May 1, 2007

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells 2007 conference opens in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia – Hydrogen & Fuel Cells 2007, an international technology event, opened yesterday in Vancouver against a backdrop of global concern over carbon emissions and energy supplies. Keynote speakers will tackle how hydrogen and fuel cell technology can address the world’s key energy and environmental challenges, and the current state of commercial applications for the technology.

“With the world’s attention focused on the harmful effects of climate change, hydrogen and fuel cell technology is at the centre of the world’s search for clean, green, sustainable energy alternatives,” says John Tak, president and CEO of Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada. “This conference showcases the commercial applications at work today, and how hydrogen and fuel cell technology is powering buses, forklifts and flashlights, as well as heating buildings and homes throughout the world.”

The three-day event runs to May 2 at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. Government and industry leaders will share national strategies on clean energy development and emissions reduction. The event includes ride-and-drives featuring the latest fuel cell vehicles from Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan.

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