Astris Energi Inc.
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Astris Energi Inc.

August 11, 2005 07:30 ET

Astris Energi to Exhibit Fuel Cell Vehicle at Canadian National Exhibition

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 11, 2005) - Astris Energi Inc. (OTCBB:ASRNF), the world's leading alkaline fuel cell (AFC) technology company, announced today that it will be exhibiting a fuel cell vehicle at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) during the opening weekend festivities. The display will be part of the Hydrogen Village pavilion that will showcase leading edge fuel cell and hydrogen related technologies. Astris staff will be onsite for the opening weekend of the CNE, beginning on August 18th through to the Green Day celebrations on August 23rd.

On display will be Astris' Freedom Golf Car, the world's first alkaline fuel cell powered golf car fuelled by hydrogen. It is currently powered by Astris' 1.0 kW Power Generator, giving the vehicle a top cruising speed of 31 kph with better acceleration, hill climbing and extended range compared with a conventional battery-powered model. The car is fuelled by a 33-litre, refillable, carbon fibre hydrogen tank that can last up to 3 days under typical usage. The hydrogen tank can be re-filled within minutes.

Public demonstrations of the Freedom Golf Car will be held at the exhibition.

Over the past 127 years the CNE has grown to be the largest annual fair in Canada and the fifth largest in North American with an average attendance of 1.4 million visitors annually. For more information on the CNE visit www.mmi.theex.com

Attending the Green Day celebrations on August 23rd will be Toronto's Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, Chair of the Roundtable on the Environment. He and other special guests will be at the Green Toronto Awards display booth.

About Astris Energi Inc.

Astris is a late-stage development company committed to becoming the leading provider of affordable fuel cells and fuel cell generators internationally. Astris is commencing pilot production of its POWERSTACK™ MC250 technology in 2005. Astris is the only publicly traded company in North America focused exclusively on the, economically more favourable, alkaline fuel cell. Additional information is also available at the company's website at www.astris.ca.

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