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Rendell appointed to head fuel cell R&D team at Bac2

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Southampton, UK, March 19, 2009: Bac2, the fuel cell components company, has appointed Mike Rendell (32) to run the Bipolar Plate Development Team, reporting to Dr Graham Murray, CTO. Rendell will be optimising the performance of bipolar pates made from ElectroPhen, Bac2’s patented conductive polymer, to ensure that they meet the demands of a wide range of specific customer requirements. At present, primary applications for Bac2’s products are in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells. Direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC) and high temperature PEM cells will also be addressed. The plates interconnect individual cells within a fuel cell stack, channeling fuel in the form of hydrogen gas or liquid methanol to the electrochemical reaction, which produces electricity. They also conduct the electricity to the external electric circuit and manage heat dissipation in the fuel cell.

Rendell joins Bac2 from Voller Energy plc, where he was Chief Chemist, heading up the company’s fuel cell research programme. He was involved in taking concept research through to field-proven products and his experience spans fuel cell process engineering and control design. Rendell holds an MChem (Hons) and a PhD in Physical Chemistry, both from the University of Southampton.

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Mike Rendell joins Bac2’s fuel cell plate development team


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SO15 0DJ, UK

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Editors’ notes

Bac2 Ltd

Bac2 is the developer of ElectroPhen®, an electrically conductive plastic that is making a significant contribution to the early adoption of clean energy from fuel cell stacks. The company manufactures conductive plates for fuel cells using the material. Fuel cells are technically proven sources of clean energy for our planet, but adoption is presently limited by cost. Bac2 is in the process of developing ElectroPhen commercially and has patents pending in Europe, America and Japan. ElectroPhen is made from readily available low-cost constituents, can be pressed or moulded to complex shapes, and is robust enough for harsh environments. Customers in Europe, North and South America, and Asia use ElectroPhen plates in fuel cell development and manufacturing. In addition to its role in fuel cells, ElectroPhen has potential applications in many other electrical and electronic industries.

Bac2, Millbrook Technology Campus, Second Avenue, Southampton, S015 0DJ.

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