CNG Donates Fuel Cell to Connecticut University

January 17, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Connecticut Natural Gas Corp. (CNG, Hartford, CT) donated a 200kW fuel cell to the University of Connecticut's School of Engineering for use in research and education. The fuel cell, manufactured by UTC Fuel Cells (South Windsor, CT) will provide electricity and serve as a learning tool for students engaged in the research and development of fuel cells.

“Connecticut Natural Gas had a number of options when determining what to do with the fuel cell servicing the company's former facilities in Hartford,” said James Laurito, CNG's president and COO. “Our decision to donate the fuel cell to UConn's School of Engineering as a research tool is recognition of the university's commitment to using natural gas as an energy source and the advancement of producing energy in an environmentally friendly manner.”