Presentations and Agenda

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcome
Dr. Dennis D. Berkey, President, WPI
8:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
Master of Ceremonies
William W. Durgin, Vice President of Research, WPI
9 a.m. "Future Opportunities for the Massachusetts Fuel Cell Industry and the new Hydrogen Coalition"
Hon. James P. McGovern, Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District
9:30 a.m. Massachusetts Programs and Initiatives
Mitchell Adams, Executive Director, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
10 a.m. United States Government Programs [Presentation] (4MB PDF file)
Joann Milliken, Chief Engineer for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Infrastructure, DOE
10:30 a.m. Networking Break, EXHIBITS OPEN
11 a.m. Fuel Cell Initiatives: NEW Mass. Initiative to Lead the US to Energy Independence and Energy Security
Brad Bradshaw, VP, Group Veritas and Organizer, MA H2 Coalition
Prashant Chintawar, Executive Director, Nuvera [Presentation] (1.3MB PDF file)
Teresa Touey, Political Consultant [Presentation] (50kB PDF file)
11:30 a.m. University Fuel Cell Research Activities: "Technological Challenges in PEM Fuel Cells" [Presentation] (5MB PDF file)
Ravindra Datta, Department Head and Professor, Chemical Engineering, WPI and Director, WPI Fuel Cell Center
12 noon Lunch, EXHIBITS OPEN
Test drive the WPI Fuel Cell Vehicle
1 p.m. Breakout meeting sessions: 2 parallel tracks each with 2 panel sessions

1A - Military Fuel Cell Markets & Portable Fuel Cell Opportunities
Moderator: Greg Cipriano, VP, Business Development, Protonex Corporation
Panel Members:
Thomas Tao, Chief Technology Officer, CellTech Power, Inc. [Presentation] (1.1MB PDF file)

1B - Stationary Fuel Cell Systems and Distributed Generation/UPS
Moderator: Prashant Chintawar; Executive Director, Nuvera Corporation
Panel Members:
Thomas Philbin, Accumentrics
Radha Jalan, President and CEO of ElectroChem, Inc.[Presentation] (125kB PDF file)
Scott Rackey, President, CellTech Power, Inc.
Isa Bar-On, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, WPI
Larry Gestaut, Vice-President of Technology for Giner Electrochemical Systems, LLC

1C - "Transportation Applications and Challenges"
Moderator: Ethan Brown, Ballard Systems
2:15 p.m. Breakout meeting sessions continued

2A - Miniature Fuel Cells the Medical and BioMedical Market
Co-Moderators: Thomas Sommer, Executive Director, MassMEDIC & Timothy Gerrity, Director, Bioengineering Institute, WPI
Panel Members:
Ken Lazarus, President & CEO, Lilliputian Systems
Dr. Sanjeev Mukerjee, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

2B - Hydrogen Generation & Storage Systems
Moderator: Sig Tullman, President, Safe Hydrogen
Panel Members:
Jeff Altman, President, Hy9
Paul Farris, Business Development, New Energy Solutions[Presentation] (117kB PDF file)
John Guerra, President and CEO, Nanoptek Corporation [Presentation] (950kB PDF file)
Robb Edwards, Marketing Manager, ZTEK
Ken Brown, Business Development, Safe Hydrogen [Presentation] (180kB PDF file)
3:30 p.m. Networking Break, EXHIBITS OPEN
3:45 p.m. Summary of Breakout Sessions input and general questions
James Dunn, NASA, Center for Technology Commercialization
William W. Durgin, Vice President of Research, WPI
4:15 p.m. Next steps and Action Plans
What is needed to make the MA Hydrogen Coalition an economic success and an effective program for Massachusetts companies?
Moderator/Speaker: Robert Rose, Executive Director, U.S. Fuel Cell Council and Exec. Director, Fuel Cell 2000
4:40 p.m. Wrap-up/Closing Comments
Timothy P. Murray, Mayor, City of Worcester
EXHIBITS OPEN
5 p.m. Networking Reception/Tour of WPI Fuel Cell Center
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