Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) ("Xebec"), a provider of gas purification and filtration solutions for the natural gas, field gas, biogas, helium, and hydrogen markets, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xebec Adsorption (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ("Xebec Shanghai") has received an investment of RMB 16.5 million, representing a 30% ownership share, by Shanghai Chengyi New Energy Venture Capital Co., Ltd, an investment subsidiary of Shanghai- based Shenergy Group. Xebec Shanghai has, in the course of this investment, been converted to a Sino-Joint Venture Company.
Shenergy Group is a state-owned enterprise (SOE); an energy firm solely funded and supervised by the State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) of the Shanghai Municipal Government. It is comprised of nine holding companies including Shenergy Company Limited and Shanghai Gas (Group) Co., Ltd., as well as 15 subsidiary companies. Shenergy Group is mainly engaged in the development and integration of power & gas infrastructure, as well as in industry, real-estate and finance activities. The 2013 total assets of Shenergy Group exceeded RMB 106 billion, and annual revenues reached RMB 31.8 billion. The company has been listed as a "Top 500 Enterprise" in China for 11 consecutive years.
Shenergy Group has a strong commitment to clean energy with existing wind and solar investments. With the investment in Xebec Shanghai, it will now have exposure to renewable natural gas technology and projects, expanding its focus and solidifying its position in clean energy, contributing positively to a "Green Life" in China.
Xebec Shanghai has been operating in China since 2008 and has continuously expanded its market share in gas dehydration and purification solutions in both China and South East Asia. Recently, Xebec started up operation of a first-ever commercial landfill gas to low carbon fuel plant in Northern China.
"China has the potential to convert large amounts of biogas and landfill gas into low carbon renewable natural gas which can then be utilized in a number of different applications, allowing China to move exponentially toward an ecologically sustainable society" said Dr. Peter Cheng, Xebec Adsorption General Manager in Shanghai.
He continued by stating, "China is committed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over the coming decades and needs technologies like Xebec's that can provide tangible reductions in GHG emissions. This investment will help build our network of strong partners in China and provide us with better access to State Owned Enterprises (SOE) which control many of the waste, waste water and agricultural enterprises. Xebec is anticipating an increase in the number of renewable natural gas projects in China over the coming years and is excited to have Shenergy Group as an investor and strong partner in its Chinese operation.
About Xebec Adsorption Inc.
Xebec Adsorption Inc. is a global provider of clean energy solutions to corporations and governments looking to reduce their carbon footprints. With more than 1,500 customers worldwide, Xebec designs, engineers and manufactures innovative products that transform raw gases into marketable sources of clean energy. Xebec's strategy is focused on establishing leadership positions in markets where demand for gas purification, natural gas dehydration, and filtration is growing. Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Xebec is a global company with two manufacturing facilities in Montreal and Shanghai, as well as a sales and distribution network in North America and Asia. Xebec trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol XBC.