Carbon-X Fuel Cell Developer To Present at GAF Forum

Presentation scheduled for 2002 Global Alternative Fuels Forum in Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday February 12th.

Published: 12-Feb-2002

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--Feb. 12, 2002-- Whistler Inc. (OTC BB: WSLR) today announced that the principal developer of the Carbon-X proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, Mr. Rex Hodge, is scheduled to deliver a presentation at the 2002 Global Alternative Fuels Forum in Stuttgart, Germany, on Tuesday February 12th.

In his presentation, Mr. Hodge will provide insight into the fuel cell sector, with respect to transportation. In particular, Mr. Hodge will discuss the impact of the changing automotive market, and the specific criteria required for successful implementation of fuel cell technology in vehicles.

"This conference is an important opportunity for industry participants to share our visions and debate differing perspectives," said Mr. Hodge. "It is critical for vehicle and fuel cell manufacturers to develop effective strategies to maintain market share and prepare for mass-production. In developing our own PEM fuel cell, the Carbon-X, we specifically designed it to with competitive, high-volume manufacturing techniques in mind. I am honored to have been invited to speak at this event, and I look forward to sharing my thoughts." Mr. Hodge will deliver his presentation in conjunction with Anuvu Incorporated - a leading developer of fuel cell vehicle systems that is spinning off to Voltairis Fuel Cell the intellectual property relating to the Carbon-X technology. In turn, Whistler Inc. has entered into an agreement with Anuvu to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Voltairis. The zero emission Carbon-X fuel cell has completed its second generation of development, and is now ready for commercialization.

Global Alternative Fuels Forum 2002

The Global Alternative Fuels Forum is sponsored by The Energy Exchange Limited, and addresses the potential economic and fuel security benefits which can be gained from the use of alternative fuels. The conference aims to increase awareness of the fuel cell sector as it pertains to transportation, and discuss new innovative fuel technologies for the commercial and private sectors. Other scheduled speakers include Xcellsis GMBH (Nasdaq: BLDP), Daimler Chrysler AG (NYSE: DCX), Ford Think (NYSE: F), Renault SA (Frankfurt: RENA.F), PSA Peugeot-Citroen (Frankfurt: PEUP.F), Fiat Research Centre (NYSE: FIA), Shell International Petroleum Company (NYSE: SC) and the World Fuel Cell Council.

About Voltairis Fuel Cell

Voltairis Fuel Cell is being established to become a leading manufacturer, value-added supplier, and integrator of advanced proton exchange membrane, or PEM, fuel cell technology. The zero-emission Carbon-X fuel cell is designed to provide environmentally friendly, clean energy solutions across a broad range of stationary, portable and mobile applications. The focus is to bring this technology to commercial production and establishing strategic relationships and development contracts with strong, reputable Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to pioneer the advancement of fuel cell-powered products. The Carbon-X fuel cell is ready for mass-production and-unlike other competing technologies-can be made at a high rate of production, using standard manufacturing processes and equipment.

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