(804) 545-5805
GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES 50 NEW JOBS IN ALEXANDRIA
-Energy company expands hydrogen gas machinery production-


RICHMOND - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that H2Gen Innovations, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of hydrogen generators and gas purification plants, will expand its production capacity in Alexandria to meet robust new sales orders. The project will create 50 new jobs.

“H2Gen Innovations is an impressive Virginia company that is on the cutting edge of alternative energy production,” said Governor Kaine. “Our nation’s energy concerns remain on the forefront, and supporting the development of technology for the emerging hydrogen economy is key.”

H2Gen of Alexandria, Virginia is a privately held company that designs,
manufactures and markets low-cost on-site hydrogen generators and gas purification plants. H2Gen’s technology can be used in a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications ranging from steel and semiconductor manufacturing to hydrogen fuel cell powered transportation vehicles.

“We are very pleased to be expanding our operations in Virginia,” said Barney Rush, CEO of H2Gen. “We greatly appreciate the support of the state and the VEDP in assisting us in undertaking our expansion.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Inc. to secure the project for Virginia. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will support the project with training assistance through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

H2Gen Innovations is a great example of the diverse and cutting edge companies doing business in the City of Alexandria,” said Mayor William D. Euille, City of Alexandria. “In addition to their professional accomplishments, the company has demonstrated a commitment to our community through participation in various programs and initiatives. The City of Alexandria appreciates H2Gen Innovations’ investment and looks forward to helping them grow and prosper.”

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