Fuel Cell Powered Micro-CHP to Debut at 2007 Hannover Fair

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Acumentrics Corporation announced it will exhibit a new, fuel cell powered, home energy appliance at the Hannover Fair this April. Their micro-CHP (combined heat and power) device generates heat and electricity directly from municipal gas or propane. It will be on display at the Massachusetts booth, Hall 13, F57.

Acumentrics Corporation announced today that it will exhibit a new, fuel cell powered, home energy appliance at the Hannover Fair this April in Hannover, Germany. The micro-CHP (combined heat and power) device generates heat and electricity directly from municipal gas or propane.

A model of the AHEAD micro-CHP, which is ready for field test and demonstration, will be on display at the Massachusetts booth, Hall 13, F57. More information can be found at http://www.acumentrics.com. The 2007 Hannover Messe runs from April 16-20.

The Acumentrics AHEAD micro-CHP provides enough electricity to power the average home, with peaks being handled by the grid or batteries. Electricity is created electrochemically in an array of solid-state tubes. Extra electricity can be metered back to the grid. No hydrogen is required; it operates directly from propane or natural gas.

The AHEAD micro-CHP also contains a state-of-the-art hydronic boiler capable of supplying the heating needs of an average home. The hydronic system efficiently captures the excess energy from the hot fuel cells, and supplements peak thermal loads with a clean, high-efficiency burner. CO2 emissions are significantly reduced due to high overall conversion efficiencies, as compared to conventional technologies.

"We are excited to show our newest product at the premier trade show in Europe," said Vikram Varma, Acumentrics' Director of Business Development. "Our micro-CHP can truly bring modern, efficient technology to the home."

To date the Company has shipped 30 pre-commercial fuel cell power generators for field trials. Acumentrics' fast-starting, tubular, solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems are:

·    Able to start and stop quickly
·    Highly efficient
·    Fuel flexible
·    Tolerant of repeated thermal cycling
·    Designed to be inexpensively manufactured, with no high-cost catalysts or exotic materials

About Acumentrics: Acumentrics is a leading developer of solid oxide fuel cell products in the 250 W - 10 kW range. Acumentrics' durable, patented, tubular, solid oxide fuel cell generation uses in-situ reformation to run directly from natural gas, propane and other hydrocarbon fuels at standard delivery pressures.

Acumentrics also manufactures a line of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) for power conversion, quality, and backup. Their Rugged UPS products can be deployed in harsh physical and electrical environments including heat, cold, rain, dust, and blowing sand. The Rugged UPS is used extensively in various military and heavy-duty industrial applications.

About the Hannover Fair: The Hannover Fair was established sixty years ago, and today ranks as the leading international showplace for industrial technologies, materials, and emerging technology. It is held in Hannover Germany. Technical innovation is one key element in the success of HANNOVER MESSE. Another is its sharp focus on the creative application of existing knowledge. At Hannover the visitor can experience whole value chains and swap information with experts from a spectrum of industries. For more information see http://www.hannovermesse.de/homepage_e.

Contact: Gary Allen, Director of Sales +1 (613) 483-4157

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