in South Africa
May 15, 2002 ====
Richard Yang, President & CEO, Mr. D.Q.Yang, CTO and
Ms. Wei Shao, Executive Assistant attended an exciting
zinc air fuel cell pilot project at KWA MPUNGOSE district
in South Africa on May 15th, 2002. The Alternative Energy
Development Corp., a South African company, and the KWA
MPUNGOSE Traditional Authority launched this project.
The KWA MPUNGOSE district is a typical rural area without
Electricity. The project aims to lighten up the darken
land by using Powerzinc's DQFC zinc air fuel cell as stationary
power supply. In this event, the lights and the microphones
in the conference hall, hundreds of lights outside the
conference hall located in an area about a few miles radius
were all powered by Powerzinc's DQFC zinc air fuel cells.
About 130 people from 10 countries attended this significant
event, Including South African government officials, businessmen
and journalists from South Africa, Canada and Europe.
Dr. S.T. Hsieh, the Director of U.S./China Energy & Environmental
Technology Center of Tulane University (EETC) in New
Orleans, an organization 100% funded by the U.S. Department
of Energy, also participated in the event. All of the
participants were very excited about this new technology
that brings light to Africa.
the launch, Powerzinc's DQFC series zinc air fuel cells
will be used to power 4,000 households in the rural area
and the Electric bikes in South Africa. It will provide
affordable self-sustainable and environmentally friendly
power source to the African continent. It will also offer
lots of employment opportunity to the local communities.