Ballard Power Systems
4343 North Fraser Way
Burnaby, British Columbia V5J 5J9
Telephone: (604) 454-0900
Fax: (604) 412-4700
http://www.ballard.com

Company overview for Ballard Power Systems

Industry: All Other Electrical Equipment And Component Manufacturing
Supply chain placement: Manufacturer / Processor / Producer
Year founded: 1979
Number of employees: 600
Annual sales: Unknown

Company profile

Ballard Power Systems is recognized as the world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing zero-emission proton exchange membrane (“PEM”) fuel cells. Ballard is commercializing fuel cell engines for transportation applications and fuel cell systems for portable and stationary products ranging from 1 kilowatt to 250 kilowatts. Ballard is also commercializing electric drives for fuel cell and battery-powered electric vehicles, power conversion products for fuel cells and other distributed generation products, and is a Tier 1 automotive supplier of friction materials for power train components. Ballard's proprietary technology is enabling automobile, bus, electrical equipment, portable power and stationary product manufacturers to develop environmentally clean products for sale. Ballard is partnering with strong, world-leading companies, including DaimlerChrysler, Ford, EBARA, ALSTOM and FirstEnergy, to commercialize BALLARD® fuel cells. Ballard has supplied fuel cells to Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Yamaha, Cinergy, Coleman Powermate and Matsushita Electric Works, among others.

Environmental Products and Services (Exporting) Nexa(TM) Power Module - Portable fuel cell product Fuel Cell Engines and Systems Electric Drives Power Electronics Carbon Fiber Products , Proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell technology. (Exporting) A fuel cell is an electrochemical device that produces electricity silently, without combustion. Hydrogen fuel, which can be obtained from natural gas or methanol, and oxygen from the air, are electrochemically combined in the fuel cell to produce electricity. Heat and pure water vapor are the only by-products. The core of the Ballard Fuel Cell consists of two electrodes, the anode and the cathode, separated by a polymer membrane electrolyte. Each of the electrodes is coated on one side with a thin layer of platinum catalyst. At the anode, hydrogen fuel catalytically dissociates into free electrons and protons (positive hydrogen ions). The free electrons are conducted in the form of usable electric current through the external circuit. The protons migrate through the membrane electrolyte to the cathode where they combine with oxygen from air and electrons from the external circuit to form pure water and heat. Individual fuel cells are combined into a fuel cell stack to provide the amount of electrical power required. Ballard's strategy is focused on three principal markets - stationary power plants, transportation engines and portable power systems.

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Contacts

Stephen Kukucha, Director
(604) 454-0900