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Adrian Corless

Chief Technology Officer

Adrian Corless joined Plug Power in April 2007 and is responsible for the development of Plug Power’s Motive Power products as well as guiding Plug Power’s overall technology and Intellectual Property strategies.Prior to joining Plug Power, Mr. Corless was the Chief Technical Officer of Cellex Power Products and was responsible for the technical aspects of the product development process. Prior to Cellex, Mr. Corless worked for Ballard Power Systems Inc.Mr. Corless is an active participant in the Industrial Truck Association, an executive board member of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, a Technical Advisory Board member for the NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, and a member of both UL and CSA standards development committees. Mr. Corless holds a Masters of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria and is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada.

Fuel Cell Hybrids for Material Handling

Plug Power has over ten years experience combining fuel cells with advanced energy storage technologies. To date, Plug Power has deployed over 1,000 GenDriveTM hybrid fuel cell systems, accumulating over 2 million hours of runtime in customer sites across North America including Sysco, Wegmans, Walmart and FedEx Freight. This presentation will provide an overview of the different energy storage technologies that Plug Power has integrated with fuel cells as well as an analysis of their in-field performance. In addition, the discussion will explore how advances in energy storage and fuel cell technology will impact future product performance and cost structure.