Ballard joins the global Hydrogen Council

Ballard Power Joins Hydrogen Council - Forming of Business Partnership

Ballard will be joining internationally-recognized advisory group Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cell technology, has announced that it has been officially invited to join the Hydrogen Council. The organization is an internationally-recognized advisory group. The Hydrogen Council is meant to provide long-term insight on the capabilities of fuel cells and how they can be used in the future. The organization was officially launched earlier this year at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Switzerland. Organization aims to promote the use of fuel cells and hydrogen-based technologies As…

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Nisshinbo catalyst could be a boon for the fuel cell industry

Nisshinbo Holdings - Fuel Cell Industry

New catalyst could lead to less expensive fuel cell systems Nisshinbo Holdings is working to commercialize its first platinum-free fuel cell catalyst. If successful, the Japanese company will be among the first to bring such a catalyst to the market. The new catalyst could have a major impact on the fuel cell industry as a whole. The catalyst may be able to make fuel cells significantly more affordable, thereby increasing their attractiveness to those interested in clean technology and renewable energy. Company hopes to help fuel cells become more attractive…

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China set to become a major market for hydrogen fuel cells

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Market - Chinese Flag

Ballard sees very promising opportunities for hydrogen fuel cells in the Chinese market Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, is making progress in eventually commercializing its fuel cell products. The company has made a strong entry into the Chinese market, where fuel cells are beginning to gain momentum. Last year, Ballard was chosen to provide fuel cell systems for the largest-ever deployment of hydrogen buses. China is now Ballard’s largest market, with the company expected to see 50% of its sales come from the country this…

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Ballard signs $25 million deal to bring hydrogen fuel cells to China

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Deal

Ballard and Zhongshan will be working together to promote hydrogen fuel cells Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has signed an agreement with China’s Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co. Per the agreement; Ballard has sold production rights for its fuel cell modules to the company. Zhongshan will be able to manufacture and sell Ballard’s fuel cell modules in three Chinese regions, including Shanghai. This may represent yet another step forward for Ballard’s continued efforts to commercialize hydrogen fuel cells and establish a strong…

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Ballard to help bring new fuel cell buses to California

Fuel Cel Buses - Buses on Street

Ballard announces membership in the Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has joined the Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium. Ballard has been working to successfully commercialize fuel cells for several years, but has been met with modest success in the past. As these energy systems have grown in popularity, however, the company is inching closer to achieving its goal. Fuel cells are becoming particularly more common in the public transit space, largely due to governments…

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Ballard to help develop fuel cell buses in China

Fuel Cell Buses - Bus in China

Ballard receives another order for more fuel cell systems Ballard Power Systems has successfully won an order for 10 of its innovative fuel cell systems from a Chinese bus manufacturer. Zhuhai Yinlong Energy Group is looking to expand its clean transportation efforts and aims to manufacture more electric buses in the near future. The company has been showing greater interest in hydrogen fuel cells, largely due to their efficiency and power generation capabilities. Fuel cell buses could become significantly more popular as bus manufacturers begin to show favor for fuel…

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Ballard reaches major milestone with its fuel cell systems

Fuel Cell Systems - Goal Reached

Ballard helps power more than 10 kilometers of travel Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of fuel cells, has become the first company to power buses for more than 10 million cumulative kilometers. This represents a major milestone for the fuel cell industry, which has become heavily involved in public transportation. This was achieved through the use of seven generations of Ballard’s fuel cell systems, which have been used in buses in 15 countries throughout the world over the past 10 years. Fuel cell systems are being used to power…

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Audi issues more purchase orders for hydrogen fuel cells

Automaker seeks to accelerate the adoption of fuel cells German automaker Audi has issued new purchase orders to Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, in order to accelerate key development activities. The purchase orders are part of the Volkswagen Group’s overarching plans to begin incorporating clean technology more aggressively. As the owner of Audi, Volkswagen’s interests in hydrogen fuel cells were expected to trickle down to its other divisions. Audi already has a history with fuel cell technology, showing support for how these energy systems can…

