Author Archives: Alex Barton

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Solutions for Portable Power Applications

Fuel cells using renewable hydrogen can provide portable power solutions for telecommunications, emergency response, security/lighting, military operations and can help with grid stability. These portable fuel cell power units have many advantages over conventional fossil-fueled (diesel, propane) generation.

This presentation discussed how reliable and cost effective hydrogen supply and the use of fuel cells, in portable power applications, can support telecommunications, emergency response, security/lighting, and military operations.

  • Bob Rose, Executive Director, Breakthrough Technologies Institute

Presenting Companies:

  • Roy Bant (Bio), Hydrogen Energy Business Development Manager, Northeast, Air Liquide​


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Fuel Cells for Aerospace/Unmanned Vehicle Applications

This presentation provided an overview of key features associated with the use of fuel cells for aerospace/unmanned vehicle applications.   The technology is ideally suited to applications where weight, durability, and range are critical benchmarks.  Fuel cell technology offers significant improvements in energy density over traditional battery based systems and improvements in reliability over internal combustion systems. 

Hydrogen based fuel cells offer a viable way to extend range and duration.  Fuel cell systems offer a number of advantages over incumbent power solutions for all types of unmanned vehicles, including:

  • Greater reliability than small internal combustion engines (ICE);
  • Lower total cost of ownership than small ICE;
  • Lower noise signature than small ICE;
  • Longer operating range than batteries– greater than 3x; and
  • Lower weight than batteries.

Guest Speakers Included:

William Smith, President & CEO,  Infinity Fuel Cell & Hydrogen

Paul Osenar, President & CEO,  Protonex Technology Corporation


This webinar was a presentation of the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC).  

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Obama to attend the 2016 Hannover Messe trade show in April

President Barack Obama will travel to Germany in late April to attend the trade show known as the Hannover Messe and to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House said on Wednesday, December 30, 2015.  Obama will discuss efforts to advance U.S.-European talks on a transatlantic trade pact during his visit.

Equity Crowdfunding for Energy Projects

On November 2, 2016 NEESC cohosted this webinar with Connecticut’s SBDC and Crossroad Venture Group (CVG).  Over the last few years, crowdfunding websites in the United States have proven a popular way by which to solicit charitable donations and to raise funds for artistic endeavors like films and music recordings. Under recently adopted rules, the general public/investors will have the opportunity to participate in the early capital raising activities of start-up and early-stage companies and businesses.  This webinar focused on the NEW rules regarding equity crowdfunding, including the different about being a crowdfunding investor, how to make an investment, the amounts that can be invested, and where more information can be

Guest Speaker:

  • Elizabeth “Liddy” Karter, Managing Director, Enhanced Capital


A recording of this presentation is available here.

Slides from this webinar are available as a pdf here.