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Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - October 18, 2021) - First Hydrogen Corp. (TSXV: FHYD) (OTC Pink: PURXF) (FSE: FIT) ("FIRST HYDROGEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the initial design of its light commercial demonstrator vehicles for the UK market, together with AVL Powertrain Limited ("AVL") and Ballard Power Systems Inc ("Ballard"). The Company under the agreements with AVL and Ballard, announced in its press release of June 11, 2021 has started the development and build of two hydrogen fuel cell powered light commercial demonstrator vans at the AVL facilities in the United Kingdom for delivery in Q3 2022. These Vans will use the MAN eTGE as a donor vehicle and be equipped with the latest generation Ballard FCgen®-LCS fuel cell, giving the vehicles a range more than 500 kilometres.
These vehicles will allow First Hydrogen to demonstrate to prospective customers the capabilities of a zero-emission hydrogen van, including combined range and payload, towing and speed of refuelling, and to gather detailed specifications from customers and secure orders going forward for its bespoke design for the UK, EU and North American
Given the number of deals Ballard has going - and more in process...:) - leading to volume production - the key to 101 sp, management must NO loonnger give away the store during negotiations - Ballard, YOU ARE NO LONGER DESPARATE. We need scale, speed, a pickup in the R+D Cadence and of course volume production sales. They should knock on Tesla's door. Elon has been negative on fuel cells - for good reason - but ballard has changed this market and Ballard and Tesla should get into bed together - you heard it here first. Battery tech is improving rapidly - however even if solid state becomes a reality - which it will sometime - hydrogen has its own complimentary advantages - there is room for both. Ballard would allow a complimentary dual path for Tesla to offer fuel cell and battery electrical power sources. Its time. Elon - I am talking to you - you need to slow down for your Musk Minute - adopt to the Musk frame of mind and see the option before you. Shock the world - one more time - add a fuel cell offering - after all - it is smarter not to have your power sources in one technology basket. Wing tank design - airplanes - could be easy for where you place the batteries now - and its not like you are not working on an airplane....so you know what I am speaking to. 101.
Another trial of Ballard's FC engines.
trains, busses need an extra energy supply under high demand - hence this deal with a battery supplier is good in the short term - until fuel cells no longer need a batter suppliment. However, as battery tech gets smaller, more power to weight and cheaper - maybe it is not a bad idea to have stored energy available - which fuels already are but a little different. Either way, this is a positive step forward for Ballard. Glad you are a long for the ride - 101.
Better East-West transmission would help the U.S. incorporate more renewable electricity more quickly.
@peter, here is a geoengineering idea for you:
"Using this new paint formulation to cover a roof area of about 1,000 square feet could result in a cooling power of 10 kilowatts, the Purdue researchers showed. Scaling that up, the scientists estimated that it would only require 0.5–1% of Earth’s surface to be coated in this paint (e.g., by painting roofs) to reverse global warming to date."
Interesting- Using by-product hydrogen that would otherwise be flared and burning it with diesel to get a 40% CO2 reduction. No added cost, proven, available now in BC.. Obviously not a perfect or wide scale solution but it does provide a easy to implement option now rather than years down the road.
"Hydra pays for and installs fully reversible, hydrogen-diesel, co-combustion conversion kits into commercial fleet trucks and the necessary fueling stations reducing risk and investment for fleet customers. Further risk reduction was achieved with Hydra’s completion of a successful three-year pilot test program in Prince George covering more than 200,000 km on commercial routes with commercial drivers tackling the freezing temperatures and uphill climbs for which the region is known."
Ballard Power Systems, a world leader in PEM fuel cell technology, will subscribe as a cornerstone investor in the proposed IPO of Forsee Power on Euronext Paris
Ballard to Power Talgo Fuel Cell Passenger Train in European Trial, Ahead of Planned 2023 Launch
Tue, October 12, 2021, 8:30 AM·4 min read
VANCOUVER, BC and HOBRO, Denmark, Oct. 12, 2021 /CNW/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: BLDP) today announced that the Company has signed an Equipment Supply Agreement to provide 8 of its 70-kilowatt FCmoveTM-HD fuel cell modules to Talgo S.A. (Talgo;
) – a leader in the design, manufacture, and maintenance of high-speed light rail trains, headquartered in Madrid, Spain – for trials of its Talgo Vittal-One commuter and regional passenger train. Talgo plans to conduct their demonstration in early 2022 in Spain, with expected commercialization in 2023.
Talgo Vittal-One commuter and regional passenger train (CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.)
Talgo has an industrial presence in Spain, Germany, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., and is recognized worldwide for its capacity for innovation, unique and distinctive technology and reliability.