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Ballard to deliver more hydrogen fuel cells to China

Fuel cell modules will be used to power new buses Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has signed a purchase order from Shenzhen UpPower Technology, a company specializing in integrating fuel cell technology into buses. China is quickly becoming a powerful clean transportation market, with many cities investing in fuel cell buses for the purpose of public transit. This aligns with the country’s overarching goal to make transportation more environmentally friendly and reduce the amount of emissions produced by vehicles. Buses will…

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Ballard teams with Toyota Tsusho to distribute hydrogen fuel cells in Japan

Toyota Tsusho to become a distributor of Ballard products in Japan Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has reached a distribution agreement with Toyota Tsusho Corporation. Per the agreement, Toyota Tsusho will become a distributor of Ballard’s fuel cell systems in japan. The distribution agreement will run through 2020. Ballard intends to hire an expatriate sales professional that will work with Toyota Tsusho to coordinate joint sales action strategies in Japan’s rapidly growing fuel cell market. Demand for hydrogen fuel cells is growing rapidly throughout Japan…

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Alternative fuels set to dominate the transportation space in the future

Clean fuels are becoming a priority for the United States Alternative fuels are becoming more important in the United States. Beyond the environmental benefits of these fuels, they also boast of potential economic benefits. A new report from Energy.gov suggests that alternative fuels could increase the number of options that are available to drivers. This would increase competition in the fueling sector, which would reduce price volatility. Per Energy.gov, alternative fuels are categorized as biodiesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen. Report highlights the growing role that alternative fuels are…

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Ballard and Synergy sign agreement to bring more hydrogen fuel cells to China

Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining more momentum in China Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has signed an agreement with China’s Guangdong Nation Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology (Synergy). The agreement will allow Synergy to manufacture and sell Ballard’s FCgen-H2PM fuel cell system in China. The system operates as a backup power provider and could become quite popular in China, where the need for such solutions is growing at a rapid pace. Synergy will have the right to manufacture and sell Ballard products…

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Plug Power is becoming the largest producer of hydrogen fuel cells

Plug Power is on its way to surpassing Ballard Power Systems The fuel cell industry may be experiencing a shift as Plug Power moves into a commanding position within the global market. In the past, Ballard Power Systems has held the position as the world’s largest developer of fuel cell systems. Now, however, Plug Power is taking over, as the company forms several prominent partnerships with various organizations throughout the world. Plug Power is currently on track to deliver more than 3,600 of its GenDrive fuel cell systems, which is…

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Hydrogen fuel cells are gaining more support in the United States

Federal government is investing more than $12 billion in clean energy and technology The United States federal government is committing some $12 billion funding for the research of renewable energy and clean technologies. Several fuel cell developers and companies specializing in hydrogen fuel will benefit from this funding, which may lead to vast improvements in fuel cell technology and how these energy systems can be used in various sectors. Among the companies benefiting from this funding is Neah Power Systems, which develops fuel cell-based power solutions for defense, commercial, and…

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Ballard to deliver hydrogen fuel cells to China through $12 million deal

Ballard forms agreement with Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has signed an Equipment Supply Agreement with China’s Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology. Through the agreement, Ballard will provide several of its FCvelocity-9SSL to Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology in 2016 and 2017. The deal is valued at approximately $12 million and will allow Ballard to establish a stronger foothold in the international hydrogen fuel cell market, which is becoming quite competitive. Fuel cells will be used…

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Audi acquires hydrogen fuel cell patents from Ballard

Audi has gained access to fuel cell patents from Ballard Power Systems Rumors have circulated for some time that German automaker Audi is looking to developer a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. While the automaker has hinted at such plans, claiming that it is on the verge of making a major reveal, Audi has not yet provided any concrete details concerning such plans. Now, however, Audi has acquired a number of patents concerning hydrogen fuel cell technology from Ballard Power Systems, a Canadian developer of fuel cells. Ballard and Audi will…

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