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Upcoming conference covers latest in fuel cell technology

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 19, 2001 (PRNewswire) — Fuel Cell Investor 2001, the latest conference organized by Strategic Research Institute will be held in Boston, Tremont Hotel, on March 20-21, 2001.

Fuel cell companies such as DCH Technology, FuelCell Energy, HPower, Hydrogenics, Mechanical Technology, Millennium Cell, Plug Power, Proton Energy, ZeTek, will attend the event, along with executives of some pre-IPO fuel cell ventures.

Companies interested in fuel cell applications and commercial developments will be represented as well — DTE Energy, DuPont, Enron, Ford, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Salomon Smith Barney, Texaco, UBS Warburg, U.S. Department of Energy, Verizon.

Some of the keynote speakers will be: Frank C. Ingriselli, President of Texaco Technology Ventures, Peter J. Pintar, Vice President, DTE Energy, David L. Peet, Director, DuPont Fuel Cell Venture, Hans Kobler, Vice President, GE Equity, Masroor Siddiqui, Vice President, Goldman Sachs.

The fuel cell community, among others, will represent: Jerry D. Leitman, CEO, FCEL, George McNamee, Chairman, PLUG, H. Frank Gibbard, CEO, HPOW, Walter (Chip) Schroeder, CEO, PRTN, Bill Acker, President, MKTY, Stephen S. Tang, CEO, MCEL, Pierre Rivard, President, HYGS and Nicholas Abson, CEO, ZeTek Power.

Chairman of this conference will be David A. Weiss, Vice President of Salomon Smith Barney. The FC Investor 2001 conference will review existing and future technologies, new markets niches, technical challenges yet to be resolved and, above all, the financial implications of the decisions made and the commercialization paths taken.

In addition, for all interested in investing in private or public companies, there will be five panel discussions addressing some specific issues, such as:

* Ask CEOs: If your technology works, what is its long-term potential?

* Ask CFOs about their business plans and investment opportunities

* Is there a niche market?

* Early potentials before mass commercialization

* Early-phase, prior to commercialization R&D and its impact on defining future trends

* What’s going on in Europe?

Exhibition of the latest developments in fuel cell technology will also take place.

For further information or to request a brochure please contact Nadine Harris at Strategic Research Institute, by mail at 333 7th Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10001-5004; by phone at 212-967-0095, ext. 239; by fax at 212-967-7973 or 7974; or by email at [email protected] web site: http://www.srinstitute.com/

SOURCE Strategic Research Institute