ElectroChem, Inc. CEO Dr. Radha Jalan to Address the Symposium on Energy Challenges for the New Millennium

April 24, 2009

Leading fuel-cell manufacturer ElectroChem, Inc. CEO Dr. Radha Jalan presents on Entrepreneurial Challenges in Green Energy Technologies at the inauguration of the Policy Forum on Renewable Energy technology

WOBURN, Mass., April 24 /PRNewswire/ — Fuel cell technology company ElectroChem, Inc. announces that its Chief Executive Officer Dr. Radha Jalan will be a key speaker at the Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology (NUCRET) inaugural Symposium on Energy Challenges for the New Millennium on Monday, April 27, 2009. Illustrious, dignitary co-presenters include Hon. Former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who will present on Multi Dimensions of Energy Independence, and Dr. John P. Holdren, Science Advisor to President Barack Obama, who will present on Kyoto Protocol: Challenge of Climate Change.

Dr. Jalan will be speaking anecdotally on the challenges she experienced as an entrepreneur in Green Energy Technologies, as she established ElectroChem, Inc. (founded in 1986) which today, is a leading manufacturer and exporter of fuel cell test equipment and stations, and has pioneered bringing computerized testing to the marketplace. ElectroChem has cultivated technology to deliver power by converting hydrogen and oxygen into electricity.

The global economy is expected to grow from $35 trillion in 2005 to $72 trillion in 2030. Developing countries’ need for energy consumption share will triple from $8 trillion to $24 trillion (World Bank publication entitled, “Global Economic Prospects 2007: Managing the next wave of Globalization”). The concerns regarding the emission of greenhouse gases and its impact on the global environment are providing opportunities for many entrepreneurs and investors. “But being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. The challenges I encountered are multiple. Regulatory constraints are outside of the entrepreneur’s domain. Other issues like investment cost, competing with major players — require technical innovation, and a creative approach to enter markets,” says Dr. Jalan.

Dr. Jalan continues, “Green Energy is about efficiency, conservation, and diversity — solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen, fuel cells, and many more options to generate power. It is about the freedom of having individual power generation system, or multiple units powering one facility. It is also about combination of multiple green technologies in one system to provide highest efficiency with lowest carbon footprint. Entrepreneurs in Green Energy are the game changers in this field, as they were in IT industries.

“Meeting the energy challenge — the greatest challenge of our lifetime requires sending the right market signals and clearing the regulatory path to unleash the innovative power of thousands of entrepreneurs to come up with real, sustainable, and scalable solutions.”

About ElectroChem, Inc.:

ElectroChem, located at 400 West Cummings Park in Woburn, MA, is a pioneering company; bringing predictable high quality fuel cell research to the marketplace as a comprehensive product line. (www.FuelCell.com). Please send inquiries to rjalan@fuelcell.com.

About ElectroChem, Inc.’s President and CEO:

Radha Jalan, Ph.D., received her doctorate from the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has won many awards such as the MA High Tech Energy Star and Asian Business Woman of the Year.

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit www.northeastern.edu.

SOURCE ElectroChem, Inc.

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