CMR SELECTS FUEL CELL CARTRIDGES FROM VIASPACE

CMR Fuel Cells plc, today confirms it has engaged Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation ('DMFCC'), a subsidiary of Viaspace, to design a methanol fuel cell cartridge for the Company's stand-alone, hybrid 25W Hybrid Direct Methanol Fuel Cell ('DMFC') charger.

CMR Fuel Cells plc, the specialist developer of high power density fuel cell stacks and systems for portable electronics applications, today confirms it has engaged Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Corporation ('DMFCC'), a subsidiary of Viaspace, to design a methanol fuel cell cartridge for the Company's stand-alone, hybrid 25W Hybrid Direct Methanol Fuel Cell ('DMFC') charger.


John Halfpenny, CEO of CMR Fuel Cells, commented,

"Our customers have very demanding requirements for the cartridge fuelling solutions they need and we believe that DMFCC will help deliver a superior product."

Dr. Kukkonen, CEO of VIASPACE and DMFCC, commented,

"CMR is a leading direct methanol fuel-cell developer. We have known CMR for a long time, and are excited to be able to assist its development of a complete fuel cell solution for the consumer electronics market. It is a perfect partnership, CMR is a fuel cell expert and we are cartridge experts- together we can optimise the entire system."

-ENDS-


For Further Information:

John Halfpenny
CMR Fuel Cells plc
CEO
01223 875 544

Vikki Krause / Kirsty Corcoran
Hansard Group
020 7245 1100

About CMR Fuel Cells plc

CMR Fuel Cells plc is a high growth, UK AIM-listed developer of fuel cell 'stacks' and systems for portable and small stationary power generation applications. The Company is targeting the consumer electronics industry where there is growing demand for new power solutions which are longer running than today's Lithium batteries.

This demand is being driven by the increasing power requirements of portable electronics devices which have outgrown incremental improvements in the performances of traditional batteries. As a result, consumer frustration with short 'run-time', 'return to mains' recharging and questionable battery safety is compelling the electronics industry to develop and deploy suitable alternatives for power delivery.

About VIASPACE

Originally founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In addition, VIASPACE has recently acquired a profitable company, which also has a license to grow a fast-growing grass for animal feed and as a feedstock for biofuels. For more information, please visit our website at www.VIASPACE.com, or contact for Investor Relations, Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications at 800-517-8050, or IR@VIASPACE.com. Press contact: Carl Kukkonen 626-768-3360



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