Wal-Mart to give hydrogen fuel cells a lift

Cellex Power announced that the logistics subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc will participate in its next set of field trials designed to test Cellex's hydrogen fuel cell products for powering electric lift trucks.

Chris Reid, Cellex president and chief executive officer, said, “Lead acid batteries typically last only four to eight hours before requiring a battery change. Customers can change batteries two to three times a day, resulting in lost productivity and increased operational cost. Our hydrogen fuel cell products produce zero harmful emissions and will possess additional environmental benefits to our customers.”

Cellex has conducted field trials since February 2002 and has logged hundreds of truck days. The field trials are set to begin later in 2004.

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