Emilio Garcia, Talgo Innovation Director said, "Green hydrogen is no longer the future, it is a reality. The implementation of hydrogen trains, such as the one Talgo is developing, will improve mobility and have a positive impact on the environment by replacing diesel technology. It will allow us to make the most of the non-electrified railways in many countries, while reducing the carbon footprint." Mr. Garcia continued, "The announcement earlier this year of EU policies to accelerate decarbonization further validate this key step in early adoption of hydrogen trains in order to achieve these greenhouse gas reduction goals."
Oben Uluc, Ballard Director of Sales for EMEA and India noted, "We are excited to be working with Talgo through the testing phases of its Talgo Vittal-One train. This relationship is another sign of the growing momentum in deployment of zero-emission fuel cell propulsion solutions in the rail industry across numerous geographies. Fuel cell systems enable conventional rail networks to realize the benefits of electrification without the cost and infrastructure challenges of overhead catenary wiring."
The modular system being designed by Talgo is intended for installation on all types of passenger trains, as well as in upgrades or retrofits from diesel to hydrogen power. The innovative system utilizes hydrogen and fuel cells for propulsion, complemented by batteries that assist the train from a standing start and take advantage of the braking system for recharging. Hydrogen technology is an appropriate solution for heavy transport applications such as trains, where railway lines do not currently have catenary electrification systems and depend on diesel engines.
Up and down but upwardly from now on. 101 to all the longs - Merry Christmas to all and to longs a good night....
Ballard Marine Vessels are Coming!! See Ballard Blog and reply link if it isn't deleted.
“Britain is on the verge of a transformational, irreversible green transport revolution”. Grant Shapps, the government transport secretary.
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District,MTD, unveils hydrogen-powered buses: The ultimate expression of sustainability.Two more buses to its fleet that run entirely on electricity generated by hydrogen fuel cells.These two,are the biggest among them,60 feet long.
They have built a new hydrogen station with 5,500 solar panels, producing electricity to electrolyze water for green hydrogen (and oxygen...). The buses will run with absolutely zero emission.
Important advantage compared to BEV : battery-powered buses have struggled with short ranges ,usually less than a third of their diesel counterparts , and six-hours charge times (Director of MTD,the same experience as in Contra Costa Transit system,in heavy,we are the best...).
They have consulted with others agencies having hydrogen-electric buses,Flint, Mich., in Canton, Ohio. AC Transit of Oakland, Calif., using them since 2000: all love them, and they’re trying to get more !
Bus ride experience like what I had experimented in London : It’s smoother and it’s way quieter than a regular diesel bus.Expecting to save a combined 100,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year.
Projecting to have a 12 clean hydrogen buses fleet .Next year,they will phase out all the remaining diesel buses.The fewer fossil-fuel-burning vehicles on the street, the better off a community is and the world is,Director of MTD .
More news out of China (Foshan) regarding the hydrogen dilemma.. Yeah who saw this coming?
Foshan ranks top in China with more than 80 urban bus demonstration lines, about 1,500 fuel cell vehicles of various types, and 26 hydrogen refueling stations. So, what's the problem?
From ESCN: ""The main problem lies in the supply of hydrogen." A person familiar with the matter frankly told reporters. Zhao Jishi further explained: "The supply of hydrogen is severely inadequate and cannot be used." The promotion area of China's fuel cell vehicles does not match the distribution of resources, and the basic supporting facilities are insufficient to support vehicle applications. At the same time, there are serious technical constraints. For example, the quality requirements of car hydrogen are high, the purity is not less than 99.97%, and the particulate matter is not more than 1mg/kg. However, due to the lack of a hydrogen detection mechanism, poor quality hydrogen is injected into the car. Cannot guarantee safety."
With sales of fuel cell vehicles being less than 100 per month this year, Tongji University professor Wei Xuezhe says frankly that from the scale of application, the investment enthusiasm supported by the government has not "melted" the "ice" of the market, and the promotion of fuel cell vehicles is still struggling.
Another important fossil fuels producer supporting hydrogen : Anschutz Corporation donates to UW SER to kick-start hydrogen energy research center.He is also in renewables,wind,high-voltage interregional electric transmission system...etc.
Nice breakout of recent consolidation after that $12 pivot.
Onward and upward.
Here we go folks: Ballard and Talgo agreement on Fuel Cell Passenger Train!
But here's what puzzles me. If this had been announced by Bloom or Plug, it would be captioned by the corresponding company as a major...Major....MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! and investment gurus would be championing the news and recommending it for all investors to nibble on. So when are these fortune tellers going to realize that Ballard Power is a, if not THE, big boy on the block?
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