Fuel Cell Industry to Host Congressional EXPO

July 13, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Thirty industry-leading organizations dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cell technologies will display cutting-edge power systems during the 2006 Congressional Fuel Cell EXPO on July 20, 2006, in the Cannon Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The demonstrations will include fuel cell systems representing portable, stationary, micro and automotive applications. The Congressional EXPO will allow members of Congress and their staff, administration officials and the general public to see the progress being made to make the nation more energy independent.

The event is being sponsored by the four founding members of the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus: Congressmen Bob Inglis (R-SC), Al Wynn (D-MD), John Larson (D-CT), and Charles Dent (R-PA). Addressing the crowd will be Congressmen Zach Wamp (R-TN) and Lee Terry (R-NE), as well as Department of Energy Undersecretary David Garman.

The EXPO is free and open to the public. The event is being organized by the US Fuel Cell Council, the trade association of the fuel cell industry. Among the exhibitors, who are members of the Fuel Cell Council, will be: 3M, Ballard Power Systems, BTI/Fuel Cells 2000, Cabot Fuel Cells, Chevron, Columbian Chemicals Company, Delphi Corp., DuPont Fuel Cells, Entegris, FuelCell Energy, General Electric, General Motors, Gore Fuel Cell Technologies, GrafTech International, Hydrogenics Corp., IdaTech, Millennium Cell, MTI MicroFuel Cells, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Nuvera Fuel Cells, PEMEAS E-TEK Division, Plug Power, PolyFuel, Proton Energy Systems, ReliOn, Renewable Fuels Association, Siemens, Toyota, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), U.S. Navy-Marine Corp Team, UltraCell Corp., University of South Carolina, and UTC Power.