4th annual Southeastern Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Conference


COLUMBIA, S.C. - March 14, 2007 - FuelCellSouth announced today its 4th annual Southeastern Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Conference, which will be held May 2 - 4, 2007 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. The theme for this year's conference is "Collaboration, Consensus and Commitment - the Catalysts for Realizing the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Economy."

"Collaboration demands character and heart," said Tom Militello, Executive Director for FuelCellSouth. "Over the last several years FuelCellSouth has worked with industry, researchers, entrepreneurs and government officials to facilitate the emergence of a hydrogen and fuel cell economy in the southeastern United States. "We are achieving the vision through real relationships, teamwork and trust," added Militello.

FuelCellSouth 2007 opens on Wednesday, May 2, with an in-depth review of the collaborative activities underway throughout the eleven-state FuelCellSouth region. Highlights of the program include hydrogen fueling stations and vehicle programs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. The Wednesday program is co-sponsored by The Center for Hydrogen Research and the South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance. The Hydrogen Day program, will feature speakers on the topics of hydrogen production, infrastructure and distribution in support of portable fuel cells, power generation and transportation solutions.

On Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, FuelCellSouth conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions of the Korea - USA Fuel Cell Symposium, a scientific and engineering forum sponsored by the Korea Institute of Energy Research and University of South Carolina. "This event is one example of collaboration underway to overcome the barriers for reliable fuel cell operation," said Dr. John Van Zee, Director of the National Science Foundation Industry / University Collaborative Research Center for Fuel Cells at University of South Carolina.

Also, on Thursday, May 3, and Friday, May 4, FuelCellSouth will host its Spring Partners Forum. The FuelCellSouth Partners Forum provides case studies and panel presentations on the applications of portable, stationary, and vehicular fuel cells for business, government and consumer sectors. Three new tracks and case study sessions are offered this year for municipalities and county government officials to explore the latest fuel cell products, which are ready for prime-time implementation and emerging technologies, which will be in the market shortly.

About FuelCellSouth - FuelCellSouth is a 501(c)(6) industry association whose core mission is to foster awareness and create market opportunities for fuel cells in the southeastern United States. Founded in 2003 as an annual conference for fuel cell industry pundits, FuelCellSouth provides today the market education platform and technical support environment for researchers, industry, entrepreneurs and government officials to reach the marketplace with their research, technologies, products and services.

For more registration information and a detailed FuelCellSouth 2007 program agenda visit www.fuelcellsouth.com

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