Ballard inks fuel cell module bus deal with Nanning

Part of a plan to develop the market in China's Guangxi province.

VANCOUVER — Ballard Power Systems has signed a purchase order from fuel cell integrator Shenzhen UpPower Technology Co. Ltd. for 10 FCveloCity-MD 30-kilowatt fuel cell power modules.

Ballard, a developer and manufacturer of hydrogen fuel cell technology based in Vancouver, said UpPowerTech will integrate its fuel cells into clean energy buses manufactured by Gaungxi Yuanzheng New Energy Co. Ltd., a Chinese bus manufacturer, for deployment in Nanning, Guangxi province.

No financial details were released.

UpPowerTech previously demonstrated a hydrogen fuel cell bus, using Ballard’s 30-kilowatt fuel cell power module as a battery range extender, during the 4th Shenzhen International Low Carbon City Forum.

Ballard, UpPowerTech, Yuanzheng and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of Nanning have signed a MOU to develop the fuel cell bus market in the City of Nanning and the Province of Guangxi.

Ballard’s fuel cell power modules are to be delivered this year, and the fuel cell buses are to be deployed in 2017.

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