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Plug Power and Praxair Showcase Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology to Congressman Chris Gibson

LATHAM, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions today participates in a tour of a Praxair hydrogen plant with Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY), followed by a press event at the Praxair, Inc. Technology Center in Tonawanda, NY. Congressman Gibson will tour Praxair's hydrogen production facility with Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh and Praxair's East Region Vice President Jeff Barnhard.

Congressman Gibson will discuss how Upstate New York manufacturers and technology developers are enabling clean energy technologies for use in many industries, including material handling. Among many of the progressive solutions on display, Congressman Gibson will have the opportunity to operate a Plug Power GenDrive-powered lift truck and simulate a refueling from a GenFuel hydrogen fueling dispenser.

Plug Power currently has more than 8,500 GenDrive fuel cells deployed and to-date has constructed more than 15 GenFuel hydrogen fueling infrastructures in North America for material handling and stationary power customers, such as Walmart, Kroger, Uline and SouthernLINC Wireless. Plug Power GenDrive units have accumulated more than 107 million hours of runtime and its GenFuel infrastructures have dispensed more than 330 metric tons of hydrogen, equating to more than 3,000 fills per day.

"Investment in our GenFuel hydrogen storage and dispensing technology has enabled increased market growth for Plug Power," said Andy Marsh, Plug Power CEO. "Our solutions deliver clean, productivity-enhancing hydrogen fuel cells to customers and are allowing us to broaden our achievements in the thriving material handling industry and also expansion into other markets like: retail, ground support equipment and stationary power."

Congressman Chris Gibson represents the people of New York's 19th Congressional District, including many employees at Plug Power. Throughout his Congressional career, Congressman Gibson has been a fervent supporter of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies. Through bi-partisan leadership, Gibson has demonstrated his clear understanding of what it takes to make a clean energy business successful in Upstate New York. Congressman Gibson has pledged his support for development of the industry by championing policies like the hydrogen fuel cell tax credit.

"I am excited to spend time with the innovative, hard-working New Yorkers who are leading the way in the development and production of hydrogen fuel cell technology," said Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19). "I want to thank Plug Power and Praxair for giving me the opportunity to learn more about this important industry. They are clean energy pioneers, and I am proud to partner with them in our efforts to lower energy costs for American consumers and reduce our dependence on fossil fuels."

On June 4, 2015, during the Washington DC leg of Plug Power's nationwide six-city road show, Congressman Gibson offered comments and praise for Plug Power's success in expanding the adoption of its environmentally friendly hydrogen and fuel cells solutions. You can hear Congressman Gibson's remarks at https://event.webcasts.com/viewer/event.jsp?ei=1063362.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 INVITE ONLY PRESS EVENT DETAILS:
TIME: Tuesday, September 22, 3:00 PM Eastern
LOCATION: Praxair Technology Center, 175 East Park Drive, Tonawanda, NY
SPEAKERS: Congressman Chris Gibson, Praxair East Region Vice President Jeff Barnhard, Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh

MEDIA NOTE: Media will have the opportunity to ask questions

About Plug Power Inc.

The powerhouse in hydrogen fuel cell technology, Plug Power is revolutionizing the industry with cost-effective solutions that increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprint. Its signature solution, GenKey, provides an all-inclusive package for customers, incorporating GenFuel hydrogen and fueling infrastructure, GenCare aftermarket service and either GenDrive or ReliOn fuel cell systems. GenDrive, a lead-acid battery replacement, is used in electric lift trucks in high-throughput material handling applications. With more than 8,500 GenDrive units deployed with material handling customers, GenDrive has been proven reliable with over 107 million hours of runtime. Plug Power manufactures tomorrow's incumbent power solutions today, so customers can POWERAhead. Additional information about the Plug Power brands is available at www.plugpower.com.

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