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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2000--Rhombic Corporation

Major automobile companies are aggressively pursuing use of fuel
cells. Conventional designs use insulators to stack individual fuel
cells together to increase available voltage. The two stacked fuel
cells in the figure below show the many layers involved in
conventional designs including the insulators and other components.
Currently, automobile manufacturers are pursuing protection of
stainless steel and aluminum used in their electrode designs from
corrosion that seriously affects longevity and reliability of the fuel
cells. Corrosion of stainless steel and aluminum occurs due to the
oxidation and reduction processes inherent to the fuel cells.
Rhombic believes that its proprietary fuel cell innovation is
revolutionary because it directly addresses issues of the many
component layers and the corrosion processes of fuel cells. First, the
Rhombic fuel cell innovation could have a dramatic reduction in number
of components thereby reducing the overall size and weight of a
stacked fuel cell. Second, the Rhombic fuel cell innovation could
eliminate electrode corrosion so that protection of electrodes from
corrosion is no longer needed.
Automobile manufacturers such a Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda,
etc. have invested heavily in the development of a fuel cell power
plant as a replacement for the internal combustion engine. Fuel cells
can also be used for compact electrical power generators. The
projected global demand for fuel cells in 2007 could approach $9
billion dollars. If 20% of the cars in the US used fuel cells, the oil
imports would be reduced by 1.5 million barrels of oil per day.
Reference Fuel Cells 2000 -
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risks and uncertainties, and actual results may be materially
different. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include
activity levels in the securities markets and other risk factors.


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