Ballard Power Systems purchasing B.C.’s first fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles; Toyota Mirai
Ballard Power Systems . . . has arranged for several Ballard employees to purchase B.C.’s first fleet of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). Ballard employees are expected to purchase the Toyota Mirai zero-emission FCEVs powered by hydrogen in 2019, with initial vehicle deliveries completed yesterday.
Canada’s first publicly accessible retail hydrogen station opened in Vancouver last summer, with another station poised to open in Burnaby shortly. Earlier this year, Natural Resources Canada and the B.C. government announced they are contributing a combined $3 million to build two new retail hydrogen refueling stations in the province’s Lower Mainland, and it is expected that Greater Vancouver and Victoria will have a network of six stations by 2020. . . .
Ceres Power & Doosan partner on solid oxide fuel cell power systems for commercial buildings
Ceres Power, a developer of low-cost, next-generation fuel cell technology and Doosan Corporation will jointly develop solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) distributed power systems initially targeted at the Korean commercial building market.
South Korea is a leading fuel cell market and has been a core target market for Ceres. South Korea benefits from a supportive regulatory regime and ambitious long-term targets. The South Korean government recently announced several initiatives to promote increased use of renewable generation and hydrogen technology and is targeting fuel cell manufacture for power generation to reach an output of 15 GW by 2040, up from 300 MW today.
Doosan has established itself as a leader in the fuel cell industry and is now adding Solid Oxide technology to its existing portfolio of fuel cell technologies. Doosan’s existing stationary fuel cell business exceeded 1 trillion won (c. $850 million) in orders for the first time in 2018, three years after entering the market. . . .