Astris Energi Closes Convertible Debenture Financing

Astris Energi Inc. (OTCBB: ASRNF), the world's leading alkaline fuel cell (AFC) technology company, announced today that it has closed a convertible debenture financing for gross proceeds of CDN$420,000. The debenture was available for subscription to ``Canadian accredited investors'' only and included a coupon for 6%, payable in common shares upon conversion or maturity.

Astris Energi To Exhibit At Premier European Event

Astris Energi Inc. (OTCBB: ASRNF), the world's leading alkaline fuel cell (AFC) technology company, announced today that it will be participating in the world's largest, international group exhibit of hydrogen production and fuel cell companies at Hannover Fair 2005 on April 11-15 in Hannover, Germany. The exhibition is part of the annual Hannover Fair that is the world's leading showcase for industrial technology (http://www.hannovermesse.de).

WATER LOW ON AGENDA, REGULATION CHANGE FURTHER DOWN?

Possibility of drought this year and Government action on Environment Agency advice to amend Building Regulations would save thousands of litres of water – at no extra cost. 22 March, World Water Day 2005, is the start of a decade of action on ‘Water for Life’, and CIWEM (the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) is calling for the UK Government to play its part in properly valuing water and preventing avoidable waste.

Making an impact with pesticide assessments

With over two million tons of pesticides used annually worldwide, from 900 active ingredients, the human health and environmental risks are high. Making data from so many products used in so many environments more widely available online is helping risk assessors work out what action to take.