Ballard to help bring new fuel cell buses to California

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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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New project aims to bring more fuel cell buses to Europe

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Project will help demonstrate the capabilities of fuel cell buses A new clean transportation project has been launched in Europe. Through this project, Europe is expected to receive 144 fuel cell buses. These buses will be supported by the growing hydrogen infrastructure in the region. Through the project, an additional seven hydrogen stations are planned to be built in prominent markets. The fuel cell buses are part of the overarching Joint Initiative for Hydrogen Vehicles across Europe (JIVE) initiative. Developing new hydrogen stations is a priority for the project One…

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Ballard to help develop fuel cell buses in China

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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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Toyota to launch fuel cell buses in 2017

Automaker has plans to bring fuel cell buses to Japan next year Japanese automaker Toyota has plans to sell fuel cell buses in early 2017. The buses have already undergone thorough testing, with Toyota proving that these vehicles can be used practically. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government intends to use these fuel cell buses in order to make public transportation more environmentally friendly and efficient. Two of Toyota’s fuel cell buses will be utilized in Tokyo at the beginning of next year, if everything goes according to plan. More than 100…

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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 to deliver hydrogen fuel cells to China

Ballard Power Systems will deliver hydrogen fuel cells to China, which will power 300 buses Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology to provide technology and support to new vehicles in China. Some 300 hydrogen-powered buses will make use of the fuel cells developed by Ballard, and will be operating in the cities of Foshan and Yunfu. Guangdong Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology is already a partner of Ballard and the two have…

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University of California, Irvine, gets its first hydrogen fuel cell bus

New bus comes to university, powered by hydrogen fuel The University of California, Irvine, has officially launched its first fuel cell bus, which uses hydrogen fuel as a source of energy. The fuel cell that powers the bus was designed by Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cell technology. The bus is now part of the university’s transit system, called the Anteater Express. The new bus is the fifth of its kind to be put into service in California. Fuel cell vehicles continues to gain prominence in…

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Hydrogen fuel bus fleet to be sold off in Canada

BC Transit has put an end to its experiment with fuel cell buses British Columbia, Canada, will be selling off its fleet of hydrogen fuel buses in the coming months. BC Transit, which had operated the buses, had acquired these vehicles for the 2010 Olympic Games. The buses were part of larger plan to showcase the potential of hydrogen fuel cells and how these vehicles could be used in transportation. Hydrogen fuel has become quite popular in the public transit space, but the cost of fuel cells is beginning to…

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UK’s first commercial hydrogen fuel station is now open

New hydrogen fuel station opens in Aberdeen, Scotland The United Kingdom’s first commercial hydrogen fuel production and fueling station has opened in Aberdeen, Scotland. The station is part of a larger demonstration project that aims to showcase the benefits of hydrogen and clean transportation. The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project is one of the most high-profile projects of its kind and has received support from the Scottish and UK governments. The project has also drawn support from several European organizations. Station will be used to power the fuel cell bus fleet…

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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 hydrogen fuel buses are coming to Ohio

Transit agency receives federal funding to purchase fuel cell buses The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority has received $8.9 million in federal funding in order to purchase five buses equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The organization manages the public transportation of Stark County, Ohio. Hydrogen-powered buses are beginning to gain traction with transport authorities because of their efficiency and the fact that they produce no harmful emissions. These buses are equipped with fuel cells, which consume hydrogen fuel in order to produce electrical power. Stark County will be home to…

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Hydrogen fuel buses are gaining momentum in Europe

Five bus manufacturers join together to launch fuel cell buses in European cities Five European bus manufacturers have signed a joint Letter of Understanding during a recent event hosted by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking. The Letter of Understanding involves the use of hydrogen fuel cells in new buses that will be launched by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking in the future. The manufacturers intend to launch as many as 1,000 fuel cell buses in major European cities by 2020. Fuel cells are becoming prominent in…

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New European venture will help support hydrogen fuel buses

Ballard Power Systems teams with Van Hool to launch new joint venture in Europe Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has partnered with Van Hool, a manufacturer of buses, in order to launch a new joint venture called European Service and Parts Center. The venture will be focused on providing services to buses equipped with fuel cells, with these services being made available in November of this year. The venture will primarily support buses that have been developed by Van Hool. Fuel cell buses are growing…

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New hydrogen fuel buses come to California

SunLine introduces two new fuel cell buses that will operate in California SunLine Transit Agency, a transit operator based in Riverside County, California, will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony in order to honor the winners of its SunLine Student Art Contest. The ceremony will also unveil the organization’s new hydrogen-powered buses, which will be clad in the winning art from those that have won SunLine’s contest. The buses are powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which use hydrogen to generate electrical power. Fuel cell buses are becoming more prominent in…

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