Mar 6, 2023 - 11:05 am
Ballard and First Mode convert more mining trucks to FCVs
Ballard Power Systems will supply 30 fuel cell modules with a total capacity of 3 megawatts to First Mode to convert diesel dump trucks to combined hydrogen-battery propulsion. The converted dump trucks will operate at First Mode’s test site in Centralia, Washington State.
Jan 19, 2023 - 02:10 pm
Ballard, Adani & Ashok Leyland team up to develop H2 truck
Ballard Power Systems has signed an agreement to launch a pilot project to develop a hydrogen fuel cell electric truck for mining operations with Adani and Ashok Leyland. This collaboration should result in Asia’s first planned hydrogen-powered mining truck.
Oct 12, 2022 - 01:55 pm
Quantron US wins first major deal within a week after founding
Quantron received a significant order from the United States shortly after founding its own US subsidiary. The American transport company TMP Logistics has signed a framework agreement with Quantron US to deliver 500 heavy-duty fuel cell trucks by the end of 2024.
Oct 4, 2022 - 04:15 pm
Ballard to build fuel cell development facility in China
Canadian fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems has announced a $130 million investment in China. This will be used to build both a development centre and a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) factory near Shanghai. The planned opening is in 2025.
Sep 27, 2022 - 02:11 pm
Stadler orders Ballard H2 fuel cell systems for US trains
Ballard Power Systems has received an order from Stadler Rail to supply six 100 kW Fcmove-HD+ fuel cell modules to power the first hydrogen train in the US. The train is expected to enter service in San Bernardino, California, in 2024 and will seat over 100 passengers.
Sep 19, 2022 - 06:19 pm
Quantron presents H2 fuel cell truck with 1,500 km-range
At the IAA trade show, Quantron presented the QHM FCEV Heavy Truck created with Ballard Power Systems, a tractor unit for heavy long-distance transport with a range of up to 1,500 kilometres. Quantron also displayed other fuel cell and battery commercial vehicles on its stand at the trade show.
Sep 14, 2022 - 12:00 pm
Neuman & Esser and Ballard invest in Quantron
Quantron has successfully closed an A-financing round of up to 50 million euros after a seed round in March 2021. Investors include German machinery and equipment manufacturer Neuman & Esser and Canadian fuel cell technology group Ballard Power Systems.
May 9, 2022 - 03:38 pm
Anglo American presents fuel cell heavy-duty mining truck
Mining and resources group Anglo American has unveiled the prototype of what it claims is the world’s largest hydrogen-electric mining vehicle. The nuGen dump truck combines multiple fuel cells with a 1.2 MWh battery pack for a total output of 2 MW and can carry a payload of 290 tons.
Feb 25, 2022 - 06:32 pm
ABB & Ballard green-lit for maritime fuel cell concept
ABB and Ballard Power Systems have received Approval in Principle (AIP) from the international classification society DNV for their maritime fuel cell concept. The fuel cell system should be able to generate 3 megawatts of electrical power in ships.
Feb 7, 2022 - 02:28 pm
Ballard delivers fuel cell modules for Norwegian ferries
Ballard Power Systems has delivered two, 200 kW FCwave modules to Norled, one of Norway’s largest ferry and express boat operators. The fuel cell modules will power the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry, the ‘MF Hydra’, which is to be launched later this year.
Feb 3, 2022 - 02:42 pm
US Hydrogen Bus Council forms FC coalition
The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus Council (HFC Bus Council) in the US has formed a national coalition of public transit agencies, manufacturers, and suppliers working together to advance the hydrogen fuel cell electric bus economy and its applications in the public transit sector.
Jan 20, 2022 - 02:16 pm
Ballard receives follow-up order for train FC module
Ballard Power Systems has received an order for eight additional 200 kW fuel cell modules to support the expansion of Canadian Pacific’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program from one to three locomotives, with expected delivery in 2022.
Nov 12, 2021 - 12:36 pm
Ballard buys UK fuel cell specialist Arcola
The Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems acquires Arcola Energy, a British specialist for the integration of fuel cell systems in heavy commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks and trains. Both sides had previously worked together for years.
