Plug Power CEO Andy Marsh Featured Speaker at Wuhan Innovation Summit in China

LATHAM, N.Y., Sept. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing energy solutions that change the way the world moves, announces that CEO Andy Marsh will take center stage today as a featured speaker at the Wuhan HOME Innovation Summit. The summit is held in Wuhan, China, the capital city of Hebei province and home to China’s 2nd largest auto maker Dongfeng Motor Corporation.

Mr. Marsh’s talk will be given during the conference session “Hydrogen Powered Vehicles: Hydrogen Energy Changes Life and Future.” During this presentation, titled “Clean, Commercial Energy Solutions for Mobility,” Mr. Marsh will highlight how Plug Power’s GenKey hydrogen and fuel cell solutions are currently powering more than 13,000 electric vehicles today in the industrial mobility market, and have powered industrial vehicles for more than 120 million hours in real-world applications.

Plug Power’s success in today’s hydrogen and fuel cell market sets the stage for the industry’s direction over the next quarter century, not just in North America, but globally, as the world becomes more innovative, efficient and environmentally-conscious. Plug Power’s advanced and proven technology is primed to make inroads into other electric vehicle applications, like buses, taxis, fleet cars and utility vehicles. These captive and tethered vehicle fleets have the ability to make use of centralized hydrogen solutions similar to those delivered by Plug Power to its current industrial vehicle customers.

“Plug Power has proven the only viable, commercial application for widespread adoption of hydrogen engines today, a model that can translate into adoption in the Chinese market to meet internationally-set sustainable development goals,” said Andy Marsh, CEO for Plug Power. “Plug Power’s hydrogen fuel cell solutions offer an environmentally-friendly option to power motive applications, producing only heat and water as byproducts of energy creation.”

During the Summit, Mr. Marsh will meet with Mr. Wan, Mayor of Wuhan, in a closed-door session to discuss Plug Power’s existing and planned collaborations with several local business partners. Mr. Wan is expected to give Mr. Marsh an overview of the Wuhan Hydrogen Working Group and the 500 million Chinese Yuan Wuhan Hydrogen Fund, set up to support local hydrogen initiatives, including fuel cell vehicles, hydrogen generation and storage, and hydrogen infrastructures.

The Summit is sponsored by the Chinese Association of Science & Technology (CAST) and Hubei provincial government, and organized by Global Talents and Entrepreneurship Center (Wuhan) and the municipal government of Wuhan. Mr. Shenglian Guo, Lieutenant Governor of Hubei Province, will open the summit, followed by a keynote speech from Mr. Yong Shang, CAST Vice President.

About Plug Power Inc.
The architects of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power has revolutionized the industry with its simple GenKey solution, elements of which are designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. Plug Power’s GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and service a customer. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future. For more information about Plug Power, visit

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