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March 10, 2014 – Market Watch

FLINT, Mar 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- GEI Global Energy Corp (otcqb:GEIG) announces that the Company has engaged the expertise and services of C&S Engineering Solutions ( ) to assist with the product development of the GEI X5 hybrid fuel cell electric power generator. The C&S Engineering Solutions five (5) person engineering team represents over 100 cumulative years of engineering expertise in electrical and systems engineering and program management, automotive electronics, electronics manufacturing, and embedded microprocessor hardware controls and software prototyping. C&S Engineering Solutions, located in Grand Blanc, Michigan, will assist with the development of the GEI X5 embedded processor control system and application software development.

As GEI Global prepares to launch the X5 natural gas fuel cell electric power generator for Italy in 2014 for the stationary grid-independent primary power market for commercial real estate, C&S Engineering Solutions will play a vital role towards remote monitoring, electrical durability, and cost reduction. Dr. Berry, GEI Chairman and CEO, says: "C&S Engineering Solutions brings a wealth of technical high-level knowledge and expertise that will rapidly accelerate our product development cycle. We are indeed very fortunate to be so closely located within a few miles of each other."

The GEI X5 is an industry and technology game changer; it is a "hybrid" fuel cell power system which incorporates a high temperature PEM (Polymer Exchange Membrane) fuel cell and a high-density energy storage system. Because batteries and ultra-caps are excellent at satisfying high instant power demands, as such GEI fuel cell power systems can be sized to meet nominal power requirements and can be integrated with solar and wind projects to achieve maximum system efficiency. Additionally, due to the ability to use multiple fuels, such as natural gas and bio-renewable fuels, the GEI GLOBAL fuel cell power systems architecture removes the fuel as a barrier for global commercialization.

GEI GLOBAL ENERGY CORP., as a young emerging public company trading on the OTC Markets, the OTCBB, Yahoo Finance and other platforms, was originally established in 2007 as a Michigan based high-tech spin-off private Company with a menu of novel and innovative Fuel Cell technologies. GEI's product line is designed to be scalable for green hybrid fuel cell/solar power plants around the world. A multi-trillion dollar market is potentially available and, having recently gone public, has provided additional funding options which allows the Company to not only focus on existing customer demands, but also opens up expansion plans into worldwide markets for clean and inexpensive energy ( ).

GEI GLOBAL is the innovative brainchild of Dr. K. J. Berry; professor, entrepreneur, and visionary, he's been called the city of Flint, Michigan's "fuel cell father," and after spending long hours researching, designing and testing various fuel cell technologies, he believes can help save Flint, Michigan [1]. Dr. Berry has been the driving force behind Michigan's first federally funded Center for Fuel Cell Research ( ), and is recognized as one of the state's most promising entrepreneurs. Dr. Berry is also a national Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Carbon based fuel processor cost for traditional PEM fuel cell systems is driven by stack contamination requirements. For example:

• The fuel reformat hydrogen sulfide (H2S) tolerance for traditional low temperature PEM stacks is 100 PPB (parts per billion). Conversely, for high temperature PEM stacks the H2S tolerance is 10 PPM (parts per million) or 100 times more tolerate.

• The fuel reformat CO (Carbon Monoxide) tolerance for low temperature PEM level is 10 PPM while for the high temperature PEM the limit is 3-5% by volume, or 50,000 PPM.

As such, low temperature PEM stacks require expensive preferential oxidation and hydrogen membrane purification clean-up equipment to reduce H2S and CO fuel contamination to acceptable levels. The Equilibrium Concentration plot shows the %CO as a function of temperature and provides the rationale for cool steam reforming.


Equilibrium Concentration vs. Temperature



The percent CO increases with reforming temperature while the percent of un-reacted methane decreases with reforming temperature. There exist a delicate balance between CO composition, reaction temperature, unused fuel cell anode exhaust components CH4 (methane) and H2, and system efficiency which are impacted by the anode tail gas burner and fuel cell stack stoichmetric ratios.

The GEI fuel processing strategy employs a "cool" steam low temperature (550C-600C) steam reformer as shown below in the comparison for low temperature and high temperature PEM fuel cell stacks.




The high temperature PEM not only is more tolerate of H2S and CO, but provides high temperature heat for the steam generation required for fuel reforming. Additionally,the excess unused anode fuel exhaust can be re-cycled to the combustor (i.e. anode tail gas burner) to minimize the external fuel required. This strategy results in a very efficient system while reducing cost, size, complexity, and parasitic losses. Current cost savings estimates are 40%-60% depending upon volume with 30% less hardware.

Reformer Modeling
The plot below shows simulation results (CHEMCAD) for Methane steam reforming vs. Temperature for a 3kW stack assuming a stack efficiency of 50%. Note for the design point of 550C, the predicted CO is 3% on a wet mass basis with a hydrogen composition of 35% on a wet mass basis and 63% on a dry mass basis. Working with our reformer development partner these results are used to guide development of GEI's cool steam reformer strategy.


Methane Reforming Flow % vs. Temperature



As discussed, traditional low-temperature PEM cells require nearly pure hydrogen which significantly impacts both the fuel processing equipment cost and size. The drawing to the right compares the cylindrical high temperature PEM fuel cell reformer (shown in blue) compared with the additional H2 membrane purifier required for low temperature PEM fuel cells. This additional equipment increases the space volume by 42%, increases the weight by 100%, and increases cost by 50%. Our reformer partner provides a patented micro channel design for efficient steam reforming of gaseous and liquid logistic fuels. When coupled with high temperature fuel cells, which do not require expensive preferential oxidation reactors and membrane purifiers, the reformer is compact and efficient. Additionally, special reforming catalyst technology allows for a broad diversity in fuel selection such as diesel, propane, natural gas, methane, methanol, ethanol, JP8, and bio-renewable fuels.