Funds Back U.S. Army Fuel Cell Effort

Novemnber 20, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Representative Christopher Cox (R-California), Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the House Policy Committee, has secured US$2 million in the Fiscal Year 2004 Defense Appropriations Bill, signed by the President on September 30, 2003, for Irvine-based Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide’s U.S. Army Hydrogen Infrastructure program. As the Armed Services are in the process of revolutionizing the way they fight and for the future forces, it will be necessary to be energy efficient and stealthy, two requirements well served by hydrogen fuel cells. Funding for this program will play a critical role in helping meet these requirements.The funds will be used to design and demonstrate a self-sustaining, transportable integrated energy generation and refueling system for fuel cell applications operating in remote locations. This program is in addition to the vehicle-focused contract recently awarded to Quantum by the Army, which was announced last month.

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