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Millennium Cell Awarded Subcontract for
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by Rex Luzader
Millennium Cell

Millennium Cell, Inc. MCEL, a leading technology development company that offers a proprietary process to safely store, generate and deliver pure hydrogen, announced today that it has been awarded a subcontract to develop hydrogen storage systems for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The prime contractor is Pennsylvania-based Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), which operates the DoD’s Fuel Cell Test and Evaluation Center (FCTec) in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

Millennium Cell’s contract is part of first-year activities under the DoD contract to develop Common Core Power Production (C2P2) technology for the Air Force’s Advanced Alternate Power Technology Transformation Office (A2PT2O). The C2P2 Program is based on utilizing fuel cell systems as interchangeable power sources for military equipment. Millennium Cell will develop and provide Hydrogen on DemandTM (HOD) system design and key components, which will be fabricated and tested at FCTec. The five (5) kW HOD system will be capable of providing hydrogen for refueling mobile devices and powering stationary apparatus, among other military applications.

The U.S. Air Force is seeking long-term acquisition of modular, deployable power generation and distribution systems, which include fuel cells. This program will help to develop application and integration platforms for a variety of stationary, mobile and aviation support applications for the U.S. military.

“Millennium Cell is excited to join in this effort with Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), operator of FCTec, to enhance U.S. defense capabilities,” said Adam Briggs, Vice President - Product Development. “We see several opportunities to integrate the HOD system with CTC’s system architecture, and we look forward to the opportunity to participate in future phases of the C2P2 Program.”

“FCTec is a National Test Center that was established to support the development and validation of fuel cell-powered sources for both military and commercial applications,” said Daniel R. DeVos, CTC’s President & CEO. “We are pleased to have Millennium Cell as part of the C2P2 team as their technology and support will contribute to a successful program for the DoD.”

Millennium Cell, Inc. is engaged in the development of a next generation energy source for use primarily in consumer electronics, portable power devices and standby power systems as well as in selected transportation applications. The Company’s innovative and proprietary Hydrogen on DemandTM systems safely generate high-quality hydrogen through the use of sodium borohydride. This chemical compound is non-combustible, high in energy density, easily distributed, and convenient for consumer use. Millennium Cell is developing technology in partnership with corporate and government entities. For more information, visit www.millenniumcell.com. ©2005. All Rights Reserved. A Publication of the National Hydrogen Association.
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