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ERC DETERMINES CAUSE OF DISCONTINUED TEST; CORRECTIVE ACTION UNDERWAY

 DANBURY, Conn., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ERCC, BSE: ERC) announced today that it has identified the specific condition that led to the discontinuation of a test of a direct fuel cell stack on April 12, 1993. The corrective measures being taken are expected to require only limited modifications.
 On April 12, 1993, ERC announced that after 250 hours of successful start-up and operation, the company discontinued the first test of its commercial scale and world's largest (120 kilowatt) direct fuel cell stack because of a problem in a group of cells. Since then, ERC engineers have inspected the fuel cell stack and have identified the cause of the specific incident.
 Dr. Bernard S. Baker, president and chief executive officer of ERC, commented: "We are satisfied with the results of our technical analysis. We feel the identified problem is readily correctable and will not appear in future fuel cell stacks. Additionally, operating experience and data gained from this test have provided valuable input toward the overall improvement of the product."
 Energy Research Corporation, located in Danbury and Torrington, Conn., is engaged in the commercialization of highly efficient and environmentally benign electric power generation equipment for utilities using its direct fuel cell technology, and in the development of phosphoric acid fuel cells and advanced storage batteries.
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 /CONTACT: William Baker, manager - corporate communications of ERC, 203-792-1460/
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