Dynetek Industries (Calgary, Canada), a provider of lightweight storage cylinders for compressed hydrogen and compressed natural gas (CNG), has signed a letter of intent with Delphi Automotive Systems Do Brazil LTDA. Delphi SA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delphi Corp.
Dynetek and Delphi SA intend to negotiate a commercial agreement to establish an exclusive distributorship arrangement and the prospect for a manufacturing plant in Brazil. The initial phase of the project will assess the market potential for Dynetek CNG cylinders and systems in Brazil. Delphi SA plans to introduce Dynetek CNG cylinders into Brazil for bus and passenger car applications.
This relationship is an incredible opportunity for Dynetek to pursue the bus and automobile CNG markets in South America. The potential to work with Delphi’s established distribution channels and marketing presence in South America for bus and automobile after markets and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) is a logical strategic step for Dynetek to ensure the continued growth of our light-weight storage solution for the CNG marketplace.—Robb Thompson, Dynetek’s President and CEO
Dynetek builds its DyneCell lightweight composite cylinders using a seamless thin-wall aluminum liner with a full carbon fiber overwrap. The ultra-lightweight liner technology provides high storage capacity while minimizing weight, according to the company.
Operating pressures for Dynetek’s automotive and bus CNG systems are 3,000 psi (200 bar) and 3,600 psi (250 bar). Dynetek currently designs and develops automotive CNG systems for Nissan and Mitsubishi, among others.