H Power Announces Successful Fuel Cell Tests

December 26, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

H Power Corp. (Clifton, NJ) announced that its products performed successfully in tests conducted by Concurrent Technologies Corp. (CTC, Johnstown, PA) on behalf of the US Air Force's (USAF) Air Expeditionary Force Battlelab (AEFB), Common Core Power Production (C2P2) Initiative. The US Air Force Battlelabs are chartered to demonstrate the military utility of existing technologies and accelerate emerging technologies to meet USAF needs and requirements.

Using H Power's hydrogen-powered fuel cell systems, the USAF’s Battlelab C2P2 Initiative successfully demonstrated that proton-exchange membrane fuel cells have the potential to provide the core of all AEFB power production, from powering an office in a tent city to aircraft ground support equipment on the flight line.

H. Frank Gibbard, CEO of H Power, commented, “We are very pleased to have been given this opportunity by the USAF to demonstrate the effectiveness of our products and technology. As a leading developer of high- and low-power fuel cell systems, we recognize the significant advantages that fuel cells can bring to users, and are pleased to have demonstrated these features, as well as the systems' reliability, in these tests. We look forward to continuing our relationship with CTC and the USAF in the future.”