2001 Odyssey Year for Fuel Cell Industry

Fuel cell stocks have saw their prices drop along with Internet stocks, but by far less as home-sized units begin to be commercialized in 2001.

Published: 15-Dec-2000

LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Fuel cells are a product of the space age, but science fiction they are not.

The hydrogen-fuelled, self-contained energy production units were developed for use in rockets. They just happen to pollute less than other sources and function very well. Visionaries see them becoming part of everyday 21st century life, powering everything from motor cars to cellphones.

Niche investors and growth funds noticed at the start of this year the opportunity developing on the fringes of energy and power, a sector not renowned for its growth profile.

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