Ballard tapped to provide hydrogen fuel cells to two projects

Fuel cell developer will supply energy systems to projects supported by the Federal Transit Administration Ballard Power Systems, a prominent developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it will be supplying 10 of its FCvelocity-HD6 fuel cell modules to two projects involved in the Federal Transit Administration’s Low and No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program. These projects have been awarded funding from the federal agency because of their use of fuel cell buses, which consume hydrogen. Ballard Power Systems will be working with BAE Systems, a developer of hybrid drive…

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New Flyer teams with CALSTART to build a hydrogen fuel bus

Organizations form partnership to develop one of the largest fuel cell buses in North America New Flyer Industries, a bus manufacturer based in Canada, has announced that it has begun working with CALSTART, a non-profit clean transportation organization. Together, the two organizations will develop a new, 60-foot battery fuel cell hybrid bus that will be part of New Flyer’s Xcelsior X60 platform. This will be one of the largest hybrid buses that has been built and put into operation in North America. The bus will use both a hydrogen fuel…

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Ballard to deliver new hydrogen fuel system for next generation clean bus

New fuel cell system to be supplied to New Flyer Industries Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has been named as the supplier of new energy systems that will power heavy-duty transportation buses built by New Flyer Industries. These buses will make use of the FCvelocity-HD7 fuel cells that are being developed by Ballard. This fuel cell is modular, allowing it to be customized to suit the needs of various applications. Modular fuel cells are quickly becoming popular in public transportation because of their flexible nature.…

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Hydrogen-powered bus comes to Cleveland

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RTA and NASA bring hydrogen-powered bus to Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland’s Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has joined forces with the NASA Glenn Research Center to begin making use of a new hydrogen-powered bus that will serve the greater Cleveland area. The 40-foot bus is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell that generates enough energy to power the bus along its travels. It is one of the very few of its kind in the U.S. and has the support of the federal government through NASA. The bus is part of a program…

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Clean transportation initiative from Department of Transportation supports ambitious projects

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New initiative geared toward the support of clean transportation The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced a new grant program that will support 27 clean transportation projects around the country. The agency has been showing more interest in the prospects of clean transportation lately, especially as hydrogen fuel begins to become a more important part of new vehicles. Through this new initiative, the Department of Transportation will be splitting some $59.3 million amongst 27 ambitious projects, which competed against a total of 146 applicants. Kentucky wins grant for fuel efficient…

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New hydrogen-powered bus coming to Austin, Texas

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University of Texas teams with Capital Metro for new hydrogen transportation project Hydrogen-powered buses seem to be a craze in the U.S. In some parts of the country, these buses are becoming commonplace. The city of Austin, Texas, is expecting to receive its first hydrogen-powered bus sometime this month. The University of Texas at Austin has announced that it has partnered with Capital Metro, a public transportation provider for the city, to roll out a new kind of hydrogen-powered bus that is said to be more efficient and powerful than…

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Calstart wins funding from Federal Transit Administration

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$6.6 million in funding goes to Calstart The U.S. government has awarded Calstart, an organization devoted to promoting hydrogen-powered transportation and zero emission vehicles, with $6.6 million in funding. The Federal Transit Administration, the agency that issued the funds, believes that the organization has shown promising progress in promoting alternative energy and how these energies can be used for transportation. Calstart will be using the funds to develop environmentally friendly mass transit options and will bolster existing systems throughout the country with its fleet of fuel cell buses. Funds to…

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