Delphi Exhibits Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology At U.S. Department of Defense Earth Day Preview

    TROY, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphi Corporation (NYSE:   DPH) will
 exhibit its Generation-2 solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) at the U.S. Department
 of Defense's (DOD) Earth Day event scheduled for Mon., April 21 in the
 courtyard of the Pentagon.  This year's event will preview the American
 automobile industry's fuel cell vehicles and technology developments.
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     "Fuel cell development is one of the cornerstones of the military's
 transformation and our showcase of vehicles using this technology underscores
 our continued partnership progress with industry to bring dual use
 technologies forward quickly," said Acting Secretary of the Navy H. T.
 Johnson, the sponsor for the day's activities.  "The Army's National
 Automotive Center in Warren, MI, is our catalyst with industry.  Their
 programs reach across the joint services spectrum and academia and include
 multi-agency initiatives with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the
 Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the
 Department of Transportation."
     "At this event, Delphi is showing its next generation SOFC that has the
 ability to use alternate fuels and is designed to work with special fuel used
 by the military (JP-8 logistics fuel)," said Dr. Jean Botti, chief
 technologist, Delphi's Dynamics and Propulsion Innovation Center.  "Delphi's
 SOFC includes increased power density for the military in a lightweight
 package.  It also gives soldiers more autonomy in the field, because along
 with generating electricity, it produces potable water after filtration."
     Delphi is developing multiple applications for both commercial and
 military SOFC systems, including:
     *  A lightweight, personal-backpack auxiliary power unit (APU) system
 providing from 100 watts to 1kW of electric power.
     *  Quiet power-generator systems for outdoor field support to assist base
 camps and field operations.
     *  Truck or vehicle-mounted APUs for electric power, which are independent
 of engine operation, offering high efficiency and low-sound output.
     *  Vehicle propulsion systems for series-hybrid electric vehicles and
 range extenders for large electric vehicles.
     Delphi's SOFC is multi-fuel capable using many hydrocarbon fuels and
 hydrogen along with diesel fuel and logistics fuel (JP-8) that are both
 required for military applications.  It can be operated independently of a
 vehicle's engine for silent power or in conjunction with an engine for
 emissions reductions through use of the engine's reformed fuel.  It produces
 water in the exhaust that can be condensed and filtered to support drinking
 water needs of military field personnel.
     Several automobile manufacturers will have vehicles available for
 attendees to interact with during a ride-and-drive event.  In addition,
 technology displays will be available from numerous automobile manufacturers
 and suppliers.  A fuel cell powered bus currently in use in Georgetown, an
 area of Washington D.C., will also be exhibited.
     Delphi has been developing fuel cell technology for the past 10 years and
 is a leader among industry-wide efforts to bring this technology to the
 marketplace.  One effort involves a 10-year, $138 million development project
 with the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory to develop and test a
 SOFC auxiliary power unit design that can be mass produced at low cost.
     For more information about Delphi and its operating subsidiaries, visit
 Delphi's Media Room at .


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