Millennium Cell to receive funding in 2007 Defense Appropriations Bill for the U.S. Air Force soldier power program

Eatontown, N.J., 3 October 2006. A developer of hydrogen battery technology, Millennium Cell Inc.'s soldier power program has been allocated $2.5 million of funding in the fiscal year 2007 Defense Appropriations Bill. The bill was signed into law by President Bush on Friday morning.

Eatontown, N.J., 3 October 2006. A developer of hydrogen battery technology, Millennium Cell Inc.'s soldier power program has been allocated $2.5 million of funding in the fiscal year 2007 Defense Appropriations Bill. The bill was signed into law by President Bush on Friday morning.

Under the bill, the U.S. Air Force-funded soldier power program will receive a second consecutive year of funding for advanced fuel cartridge development with a goal to reach aggressive energy density targets which cannot be met with traditional battery chemistries.

The 2006 Defense Bill provided approximately $1.7 million in total funding, which resulted in the delivery of Protonex Technology Corporation's 30-watt portable soldier power system (the "P2") for evaluation to the U.S. Air Force in May of this year.

New technology developed under the 2007 funding will result in higher energy density fuel cartridges for products from the company's licensees, including the P2 from Protonex and the IFS24 Special Operations Command radio fuel cell system from Jadoo Power Systems.

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