State Demonstrates 'Energy of the Future'

TNRCC, Senator Brown Host First Public Demonstration of Hydrogen Fuel Cell



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from DCH Technology, Inc. from ,Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission

    AUSTIN, Texas, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first public demonstration
 of pollution-free technology in Texas, a 3,000-watt hydrogen fuel cell was
 used today to power sophisticated air quality monitoring equipment used by
 Texas' environmental agency.
      Senate Natural Resources Committee Chairman J.E. "Buster" Brown and
 Commissioner Ralph Marquez of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation
 Commission (TNRCC) demonstrated the technology, which uses hydrogen and oxygen
 to produce electricity and emits water as its only byproduct, today in
 downtown Austin
     Texas Railroad Commissioner Charles Matthews, State Sen. David Cain, State
 Rep. Debra Danburg, and EPA Region 6 Administrator Gregg Cooke were among the
 officials who witnessed the demonstration.
     Fuel cells are highly efficient, reduce transmission losses, and can
 operate with a variety of fuel sources including natural gas, methane gas, and
 propane.
     Today's demonstration marks the culmination of efforts by the TNRCC,
 Texaco Energy Systems Inc., (NYSE:   TX) DCH Technology, Inc. (Amex:   DCH)
 through its Enable(TM) Fuel Cell Corporation subsidiary, Air Products
 Corporation (NYSE:   APD), the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), IPS
 MeteoStar, the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Texas State Energy
 Conservation Office.
     Texaco Energy Systems is funding phase one of the program to further study
 fuel cell applications, which focuses on clean air demonstrations in Austin.
 Enable(TM) worked closely with the TNRCC to design and produce the fuel cell.
 Air Products is providing the hydrogen fuel. HARC is serving as program
 manager.
     The next phase of the demonstration project will involve the use of
 "reformer" technology to convert any hydrocarbon fuel into electricity to
 power the air quality monitoring equipment.
     If you're interested in becoming involved with the fuel cell partnership,
 please contact Ken Zarker at 512-239-3145.
 
     All TNRCC News Releases are available at http://www.tnrcc.state.tx.us .
 
 

SOURCE DCH Technology, Inc.; Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission
    AUSTIN, Texas, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first public demonstration
 of pollution-free technology in Texas, a 3,000-watt hydrogen fuel cell was
 used today to power sophisticated air quality monitoring equipment used by
 Texas' environmental agency.
      Senate Natural Resources Committee Chairman J.E. "Buster" Brown and
 Commissioner Ralph Marquez of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation
 Commission (TNRCC) demonstrated the technology, which uses hydrogen and oxygen
 to produce electricity and emits water as its only byproduct, today in
 downtown Austin
     Texas Railroad Commissioner Charles Matthews, State Sen. David Cain, State
 Rep. Debra Danburg, and EPA Region 6 Administrator Gregg Cooke were among the
 officials who witnessed the demonstration.
     Fuel cells are highly efficient, reduce transmission losses, and can
 operate with a variety of fuel sources including natural gas, methane gas, and
 propane.
     Today's demonstration marks the culmination of efforts by the TNRCC,
 Texaco Energy Systems Inc., (NYSE:   TX) DCH Technology, Inc. (Amex:   DCH)
 through its Enable(TM) Fuel Cell Corporation subsidiary, Air Products
 Corporation (NYSE:   APD), the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), IPS
 MeteoStar, the Texas Railroad Commission, and the Texas State Energy
 Conservation Office.
     Texaco Energy Systems is funding phase one of the program to further study
 fuel cell applications, which focuses on clean air demonstrations in Austin.
 Enable(TM) worked closely with the TNRCC to design and produce the fuel cell.
 Air Products is providing the hydrogen fuel. HARC is serving as program
 manager.
     The next phase of the demonstration project will involve the use of
 "reformer" technology to convert any hydrocarbon fuel into electricity to
 power the air quality monitoring equipment.
     If you're interested in becoming involved with the fuel cell partnership,
 please contact Ken Zarker at 512-239-3145.
 
     All TNRCC News Releases are available at http://www.tnrcc.state.tx.us .
 
 SOURCE  DCH Technology, Inc.; Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission