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Sandra Batt Joins Hydrogen Engine Center as CFO

Monday December 5, 8:00 am ET

ALGONA, Iowa, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hydrogen Engine Center, Inc. (HEC), (OTC Bulletin Board: HYEG - News) announces that Sandra Batt has joined the company as its CFO, the company's first Chief Financial Officer. As a newly public company, this was a critical position to fill, and her hiring is the culmination of a four month search.

CEO, Ted Hollinger said, "We are very excited that Sandy has joined us. She has carried out CFO duties for a public entity before, and we expect to benefit greatly from her knowledge as we grow Hydrogen Engine Center's business."

Sandy comes to HEC from Golden Grain Energy in Mason City, Iowa, where she was their CFO. With 18 years in the finance and accounting fields, and 13 of them in public accounting, Sandy brings a wealth of experience. She is no stranger to manufacturing operations, having worked in two manufacturing companies prior to HEC, and also advised others when acting as their CPA.

Hydrogen Engine Center is building a new plant and expanding its manufacturing operations in Algona. Sandy will have a full work schedule managing the growth. Her strong software background should make the job easier.

About Hydrogen Engine Center Inc.

Hydrogen Engine Center Inc. designs, develops and manufactures internal combustion engines for the industrial and power generation markets. HEC engines are designed to use hydrogen, but may also use other fuels. Some applications for the engines are: luggage tugs for airports, pumping stations, man-lift systems, forklifts, and subterranean mining equipment. The company also builds a line of generator sets (gensets) utilizing the engines described above. When used with a generator, they can replace fuel cells today for a fraction of the cost. The President and COB of Hydrogen Engine Center Inc. is Ted Hollinger. Mr. Hollinger was formerly Director of Power Conversion for the Ecostar Division of Ford Motor Company and formerly Power Conversion Group Vice President of Ballard Power Systems, responsible for development of hydrogen engine gensets. The Company is currently located at 602 East Fair Street, Algona, IA 50511.

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Source: Hydrogen Engine Center, Inc.

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