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VIASPACE Energy Expands Shipments of Its Humidity Sensor to Fuel Cell Test Station Manufacturers in Asia
Jun 18, 2008 (08:06 AM EDT)
PASADENA, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIASPACE Inc. , a company that transforms proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions, announced today that its VIASPACE Energy division has begun shipments to fuel cell test stations manufacturers WonATech and SciTec of Seoul, Korea.
WonATech and SciTec are fuel cell test station manufacturers and service the needs of fuel cell developers such as Samsung and LG in Korea. The performance of hydrogen fuel cells using a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) depends on the moisture level of the membrane. The membrane only conducts protons when it is hydrated or moist. The moisture is provided by water vapor in the incoming air or hydrogen stream. The VIASPACE HS-1000 VIASENSOR instrument provides real-time measurements of the amount of water vapor in these gas streams and can be utilized within a fuel cell test station for that purpose.
VIASPACE CEO Carl Kukkonen stated, "We welcome both WonATech and SciTec to our growing list of HS-1000 VIASENSOR customers, which includes companies such as 3M and Ballard Corporations. We are confident that the addition of the VIASENSOR to a variety of fuel cell test stations will greatly improve the performance and overall value to the customers who buy those units. The VIASENSOR should speed up their efforts to optimize fuel cell designs, as well as to provide a quality measurement of projected performance of units on the production line."
About VIASPACE: Founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, please see IR@VIASPACE.com, or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or .
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