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https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/10/20181019-ballard.htmlBallard fuel cell modules to power yard trucks at Port of LA in CARB-funded project
allard Power Systems will provide fuel cell modules to power two port terminal yard trucks as part of a project being managed by GTI and partially funded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). (Earlier post.)
CARB has preliminarily awarded $5.7 million dollars to GTI for the Zero Emissions for California Ports (ZECAP) Project. The ZECAP Project will validate the commercial viability of zero-emission fuel cell electric hybrid yard trucks operating in a demanding, real-world cargo-handling application. . . .
The project will develop, validate, and deploy two Capacity TJ9000 fuel cell electric hybrid yard trucks at the Port of Los Angeles in California. The conventional diesel-powered TJ 9000 is a single-axle yard jockey truck with a GCWR of up to 242,000 lbs. It can be used for intermodal, warehouse and distribution, or for port trucking.
The hydrogen fuel cell yard trucks will be operated by TraPac, the container terminal and stevedore operator at the port.
Ballard will provide 85 kilowatt (kW) FCveloCity-HD fuel cell modules for primary propulsion of each yard truck and BAE Systems will provide the electric drive system and will have responsibility for systems integration using its HDS200 HybriDrive series propulsion system.
The yard trucks will move cargo containers within the terminal yard. Ballard plans to deliver power modules in 2019 and a 12-month operating period is planned for the project, beginning in March 2020. . . .
The San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, encompassing the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, mandates that all cargo handling equipment be zero-emission by 2030.
Hydrogen and fuel cells provide a path to support achievement of these targets, while also enabling zero-emission equipment to be fueled in the same manner and same amount of time as natural gas and diesel fueled vehicles, minimizing real estate requirements, and maintaining operational practices.