Power to Change the World
Ballard Power Systems Inc. is recognized as a leader in the development and commercialization of fuel cell technology for motive applications, with more than 20 years of experience in the deployment of heavy duty transit buses. Fuel cells produce clean electricity from hydrogen, with water as the only by-product, eliminating carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Mining leaders can now consider hydrogen energy as an important emerging option to amplify efforts to decarbonise, while supporting baseload energy for processing plants at remote sites, and powering larger equipment and transport fleets. Fuel cell-powered vehicles have the mobility, power, and safety of a diesel unit, combined with the environmental cleanliness of a battery vehicle underground. Lower recurring costs, reduced ventilation costs (compared to diesel), and higher vehicle productivity all benefit the mine operator. Ballard was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.