WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 30 fuel cell industry leaders will exhibit at the 2002 CONGRESSIONAL FUEL CELL EXPO scheduled for May 20, 2002, in the Cannon Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy will provide welcoming remarks to the EXPO attendees and exhibitors, and the event's Congressional host, Rep. Nancy Johnson of Connecticut also will address the EXPO.

The fuel cell industry is quickly moving to commercialize this technology for powering everything from cellular phones and laptop computers to homes and businesses, as well as cars and buses. The EXPO will provide an opportunity for members of Congress, Congressional staff, federal agency officials, and news media representatives to learn about these technology advancements directly from the leaders in the industry.

What: CONGRESSIONAL FUEL CELL EXPO
When: May 20, 2002 - 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Where: Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building

1st and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20515

The EXPO is free and open to the public, and no pre-registration is required. Attendees will receive a free EXPO beach ball, and visitors can enjoy festive pre-holiday snacks and refreshments in observance of the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend.

The EXPO is being sponsored by the U.S. Fuel Cell Council, the trade association dedicated to fostering the commercial introduction of fuel cell technology. The EXPO is also supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

EXPO exhibitors will include: 3M Fuel Cell Components; Avista Labs; Ballard Power Systems; Bulk Molding Compounds, Inc.; Celanese/Ticona; Conoco Cevolution; Daimler Chrysler; DCH Technology, Inc.; DeNora North America, Inc. (E-Tek Division); Department of Energy; DuPont Fuel Cells; FEV Engine Technology, Inc.; Fuel Cell Components and Integrators, Inc.; H Power Corporation; Hydrogenics Corporation; IdaTech, LLC; Methanex Corporation; Methanol Institute; Millennium Cell; MTI MicroFuel Cells, Inc.; National Fuel Cell Research Center; OMG Corporation - Fuel Cell Division; Plug Power; Porvair Fuel Cell Technologies; Proton Energy Systems; Renewable Fuels Association; Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation; Society of Automotive Engineers; Sure Power Corporation; Syntroleum Corporation; Teledyne Energy Systems, Inc.; UTC Fuel Cells; W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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