FuelCell Climbs as German Venture Gets Research Funding

FuelCell Energy Inc., (FCEL) a manufacturer of fuel-cell power plants, rose the most in more than three months after a joint venture in Germany was awarded 4.9 million euros ($6.6 million) in research grants.

FuelCell rose 12 percent to $2.47 at the close in New York, the most since March 25. The company has gained 75 percent this year.

FuelCell Energy Solutions, a joint venture between the Danbury, Connecticut-based company and Fraunhofer IKTS, received funding from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for a three year research project to improve the efficiency and operating life of its fuel cell stacks, according to a statement today.

FuelCell’s systems produce electricity from natural gas or methane through a chemical reaction.

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