IdaTech to continue Army fuel cell system development

BEND, Ore., 5 July 2005. IdaTech LLC, a fuel cell manufacturer in Bend, Ore., won U.S. Army contract to continue developing a portable fuel cell system for military applications.

BEND, Ore., 5 July 2005. IdaTech LLC, a fuel cell manufacturer in Bend, Ore., won U.S. Army contract to continue developing a portable fuel cell system for military applications.

IdaTech officials say their portable power systems and integrated proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell system is potentially a key technology for military field energy supply requirements.

The contract calls for IdaTech to enhance its 250-watt, integrated, man-portable fuel cell system by developing a lighter and smaller fuel cell system with an on-board packaged liquid fuel reformer.

The 250-watt system is to provide long-term quiet, rechargeable power, and to eliminate the need for batteries. The Army originally selected IdaTech to develop a portable fuel cell system in August 2004.

For more information contact IdaTech online at www.idatech.com.

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