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Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster will hold a Supply Chain Exchange Event

On July 20, 2011, the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) will host a Supply Chain Exchange for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry supply chain in the New England and New York region. The 2011 Exchange, to be held in Westborough, MA, will draw hydrogen and fuel cell original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), component and materials suppliers, service providers, business leaders and energy professionals from across the region and present them with opportunities for enhanced business development.

The NEESC event will integrate commerce and energy to foster high-value relationships among a wide range of component, product and service suppliers throughout the Northeast region. It will also feature a dynamic matchmaking/networking session for OEMs to connect with potential suppliers, such as UTC Power, General Motors (GM), Proton Onsite, FuelCell Energy, Acumentrics, and others.

"This is a terrific business opportunity for supply chain companies in the region to meet with OEMs, state funders, and government program managers," stated Joel M. Rinebold, Director of Energy Initiatives at CCAT.

NEESC is administered by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), with the Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition, New Energy New York, Clean Energy States Alliance, and the Hydrogen Energy Center to improve the competitive position of hydrogen and fuel cell cluster businesses in the Northeast. This event is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to expand the commercialization of hydrogen-fuel cell technology and products. The 2011 Supply Chain Exchange will also provide opportunities for attendees to participate in one-on-one meetings with officials from the Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, DOE, as well as other state/regional resources.

To register, visit:, or for more information about the exchange, contact Paul Aresta, Energy Manager at CCAT, at 860.291.8832 or


The Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT) helps private and public entities to apply innovative tools and practices to increase efficiencies, improve workforce development and boost competitiveness. CCAT functions as a unique economic development organization that combines expertise in cutting-edge technology with specialized centers of excellence in manufacturing, education, training, energy, and entrepreneurialism. Throughout these efforts, we promote partnership between industry, academia, and government to create a new collaborative framework for addressing 21st-century economic challenges.


The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage (NEESC) is a network of industry, academic, government and non-governmental leaders working together to provide energy storage solutions for our country and our world. The cluster is focused on the innovative development, production, promotion and deployment of hydrogen fuels and fuel cells to meet the pressing demand for energy storage 

Contact: Elinor Hargreaves 860-282-4283

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