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AlumiFuel Power, Inc. Receives U.S. Air Force Contract for PBIS-2000 Portable Balloon Inflation System

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Early production stage hydrogen generation company AlumiFuel Power, Inc., the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based wholly owned operating subsidiary of AlumiFuel Power Corporation (OTCBB: AFPW), announced today it has been awarded a contract to deliver a PBIS-2000 Portable Balloon Inflation System to the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). The Company believes that this initial purchase will lead to additional units for operations throughout the world. In addition, the Company has been approached by other military and meteorological users from the US, NATO, and around the world interested in the Portable Balloon Inflation System technology and products.

This contract requires delivery of the system to the AFSOC customer by the end of February 2012, and includes 360 cartridges as well as a spare parts kit, a tool kit and two days of training by API engineers at the customer's site.

The PBIS-2000 expands the capability of API's current family of hydrogen generators, which includes the PBIS-1000 (for 100g balloons) and the PBIS-lite (designed for 30g pieball balloons). The PBIS-2000 generates sufficient hydrogen to inflate a 200g weather balloon within 20 minutes using up to 6 AlumiFuel Cartridges contained in a single reactor vessel; this represents significantly more hydrogen than is required for the PBIS-1000. While the footprint, weight and safety features of the PBIS-2000 are similar to the PBIS-1000, the configuration has been modified such that the system operates at ambient (atmospheric) pressure (below 10 psig) so that the user never has to deal with a high pressure system such as the industry standard K-Cylinder (2265 psig).

 

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