The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Tartu started work in the new laboratory

On April 24, 2002, the laboratory for research on fuel cell technology was opened in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Tartu.

Research is carried out in solid-state chemistry and physics to develop new materials and technological solutions which would enable the commercialization of the fuel cell technology. Research is financed by Elcogen AS.

"By opening the fuel cell research laboratory, Estonia has taken a big step ahead in participating in the global revolution taking place in the energy industry. Estonia's great scientific potential and Elcogen's business strategy are a good symbiosis enabling us to be competitive in the world market. Our goal during the next five years is to develop such proprietary technological solutions that make the commercialization of the fuel cell technology possible," said Mr. Enn Õunpuu, CEO of Elcogen.

Elcogen signed contracts for financing fuel cell research with the National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics and the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Tartu in September 2001.