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Fuel Cell System, Vehicle Awarded

Millennium Cell Inc. has received a 2002 Best of What’s New Award from Popular Science.

New York, New York – November 12, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Together with DaimlerChrysler, Millennium Cell was recognized for its Hydrogen on Demand hydrogen storage and generation system, which powers the DaimlerChrysler Town and Country fuel cell minivan, known as the Natrium. Calling Hydrogen on Demand “the most imaginative solution we’ve seen” to power a fuel cell car, Popular Science features the Natrium as one of its Automotive Technology winners. “The key to the Natrium is the fuel,” said Thomas Moore, Vice President, DaimlerChrysler’s Liberty & Technical Affairs research and development group. “It is important that we fully explore sodium borohydride fuel and the Millennium Cell technology as we search for the best fuel cell system for our vehicles.” “This award recognizes DaimlerChrysler innovation at its best,” said Bernard I. Robertson, Senior Vice President, Engineering Technologies and Regulatory Affairs for DaimlerChrysler. “The Natrium combines our industry-leading fuel cell vehicle development program and the creativity of our advanced technology group, while building on our heritage of close working relationships with key technology partners,” Robertson said. Millennium Cell’s Hydrogen on Demand system uses sodium borohydride to produce a completely safe hydrogen fuel, dubbed Freedom Fuel, based on abundant natural products found here in the United States. This fuel system gives the Natrium a range of 300 miles, significantly longer than any fuel cell vehicle shown to date with zero emissions.