Hydrogenics Wins Electrolyzer Contract for Netherlands Hydrogen Fueling Station

Hydrogen Vehicle Fueling Station the Fourth Station Order of 2011

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Jan. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hydrogenics

Corporation (Nasdaq:HYGS) (TSX:HYG), a leading developer and manufacturer of
hydrogen generation and fuel cell products, has announced a contract with
Ballast Nedam IPM, awarded at the end of December 2011, to supply a
HySTAT(R)30 electrolyzer for integration into a Netherlands' based hydrogen
fueling station. The owner of the fueling station will be Waterstofnet,
which is a non-profit organization financed by the Flemish and Dutch
governments.

Hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell vehicles have been embraced as a
significant part of Europe's transportation solution towards the achievement
of 2050 carbon-emission targets. Multiple regional initiatives are
concurrently underway throughout Europe to this end.

With over 35 hydrogen fueling installations world-wide, Hydrogenics'
HySTAT(R) electrolyzer products continue to demonstrate their role in the
future energy mix for transportation, with fully scalable capabilities to
produce hydrogen on demand. This is the fourth hydrogen fueling station
contract awarded to Hydrogenics in 2011.

"Our success in supplying electrolyser-based hydrogen fueling stations is
directly linked to our vast experience in industrial hydrogen markets. Over
the past 10 years, Hydrogenics has added over 200 HySTAT(TM)industrial
installations worldwide to its 1800 install-base.
Our full range of electrolyzer products has made the name "HySTAT(TM)"
synonymous with safety, quality and dependability making it the number
1 choice for customers considering a hydrogen fueling station. We are
pleased to have been selected by Ballast Nedam to provide our electrolysis
product which will be our second fueling station delivered into the
Netherlands," said Daryl Wilson, Hydrogenics President and Chief Executive
Officer. "This award, achieved through a competitive bid based on tight
selection criteria, demonstrates our ability to provide the highest quality
equipment and engineering services to support the deployment of hydrogen
fueling stations, not only in the Netherlands, but throughout Europe. We
also acknowledge the critical support that Waterstofnet continues to play in
the Dutch/Flemish region. Over the years this organization continues to
demonstrate strong leadership in promoting Hydrogen technology development
and deploying Hydrogen solutions throughout the region."

The HySTAT 30 electrolyzers, capable of producing up to 65 kilograms per day
of pure hydrogen, is anticipated to be delivered in mid 2012 and operational
by the end of the year.

ABOUT HYDROGENICS
Hydrogenics Corporation (www.hydrogenics.com) is a globally recognized
developer and provider of hydrogen generation and fuel cell products and
services, serving the growing industrial and clean energy markets of today
and tomorrow. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, Hydrogenics has
operations in North America and Europe.

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