Cellex Power to Field Trial Hydrogen Fuel Cells

May 23, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Cellex Power Products Inc. (Vancouver, BC) announced that the logistics subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will participate in its next set of field trials designed to test Cellex's fuel cell products for powering electric lift trucks. The company has been conducting field trials since February 2002 and has logged hundreds of truck days. Field trials are set to begin later this year.

Cellex President and CEO Chris Reid commented, "Lead-acid batteries typically last only four to eight hours before requiring a battery change. In a centralized battery room, a depleted battery is removed from the lift truck and replaced with a freshly charged battery, enabling the truck to return to work. Customers can change batteries two to three times a day resulting in lost productivity and increased operational cost. Our hydrogen fuel cell products produce zero harmful emissions and will possess additional environmental benefits to our customers."