For Immediate Release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253

Professor James Winebrake, PhD Facilitates Talk on Fuel Cell Technology

(Rochester, New York) October 19, 2005 – WXXI Public Broadcasting and Rochester Institute of Technology host an afternoon discussion on how new technologies can be used to move society from a “fossil fuel economy” to a “hydrogen economy.” Fuel Cell Technology and the Hydrogen Economy, facilitated by Professor James Winebrake, an expert in the energy field, will take place on Friday, October 28 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at RIT, Golisano Building, Building #70, Room 1610.

WXXI and RIT invite the public to express their views, ask questions and discuss the pros and cons of hydrogen energy and fuel cells with Dr. Winebrake, who has conducted extensive work related to understanding the role of hydrogen energy and fuel cells in meeting society’s future needs. Currently chair of the department of public policy at RIT, Dr. Winebrake has written two books on related topics and publishes regularly on environmental and economic impacts of energy technologies.

Science Café is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat by contacting Ms. Debbie Steene at (585) 475-5291.


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