Fuel Cell Institute To Address The Technology's Commercial Use, Challenges And Opportunities

EVENT: The 3rd Annual Fuel Cell Technology Institute will offer courses and workshops designed for industry leaders and energy researchers to learn more about the future commercial use of fuel cells.
DATE: June 23-26, 2003
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, Calif.

BACKGROUND: The Fuel Cell Technology Institute is a two-day short course (June 24-25) that addresses the basics of fuel cell technology, the spectrum of fuel cell types, practical fuel cell systems and the challenges and opportunities associated with the fuel cell market. Day one will cover the fundamentals of fuel cell technology; day two will look at the use of fuel cells in portable electronics, automobiles, homes and office buildings. Workshops addressing distributed generation and hydrogen fuel will be held on June 23 and 26.

Speakers include representatives from: Air Products & Chemicals, CTG Energetics, FuelCell Energy, Plug Power, SiemensWestinghouse, Toyota, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy and the National Fuel Cell Research Center.

The event is hosted by the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), the nation's first university-based organization created to advance fuel cell technologies. The NFCRC is housed in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine, recognized internationally for its research on advanced energy systems, gas turbine combustion and greenhouse gasses.

COSTS: From $495 to $695 for the main conference
REGISTRATION: For more information and to register, visit www.nfcrc.uci.edu/fcti or call (949) 824-1999.

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