Oct 18, 2021 - 02:04 pm
Ballard & Forsee announces fuel cell partnership
Fuel cell specialist Ballard Power Systems and battery manufacturer Forsee Power have agreed on a strategic partnership to jointly develop integrated fuel cell battery solutions for heavy-duty mobility applications such as buses, trucks, trains and ships.
Oct 4, 2021 - 04:21 pm
Hy24 founded for H2 infrastructure investment
Ardian and FiveT Hydrogen have announced the beginning of Hy24, “the world’s largest investment platform focused exclusively on clean hydrogen infrastructure”. Hy24’s first fund is expected to have a volume of 1.5 billion euros.
Sep 14, 2021 - 04:06 pm
Eaton & Ballard to improve fuel cells for hydrogen trucks
Power management company Eaton announced a new partnership with Ballard Fuel Cell Systems and the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop heavy-duty truck fuel cells. The prototype will incorporate airflow technology initially designed to improve fuel efficiency.
Sep 8, 2021 - 02:34 pm
Quantron to launch BEV bus & cooperation with Ballard
Ballard Power Systems and Quantron AG become strategic partners in the development of fuel-cell powered trucks. Independently of this, Quantron announces that it will launch a twelve-metre-long low-floor bus as a BEV – and a little later also as an FCEV – from the end of the year.
Aug 5, 2021 - 08:57 pm
California looks at fuel cell trucking requirements
The Californian Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), a coalition of government and multinational industry partners, have released a new foundational document for heavy-duty class 8 fuel cell electric trucks. The policy recommendation envisages 70,000 trucks supported by 200 heavy-duty truck stations by 2035.
May 5, 2021 - 01:10 pm
Ballard & Linamar cooperate on fuel cells for light trucks
Ballard Power Systems and Canadian automotive supplier Linamar Corporation have agreed to a strategic alliance to develop and sell fuel cell powertrains and components for light-duty vehicles. Their chosen markets will be in North America and Europe.
Apr 12, 2021 - 02:40 pm
Flagships project to put fuel cell drives on cargo ships
Within the framework of the European innovation project Flagships, the world’s first commercial cargo ship with hydrogen propulsion is to go into operation on the Seine in Paris this year. This has significantly shifted the focus of the project initiated in 2018.
Mar 17, 2021 - 03:27 pm
Canadian Pacific electrifies locomotives with Ballard fuel cells
Ballard Power Systems announced that Canadian Pacific would employ Ballard fuel cell modules for its Hydrogen Locomotive Program. The HLP aims to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered line-haul freight locomotive by retrofitting a diesel locomotive with fuel cells.
Mar 11, 2021 - 12:30 pm
CoacHyfied to develop hydrogen buses in Europe
The EU project “CoacHyfied”, led by the development service provider FEV, will develop six fuel cell coach buses for deployment. The three-year demonstration phase already started at the beginning of 2021.
Feb 6, 2021 - 12:40 pm
Ballard & Global Energy Ventures to develop H2 ship
Ballard Power Systems signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Global Energy Ventures for the development of a new fuel cell-powered ship, called C-H2 Ship, designed to transport compressed green hydrogen. A small-scale, under 10 MW demonstration of the C-H2 Ship to be built initially.
Dec 21, 2020 - 02:07 pm
Van Hool makes follow-up order for Ballard fuel cell stacks
Ballard Power Systems has received a follow-up order from the Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool. This involves the delivery of further fuel cell modules for ten H2 buses, which are to be used from 2022 as part of the JIVE 2 support program in Emmen, the Netherlands.
Dec 8, 2020 - 01:57 pm
European consortium to build 23 MW hydrogen ferry
A group of companies has applied to the European Union for funding to develop a large hydrogen ferry. The H2 ferry with the working title Europa Seaways is to have a fuel cell system with a capacity of up to 23 MW on board.
Oct 16, 2020 - 11:16 pm
Western States Hydrogen Alliance founded
In the USA, members of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry have formally announced a new alliance to effect rapid deployment of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, buses, locomotives, vessels, aircraft and off-road equipment throughout the Western United States.