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Fuel Cell Energy’s direct distribution agreements with Enron, which has recently collapsed and is filing for bankruptcy protection, will likely face a short-term challenge as they look for other partners to expand their channel to market. (From The Power of Growth: Energy Technology Weekly” in Banc of America Securities Energy Technology industry weekly, 12/03/01.) One new “partner” is Caterpillar. The two companies have signed an agreement to distribute fuel cell products for industrial and commercial use, and to jointly develop fuel cell systems, including highly efficient hybrid products integrating Caterpillar’s turbine engine technology. (Jan.2002, BD 70-8)


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