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GEI, founded in 2007, is part of the fuel cell and sustainable/alternative energy industry. Fuel cells are an efficient, combustion-less, reliable, and virtually pollution-free energy source that provide electricity to power a wide array of applications, including buildings (manufacturing facilities, hotels and hospitals), primary power for grid integration, automobiles, emergency back-up systems, and base load grid power. A fuel cell uses fuel - usually hydrogen, extracted from common fuels such as natural gas, and oxygen - to produce electricity. In principle, a fuel cell is an electrochemical device that operates like a battery. However, unlike a battery, a fuel cell requires re-fueling and not recharging. Fuel cells will continue to produce electricity and heat as long as there is a constant fuel source. Hydrogen fuel cells work simply, have no moving parts, and operate silently, with water and excess heat as their only by-products. Fuel cells thus provide the ideal solution for a myriad of portable, on-board and stationary electric power generation applications.
The GEI fuel cell systems can operate on a number of fuel sources such as natural gas, ethanol, propane and biofuels. This would permit GEI to take advantage of the existing logistic fuel infrastructure, as fuel sources such as natural gas are cost-competitive and abundant in
The GEI fuel cell system provides primary power for homes and buildings and is viewed by management to have a competitive advantage due to very restrictive offerings from other companies with only back-up power (due to fuel restrictions) or power to one singular application (due to technology restrictions). The GEI X5 core strategy is to avoid providing a "niche" technology for a "niche" application, but rather provide a robust and scalable systems technology applicable across multiple platforms that allow high volume cost reductions and savings in design and manufacturing cost. There are currently 3 patents that protect this technology and the Company plans for several more to be filed before the end of 2013.
DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS
We design develop and manufacture fuel cell systems. We operate in the "clean energy" sector of the power industry.
Our principal product, the X5 Smart Adaptable Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Unit (the "GEI X5") is a "hybrid" fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) at the core of systems that can be sized to meet the power requirements for many different applications. The technology allows the cells to run on a variety of fuel types, most notably natural gas. We believe that our fuel cell products can be easily paired with other types of power generating units such as solar and wind. Our products are intended to be both adaptable and reliable. The power stacks provide a range of power outputs from 5 kW to 100 kW, which can be combined further to achieve even greater power outputs.
We have identified opportunities in a number of different applications. These include large scale power generators, commercial trucking and recreational or military vehicles, and backup stationary power for residential or commercial outlets. We will seek to generate income through power generation in partnership or by licensing to large operators, through the sale of our units of various sizes, and through licensing agreements and joint ventures with other manufacturers.
We anticipate that we will achieve full commercial operations in 2014.
We were incorporated on
Hybrid technology GEI's X5 Smart Adaptable Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Unit (the "GEI X5") is a "hybrid" fuel cell auxiliary power unit (APU) that incorporates a high temperature polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cell and a high-energy density Lithium Polymer (LIPO) battery. Although fuel cell systems typically have a higher energy density compared with traditional batteries, fuel cell systems alone do not have the peak power and load following capabilities of a battery. The GEI X5 hybrid system thus benefits from the strengths of both technologies.
GEI's X5 hybrid fuel cell power systems can be sized to meet the power requirements for any application. The battery or energy storage system responds to instant power demands, provides for instant start capability, and most importantly, provides for smooth operations. The fuel cell charges the battery during periods of low power demands. Since fuel processors are unable to respond instantly to changing load demands, systems without an energy storage media result in exceptionally difficult control strategies. Conversely, the GEI X5 hybrid system provides for simple, reliable, fuel efficient and cost effective control systems.
Fuel supply, by-products and efficiencies The GEI X5 is designed primarily to run on natural gas. The ideal location for a large scale operation of, for example, 100MW is thus a natural gas field where the gas can be converted to electricity and fed into the grid immediately. Smaller operations, such as 25kW installations for apartments, restaurants and other businesses feed off the natural gas installed network. The GEI X5 can, however, be powered by any fuel from which hydrogen can be readily extracted.
Major by-products are oxygen and water. Heat generated in the cooling process is used in the process of extracting hydrogen from the natural gas, resulting in an overall fuel to electricity efficiency of between 40% and 50%. Harmful by-products are minimized due to the recapturing of the fuel cell stack exhaust.
Integration with other generators The GEI X5 can be produced as large stationary systems or smaller portable systems. As such it can be plugged in as an auxiliary unit alongside other power sources such as solar, wind, tidal generators. The portable systems are suitable for less permanent locations such as mining camps or military installations where solar units are frequently the major power source.
GEI's proprietary technologies GEI, through an exclusive license on one patent held by Dr. Berry and two patents pending, has proprietary rights over its Configurable Input High-Power DC-DC Converter (US: 7,843,185) (power management), its fuel cell bipolar plate for optimal uniform delivery of reactant gases and efficient water removal (patent pending) (thermal systems management), and its stack design and assembly of high temperature PEM fuel cells (patent pending).
Industry background and trends The industry in which GEI operates - power generation - is not new. With increasing development however, especially in the highly populated developing countries of
The most likely areas of significant growth in the foreseeable future are in
Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
We hold an exclusive license to one
We presently own the U.S. trademarks to the name GEI Global Energy Innovations.
Results of Operations for the Three-Month Period Ended
The Company did not generate any revenues for the three-month periods ended
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Liquidity and Capital Resources
We expect to incur substantial expenses and generate significant operating losses as we continue to grow our operations, as well as incur expenses related to operating as a public company and compliance with regulatory requirements.
We have an accumulated deficit at
Cash flows from operations. Our cash used in operating activities were
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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
We have no off-balance sheet arrangements including arrangements that would affect the liquidity, capital resources, market risk support and credit risk support or other benefits.
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