Astris Energi Wins Research Grant

May 08, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Astris Energi Inc. (Mississauga, ON) announced that its European subsidiary, ASTRIS sro (Benesov, the Czech Republic), has been awarded a KC5.0 million (Czech crown) grant from the government of the Czech Republic. The grant will fund a cooperative effort between ASTRIS sro and the renowned Academy of Science (Czech Republic) to focus on Astris' third-generation MC250 alkaline fuel cell stack, which will become a key building block in fuel cell systems up to 10kW.

"We are very pleased that our project won in this tough competition," said Radek Kotoucek, manager of the Astris facility in the Czech Republic. "It is nice to see that the Ministry recognized the importance of our technology for both industry and the environment."