Astris Energi Inc. (Mississauga, ON), a developer of alkaline fuel cell technology, announced that the North American premiere of its 2.4 kW Model E8 Portable AFC Generator will take place at the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2004 Conference and Trade Show, to be held in Toronto from September 25 to September 28, 2004.
The E8 is the latest in a series of self-contained, portable generators that are powered by Astris' alkaline fuel cell. The quiet, emission-free E8 uses the latest generation POWERSTACK™ MC250 fuel cell modules to deliver 48 Vdc at 50 A of current and will handle overload up to 60 A. The generator has a total electrical efficiency of more than 50%
The development of the E8 was partially funded by the Czech Republic's Ministry of Industry and Trade. In May 2004, following a series of successful demonstrations, a panel of five experts from the Czech Ministry, the Technical University Brno and the University Pardubice concluded that the E8 fully met all the performance and budget goals of its project specifications.