Berlin, Germany - 21 April 2008. Heliocentris Fuel Cells AG, a leading fuel cell system integrator, today presents three new industrial fuel cell systems at the Hanover trade show. The three new systems designed for OEM customers target different power classes and cooling systems. In the campaign Heliocentris demonstrates its extensive expertise as a system integrator. Heliocentris' new fuel cell systems integrate fuel cells from strategic partners Ballard Power Systems (Canada) and Schunk Group (Germany). The entire fuel cell system beyond the fuel cell itself is based on Heliocentris' in house development. The objective of Heliocentris has been to design open systems for use in a broad range of industrial settings with a focus on size and technical requirements. By launching these new systems Heliocentris further strengthens its technological reputation and expands its positioning within the fuel cell value chain. At the same time the company is further building its lead position as a system integrator in the international fuel cell markets. At the Hanover trade show Heliocentris will present two of these fuel cell systems equipped with Ballard's air-cooled fuel cells as examples of industrial applications. One system supplies back-up electricity with a performance of 350 W and is applied as an extension to an existing photovoltaic emergency power-supply. This system can be viewed at the SMA Technologie AG booth. The second system, displayed at Heliocentris' booth, is a 1200 W fuel cell system applied to a complete and self-sustaining power generation unit including hydrogen generation (electrolyser) and storage. The installation presented by Heliocentris is an example of a standalone grid-independent energy system. In addition to these air-cooled systems, Heliocentris is presenting a water-cooled system platform using Schunk fuel cells. This compact system allows the use of heat loss, for example, for heating purposes, therefore increasing total efficiency of the system. Dr Henrik Colell, CEO of Heliocentris Fuel Cells AG, comments: "This campaign strengthens Heliocentris' position as a leading system integrator for fuel cells and hydrogen applications. With these flexible fuel cell systems we can now easily adapt to our customer specific needs and requirements. The new systems allow us to now serve the demands of the market for industrial applications with its multitude of opportunities. " Heliocentris has also developed a new logo and consistent corporate design. A completely redesigned portal is available at www.heliocentris.com. Please contact us for further information: Heliocentris Fuel Cells AG Dr András Gosztonyi (CFO) Tel.: +49-(0)30-6392-6185 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org About Heliocentris Fuel Cells AG: Heliocentris is a leading provider and system integrator of fuel cells. Educational institutions, universities, research facilities and companies in over 50 countries are among its more than 10,000 clients. These customers already use over 50 items from among Heliocentris' eight product lines today. Worldwide, Heliocentris ranks as one of the market leaders in the field of educational and R&D systems for fuel cells. The width of the offering ranges from educational systems for instruction and studies to integrated laboratory equipment for research and development as well as industrial applications tailored to the client. Fuel cells are considered to be a key technology for the supply of energy by means of renewable energy sources. Fuel cells are environmentally friendly electrochemical energy converters which transform chemical energy directly into electricity and heat with a high level of efficiency. As a pioneer in its field, Heliocentris possesses a wealth of long-time experience in the development, production and marketing of this significant technology of the future. The company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. A subsidiary in Vancouver, Canada, serves the American market. Disclaimer This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the management of Heliocentris Fuel Cells AG. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the forward-looking statements given here and the actual development, in particular the results, financial situation and performance of our Company. The Company assumes no liability to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments. The information in this press release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States or any other country. http://www.heliocentris.com Copyright © Hugin AS 2008. All rights reserved.
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