Xebec Adsorption has been deemed an “essential business” amidst the coronavirus pandemic and will continue its regular course of operations and manufacturing in Blainville, Québec, the Canadian company said today.
Québec Premier François Legault announced on 23rd March the closure of all non-essential businesses in the province as of yesterday.
Under the provisions of the mandate, Xebec qualifies as an essential business as a supplier of critical equipment and services to key sectors such as energy, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals.
Xebec said it has supplied more than 10,000 pieces of equipment used by organisations at the forefront of the worldwide outbreak.
Xebec said its manufacturing facilities in Québec are at near full capacity.
“As we navigate through these unprecedented times, Xebec is focused on contributing to the efforts to fight the novel coronavirus while maintaining business continuity,” said Kurt Sorschak, President and CEO of Xebec Adsorption.
“We all need to do our part in supporting frontline workers who are risking their lives every day to battle the virus and take care of the sick and vulnerable.”
Xebec’s Chief Operating Officer Dr. Prabhu Rao previously told H2 View he sees hydrogen as the next big opportunity for the company.
“Hydrogen is quickly emerging as a fuel or energy carrier, and the quality of this fuel is critical to the end-use applications,” he tells H2 View.
“Xebec PSA technology is a perfect solution; it plays a crucial role in purifying hydrogen from a variety of production sources like reforming, gasification, and electrolysis.”
“We’re fortunate to have a team with in-depth knowledge and many years of experience in the hydrogen business, and as this market expands, we will evaluate our position in the value stream.”
Read the full interview here.