Astris Energi Cites Foreign Fuel Cell Prospect

July 30, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

Astris Energi Inc. (Mississauga, ON), a developer of alkaline fuel cell technology, announced that it is in constant discussions with India's largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in the field of electrical machinery, which has been designated by the government of India to carry out the largest fuel cell project in the world, the electrification of 60,000 villages now without power.

The government of India is exploring the use of potentially low-cost, high-efficiency, alkaline fuel cell technology. The director of the Indian program visited both Astris headquarters and the fuel cell development and production facility of the company's joint venture in Montreal last month.