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DANBURY, Conn., Aug. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL), a global leader in delivering clean, innovative and affordable fuel cell solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy, today announced Tony Leo, Vice President of Applications and Advanced Technology Development, has been appointed to serve on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC).
“The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee plays a significant role in contributing to a more efficient and clean energy infrastructure by working to enable the widespread deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies through research, development, and validation efforts,” said Chip Bottone, President and Chief Executive Officer, FuelCell Energy, Inc. “Tony makes an excellent addition to the HTAC with his long-term experience in the fuel cell industry, along with his extensive knowledge on large scale global operations, energy regulations, clean distributed power generation, and hydrogen and fuel cell deployment.”
HTAC was established under section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), Public Law 109-58 to provide technical and programmatic advice to the Secretary of Energy on hydrogen and fuel cell research and development, goals, objectives, and strategies. Leo joins approximately 20 other members, including representatives from domestic industry, academia, professional societies, government agencies, financial organizations, and environmental groups.
“I am honored to join the Department of Energy’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee,” said Tony Leo, Vice President of Applications and Advanced Technology Development, FuelCell Energy, Inc. “I look forward to continuing to advance the efficiency and clean usage of hydrogen and fuel cell applications alongside my fellow committee members.”
At FuelCell Energy, Leo has played key leadership roles in research, development, application and commercialization of stationary fuel cell power plants for more than 40 years, and he is actively involved in expanding the markets for the megawatt-class clean distributed power generation solutions. He is currently responsible for application and advanced technology developments, focusing on FuelCell Energy’s next-generation products and market applications. This includes solid oxide fuel cells, fuel cells used for hydrogen-based energy storage, fuel cells used for carbon dioxide capture, and fuel cells used for hydrogen production, a technology that is now commercially available as the SureSource Hydrogen™ system. The SureSource Hydrogen system is a fuel cell power plant utilizing internal reforming of hydrocarbon fuels to hydrogen for power production, with excess hydrogen exported for vehicle or industrial use.
Leo has authored numerous papers, contributed to technical books, holds several U.S. patents, and has served as Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers PTC-50 Fuel Cell Performance Test Code Committee. Mr. Leo holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
SureSource™ power plants solve energy, environmental and business-related power generation challenges by providing ultra-clean, efficient and reliable distributed power generation. The fuel cells combine a fuel such as renewable biogas, directed biogas or clean natural gas with oxygen from the ambient air to efficiently produce ultra-clean electricity and usable high quality heat via an electrochemical process. Customers benefit with operating cost reductions delivered in a manner that supports sustainability goals and enhances power reliability. With high availability and capacity factors, fuel cell power plants make meaningful contributions to Renewable Portfolio Standard targets.
About FuelCell Energy
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL) delivers efficient, affordable and clean solutions for the supply, recovery and storage of energy. We design, manufacture, undertake project development of, install, operate and maintain megawatt-scale fuel cell systems, serving utilities and industrial and large municipal power users with solutions that include both utility-scale and on-site power generation, carbon capture, local hydrogen production for transportation and industry, and long duration energy storage. With SureSource™ installations on three continents and millions of megawatt hours of ultra-clean power produced, FuelCell Energy is a global leader in designing, manufacturing, installing, operating and maintaining environmentally responsible fuel cell power solutions. Visit us online at www.fuelcellenergy.com and follow us on Twitter @FuelCell_Energy.
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Source: FuelCell Energy