Ballard Power Receives Purchase Order for Fuel Cells for Mining Trucks
Vancouver, Canada - Ballard Power Systems received a purchase order for 9 of its FCveloCity-HD 100 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell modules from Anglo American’s platinum business, he world’s largest platinum group metals mining company and a strategic investor in Ballard.
“This mining truck demonstration with Anglo American is another significant example of fuel cells offering a value proposition in Heavy Duty Motive applications. Mining trucks exhibit all the critical needs addressed by Ballard technology in our key bus, commercial truck, train and marine vessel markets, including: zero-emissions; extended range; rapid refueling; and heavy payload capability”, Rob Campbell, Ballard’s Chief Commercial Officer said.
“We have a longstanding commitment as a leader in responsible mining, with numerous examples of our progressive business decisions across many decades. We look forward to working with Ballard to deliver this important step-change technology, which is part of our plan to create a smart energy mix that moves us closer towards our carbon and energy targets for 2030 and, ultimately, our vision of operating a carbon-neutral mine”, Julian Soles, Anglo American’s Head of Technology Development, Mining and Sustainability added.
Source: IWR Online, 29 Oct 2019