SOURCE: UltraCell


December 03, 2009 09:00 ET

UltraCell to Provide Power for Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment

Company's XX25 Fuel Cell Systems to Power Electronics, Recharge Batteries During Army Field Trials

LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - UltraCell Corporation, a leading producer of fuel cells for mobile power applications, today announced that it has been selected to provide portable power for electronic devices and recharge military batteries during the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE), taking place at the Maneuver Battle Lab (MBL) in Fort Benning, Ga., beginning in early 2010.

The AEWE, in coordination with the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) and the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), will conduct experiments over a seven-week period through live force-on-force and constructive, virtual-land simulations to provide a credible and repeatable venue for network-enabled experimentation. The program, which began in 2004, focuses on emerging technologies and supports the Army's effort to shorten material development and examine future force requirements and constructs through a linked campaign of experimentation.

UltraCell's XX25 fuel cell systems will power military equipment including PRC-119F ASIP radios, rugged notebook computers and Long Range Thermal Video (LRTV) systems. Additionally, the XX25s will be used to recharge BB-2590 and Li-80/145 military batteries. The XX25 is capable of delivering 72 hours of continuous runtime using a single fuel tank, making it an extremely mobile and lightweight source of power.

"We continue to demonstrate that our fuel cell systems deliver the most efficient, lightweight and portable power solutions for military applications and off-grid environments," said UltraCell CEO Keith Scott. "UltraCell's participation at AEWE further underscores that commitment and is another example of the XX25's field readiness and validation."

About UltraCell

UltraCell is a leading producer of fuel cell systems for mobile devices. With an exclusive license with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories for micro fuel cell technology, the company has developed new technologies and intellectual property in the field of methanol-based fuel cells. Its patented, award-winning portable fuel cell, the XX25™, achieved Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 status, a significant U.S. Army milestone and certification for military use and commercial production. For more information about UltraCell, please visit

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