Northwest Power Systems (Bend, OR) will change its name to IdaTech, effective May 1, 2000. The name change is linked with Northwest's decision earlier this year to become a manufacturer of fully integrated fuel cell systems and with IDA Corp's assumed majority ownership of Northwest Power Systems in April 1999. "IdaTech better communicates our company's […]
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced a 38-percent increase in revenues for the quarter, ending on March 31, 2000. Revenues increased to $57,786,000 compared with $41,964,000 for 1999. Net income increased 94 percent at $7,116,000, up from $3,665,000 in 1999. Diluted earnings per share increased 88 percent to $0.16, up from $0.09 in 1999.
Inverpower Controls Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario) has been awarded a contract from Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to design and manufacture a 250kW power conversion system for an atmospheric SOFC combined heat and power system. The project is a venture between OPG and Siemens Westinghouse, the SOFC technology provider, and production will be undertaken by Ontario Power […]
BK Precision Corp. (Placentia, CA) announced the addition of the Model 1620 dc power supply to its product line. The new bench-top...
Electric Fuel Corp. (Bet Shemesh, Israel) announced production on their universal ZincAir booster powerpack, which will enable cellular phone users to cut the cord while talking and charging their cellular phone, simultaneously. The powerpack, which weighs less than 3 ounces, provides up to three complete charges to the phone's battery without the need for an […]
Arthur D. Little (ADL, Cambridge, MA) has announced the merger of it's industry-leading Epyx fuel processing business with De Nora Fuel Cells (Milan, Italy) to form Nuvera Fuel Cells. Nuvera will maintain operations in Cambridge and Milan and will increase its staff from 80 to more than 200 by the end of the year. Nuvera […]
Mazda Motor Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) has joined DaimlerChrysler AG (Germany) and Nippon Mitsubishi Oil in a government-led project to test fuels for next-generation fuel cell vehicles. Mazda and DaimlerChrysler will each contribute fuel cell vehicles, while Nippon will contribute hydrogen, methanol fuel and test tracks for the three-year project. The purpose of the project is […]
PowerDsine (San Jose, CA) and Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) announced a joint strategy to develop a standards-based powered Ethernet solution based on PowerDsine's Power-over-LAN Ethernet technology and Siemen's HiNet family of IP-based communication systems. The announcement was made at the Voice on the Net Trade Show, where both companies are […]
Pacific Lithium Ltd. (Auckland, New Zealand) has exercised its option and has licensed Energy Ventures Inc.'s (Toronto, Ontario) lithium-ion battery cathode material technology. Pacific Lithium has exclusive license for the manufacture and sale of Energy Venture's lithium-ion cathode materials, and for the manufacture of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that use those materials. Pacific Lithium decided on […]
Electric Fuel Corp. (New York) announced production on their universal ZincAir booster powerpack, which will enable cellular phone users to "cut the cord" while talking and charging their cellular phone, simultaneously. The less than 3oz powerpack provides up to three complete charges to the phone's battery without the need for an electrical outlet. The booster […]
International Fuel Cells Inc. (South Windsor, CT) has aided South County Hospital in Wakefield, RI, with their PC25 fuel cell system. South County has become the first hospital in New England to generate its own electricity. The fuel cell began its 24-hour operation in December 1999, producing one-third of the hospital's electricity during peak hours, […]
Shindengen America Inc. (Mt. Prospect, IL) has appointed Peter Gajewski as president of the company. Gajewski succeeds Masayoshi Hattori, who is retiring. Gajewski joined Shindengen America in 1987 as senior sales and marketing executive in the company's founding year. Prior to Shindengren, Gajewski held management and technical positions for California DC and Gould Inc. Gajewski […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (APC, West Kingston, RI) has made its debut in Fortune magazine's ranking of the 1,000 largest companies. The company topped out 1999 with $1.3 billion in revenues placing the company at Number 929. "The fact that a company that manufactures and markets power-protection equipment made it to the Fortune 1,000 sends […]
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD, Troy, MI) and N.V. Bekaert S.D. (Belgium) have formed a joint venture into the production of photovoltaic cells and modules based on thin-film technology. With an investment from Bekaert, a leading manufacturer of steel products, a manufacturing plant with an annual capacity of 25MW will be designed and built by […]
Rentech Inc. (Denver, CO) has signed a memorandum with FuelCell Energy Inc. (Danbury, CT) to immediately begin a feasibility study for the siting of a 9,000kW commercial scale fuel cell power plant at the Sand Creek Energy LLC (SCE, Commerce City, CO). Rentech plans to convert the existing methanol plant at Sand Creek into a […]