New Flyer receives grant for hydrogen fuel cell bus

New Flyer receives $2.1 million grant from the California Energy Commission New Flyer Industries, a manufacturer of heavy-duty buses, has announced that it has been approved for a $2.1 million grant from the California Energy Commission. The grant will help fund a demonstration project that involves the company’s Xcelsior transit bus, which will be powered by a hydrogen fuel cell developed by Hydrogenics. The project may draw more favorable attention to fuel cells and how they can be used in the public transportation space. Project aims to highlight the benefits…

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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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North America delegates funds to hydrogen fuel cell research

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Funding

More governments around the world are recognizing the promise of hydrogen fuel. As environmental issues become a case for concern among many, the need for breaking the world’s addiction to oil has never been more paramount. While other alternative fuels, such as solar and wind power, have proven to be viable options, none can produce electricity on par with hydrogen fuel cells. Because of this, more nations are investing in fuel cells and incorporating them into one of the most fundamental aspects of their society: Transportation. The government of Manitoba…

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