SOURCE: Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition

June 01, 2006 17:19 ET

Mass Hydrogen Coalition Says "Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit Breath of Fresh Air for Local High Tech Economy"

BEVERLY, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2006 -- "On June 5th, the New England high technology community will have a unique opportunity to meet leading executives driving their hydrogen and fuel cell companies towards commercial success at the 2nd Annual Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit, Worcester Polytechnic Institute," said Brad Bradshaw, President of the Massachusetts Hydrogen Council.

Industry, Government and Academia Unite at Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit

The Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition, together with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the Center for Technology Commercialization and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, is bringing together leading companies, universities and other organizations directly involved in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry for this spectacular one-day exposition.

Locally based companies including Protonex, Hy9, Acumentrics, Nuvera and Parker have found customers and capital as they enter regular production. Government participation and cooperation to fuel expansion plans for this burgeoning industry will be explained by Congressman James McGovern and State Representative Barry Finegold. The Director of the Renewable Energy Trust, Warren Leon, and Brad Bradshaw, President of the Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition, will address industry-wide issues to maximize the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

The Summit uniquely focuses on commercial successes, highlighting companies manufacturing and shipping hydrogen and fuel cell equipment to address America's key challenges in oil dependency, air quality, reliable electricity and high performance power.

2nd Annual Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit at-a-glance

Massachusetts has the highest density of companies, universities, and research institutes accelerating the commercial success of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. This industry cluster is burgeoning in an environment that is driving commercial success, creating many breakthrough solutions to our country's key energy challenges. Presentations include:

Commercial Success -- Session Chair: James P. Dunn, Center for Technology Commercialization

--  Breaking Through to Manufacturing -- The Protonex P2TM Story
--  Selling One Thousand Units -- The Parker-Hannifin TekStakTM Story
--  Achieving Global Sales Through Early Market Penetration -- The Nuvera
    FORZA Story
--  Five Years of Regular Production -- The Hy9 HyPurifierTM Story
--  Innovation Driven Commercial Success -- The Acumentrics Story, Tom
    Philbin, Senior Vice President, Acumentrics
    
Commercial Innovation -- Session Chair: Jeffrey Bentley, President & CEO, CellTech Power, Inc.
--  Hydrogen Storage Breakthrough -- The Safe Hydrogen Story, Sigmar
    Tullmann, CEO & President, Safe Hydrogen
--  Solar Hydrogen Generation -- The Nanoptek Story, John Guerra, CEO &
    President, Nanoptek
--  Next Generation Generation -- The CTP Hydrogen Story, Scott Rackey,
    CEO & President, CTP Hydrogen
--  Direct Fuel Cells Using JP-8 and Diesel -- The CellTech Power Story,
    Jeffrey Bentley, CEO & President, CellTech Power
    
University Innovation -- Session Chair: Ravindra Datta, Professor and Director, The WPI Fuel Cell Center, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
--  Composite Palladium/Porous-Metal Membranes for Hydrogen Generation, Ed
    Ma, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
--  Single Step Co-firing of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and MIEC Membranes for
    Hydrogen Generation, Srikanth Gopalan, Professor of Manufacturing
    Engineering, Boston University
--  Gas Desulfurization and Catalytic Upgrade of Hydrogen for Fuel Cell
    Applications, Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Chemical and Biological
    Engineering, Tufts University
--  Materials Challenges for Fuel Cells -- From Fundamentals to Devices,
    Sanjeev Mukerjee, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern
    University
    
The 2005 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Summit attracted several hundred financiers, government officials and potential customers from all over the northeastern United States. The Summit is a unique opportunity to present products, services and capabilities to a wide audience, including print, radio and television media. To register, exhibit or sponsor the Summit, please contact Classic Communications at (508) 698-6810. Conference information is available at http://www.wpi.edu/News/Conf/FuelCell/.

Contact Information

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    President
    Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition
    (978) 232-0080
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