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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Switzerland to receive second generation hydrogen buses from Mercedes-Benz

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New buses to be operated by PostAuto in Brugg The second generation f Mercedes-Benz Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid hydrogen-powered buses are on their way to Switzerland. The country will serve as host to these vehicles, which will be used in public transportation. PostAuto, one of Switzerland’s largest public transportation companies, will be operating the buses in and around the municipality of Brugg. The second generation hydrogen buses are considered to be more effective than their predecessors, equipped with more powerful and efficient hydrogen fuel cells and hybrid technologies. Fuel cells continue…

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Joint Base Lewis-McChord received hydrogen-powered bus

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Hydrogen Fuel Cell Initiative brings new bus to JBLM The U.S. Army’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) welcomed the latest addition to its transportation system that serves personnel last week. A new, hydrogen-powered bus has arrived at the base and will help meet the travel needs of those that work and live in and around JBLM. The bus is part of the Department of Defense’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Initiative, which aims to promote the use of fuel cells throughout the various branches of the military. The agency has taken an aggressive…

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Hydrogen-powered buses coming from SRS laboratory in South Carolina

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The future of hydrogen-powered transportation may be blossoming in Aiken County, South Carolina. A number of buses equipped with internal combustion engines running on hydrogen have emerged from the Savannah National Laboratory at SRS. The facility that birthed the fleet of buses is relatively new, but its scientists have very ambitious aims. Led by Dr. Ted Motyka, researchers have been experimenting with ways to incorporate hydrogen into conventional technologies. The buses uses an internal combustion engine that has been tweaked to make use of hydrogen rather than gasoline. The vehicle…

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Hydrogen bus catches fire in London, forcing fleet out of service

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 A hydrogen bus fire in London may dampen people’s willingness to accept the alternative fuel. The fire occurred amongst London’s first fleet of hydrogen powered buses last month. Mayor Boris Johnson has long been a staunch advocate for hydrogen fuel, but has come under sharp criticisms of late due to the tragedy. The entire fleet has been withdrawn from service for emergency modifications that will increase the safety of the vehicles and prevent such disasters from occurring in the future. The fleet of buses was launched at the beginning of…

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