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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is the world's only combined gases and chemicals company. Founded more than 60 years age, the company has annual revenues of $5.4 billion and operations in 30 countries. Air Products is a market leader in the global electronics and chemical processing industries, and a long-standing innovator in basic manufacturing sectors, including steel, metal, glass and food processing. Air Products is the world's largest supplier of merchant hydrogen and is a leader in the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure. A commercial developer, supplier, and operator of turnkey hydrogen on-site plants, Air Products is in the forefront of developing hydrogen fueling stations for clean transportation applications, and the technologies and systems for hydrogen purification, generation and handling. A participant in numerous hydrogen energy demonstration projects in the U.S. and Europe, Air Products is working to bring low-cost distributed hydrogen production technologies to the marketplace to promote the development of hydrogen energy applications.

ChevronTexaco

Based in San Francisco, Chevron Corp. is an integrated global energy company participating in virtually all aspects of the global energy business. It is the second-largest U.S.-based energy company and the fifth largest in the world, based on market capitalization. More than 53,000 ChevronTexaco employees work in approximately 180 countries around the world, producing oil and natural gas and marketing fuels and other energy products. ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures, a unit of ChevronTexaco, is involved with identifying, developing and commercializing new and emerging technologies and new energy systems that promise to play an increasingly important role in the world's energy mix and environmental stewardship. Such activities include fuel cells, fuel processing, hydrogen storage, and methods of converting solid, liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons into clean liquid fuels. ChevronTexaco Technology Ventures is actively engaged in developing and commercializing several key enabling technologies through internal development, joint ventures and equity investments to create new market opportunities for the next generation of clean, efficient energy systems. FuelCell Energy

FuelCell Energy, Inc., Danbury, Conn., is a world-recognized leader for the development and commercialization of high efficiency fuel cells for electric power generation. The Company is developing Direct FuelCell® technology for stationary power plants with the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory, whose advanced fuel cell research program is focused on developing a new generation of high performance fuel cells that can generate clean electricity at power stations or in distributed locations near the customer, including hospitals, schools, universities and other commercial and industrial applications. Horiba

Horiba Instruments is one of the world's leading supplier of emissions testing solutions. Product lines include scientific instruments, from pH meters to time-resolved nanosecond spectrofluorometers, optical crystals for radioactivity detection, air and water pollution monitoring systems, industrial analyzers for quality control, safety, and facility maintenance, and a complete line of emissions testing equipment. Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP), established at the beginning of the century is the largest municipally-owned utility in the nation. It exists under and by virtue of the Charter of the City of Los Angeles enacted in 1925. With a work force in excess of 7,000, the DWP provides water and electricity to some 3.8 million residents and businesses in a 464-square-mile area. DWP's operations are financed solely by the sale of water and electric services. Capital funds are raised through the sale of bonds. No tax support is received.

Parker Hannifin

With annual sales of $6 billion, Parker Hannifin Corporation is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies, providing systematic, precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company's products are vital to virtually everything that moves or requires control, including the manufacture and processing of raw materials, durable goods, infrastructure development and all forms of transport.

Plug Power LLC

Plug Power is a designer and developer of on-site, electricity generation systems utilizing proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells for residential applications. Based in Latham, New York, the company was founded as a joint venture between DTE Energy Company and Mechanical Technology Incorporated. General Electric is also an equity holder in the company.

Siemens WestingHouse

Siemens Westinghouse Power Generation has developed tubular SOFC technology as part of the US Department of Energy's advanced fuel cell research program, which is managed by DOE's Office of Fossil Energy and overseen by its National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown WV.

Siemens Westinghouse has formed a new division, the Stationary Fuel Cells division, dedicated to completing the commercialisation of solid oxide fuel cells. A new factory to produce this exciting new distributed generation technology is under construction in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

So. Cal Edison

Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the largest electric utilities in the United States. SCE turns on power for 11 million people in Central and Southern California each day. SCE offer customers many programs and services. Which includes rate/energy usage analysis, energy efficiency programs, and comprehensive energy advice.

So. Cal. Gas

For more than a century, Southern California Gas Company has been an integral part of the business community while being committed to a tradition of excellence in the energy field. SoCalGas has become the largest natural gas distribution utility in the country. SoCalGas serves a territory of 23,000-square-miles that ranges from central California to the Mexican border.

Toyota

Toyota builds vehicles in 26 countries, from Kenya to the United States. Toyota's Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle is an experimental version of a electrically-powered RAV4 that doesn't need recharging. The electricity is produced by a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen within the fuel cell. The only "emission" is water vapor. The fuel cell EV is still not practical for everyday use, however, due to the cost and complexity of refueling the cell with hydrogen. Toyota is working on technology that will extract hydrogen from methanol alcohol on board the car. While this would produce limited emissions, it may make fuel cell vehicles more practical.


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