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To: Fishfinder who wrote (5728)9/27/2006 11:49:08 AM
From: Jim
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Has this board died??? There should be some exciting times ahead. Have you seen the new Mercedes FC car notices? Hybrids, biodiesel, ethanol, and fuel efficiency are all getting a good push to save the planet from global warming and pollution. It will soon be FC's chance to shine and get some positive plugs.

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To: Jim who wrote (5730)9/27/2006 3:51:08 PM
From: Fishfinder
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hey Jim thks for the wake up call.
you could be right BLD has been in the gutter for some time now.
I'm not sure if we are going to burn hydrogen in the auto industry or use fuel cells.
Also there is lots of LPG and NG around as well.

scott

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To: Fishfinder who wrote (5731)9/27/2006 7:29:56 PM
From: Scoobah
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are there any fuel cell stocks actually selling products?

and, dare I ask, are there any with stocks doing well, or at least poised to move?

I gave up on fuel cells and have one solar stock ASYS, but still be;ieve the fuel cells may one day have their day, again.

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To: Scoobah who wrote (5732)9/27/2006 7:48:32 PM
From: Fishfinder
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Mr Ballard is selling a very nice little fork lift fuel cell package.
you pull the old lead acid, LPG or whatever power system out and pop the fuel cell system in.
It looks pretty great on the web.

I don't know the web site any longer but you can go to google and surf it up.

scott

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To: Scoobah who wrote (5732)9/27/2006 10:11:07 PM
From: Jim
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Scott, have you looked into Idatech.com recently. It is for home power but seems good. Japan development for home use seems to be growing. Perhaps the big bucks for vehicle use has not done much, but it is still alive and kicking. There is a need for more technology break outs. I am still betting that onboard reformers will come back, this would eliminate much of the infrastructure problems. The die hard FC advocates may have to wait a little longer. But let us keep the dialog going!!

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To: Jim who wrote (5734)6/27/2007 1:41:16 AM
From: Fishfinder
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Anybody still out there.
Man I went over the BLD and the FCEL sites today and really didn't find much to excite me.
From an investors point of view anyhow.
I'm going to go over the numbers tomorrow.
I'm sure they won't look pretty.
It looks as though there are a lot of big guns involved as well.
GM, United Tech etc. etc. etc.

scott

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To: Jim who wrote (5734)5/24/2013 2:19:23 PM
From: Fishfinder
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Well, 5years later and Now looking at good ole BLD once again.
Today anything Fuel Cell has ahd a fantatsic day; alll of em up 10-16%.
Was up??
I looked at BLD and well decided to place my bet.
Its looking like sales of all their products is on the cusp of good things to happen.
So I'm in for the long or the short of it; for now.

scot

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From: Fishfinder5/24/2013 3:50:36 PM
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Well 6 times volume on BLD today.
NICE!!

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From: Savant6/14/2017 9:52:50 AM
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Ballard receives fuel cell system order from FlyH2

Ballard Power Systems Inc (C:BLDP)
Shares Issued 174,749,630
Last Close 6/13/2017 $3.98
Tuesday June 13 2017 - News Release

Dr. Paul Osenar reports

BALLARD'S PROTONEX SUBSIDIARY RECEIVES FIRST ORDER FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM TO POWER COMMERCIAL UAVS

Ballard Power Systems Inc.'s subsidiary, Protonex, has received an initial order for its fuel cell propulsion system, together with design services, from FlyH2 Aerospace, a South African-based developer of hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for commercial applications. For competitive reasons, commercial details of this order are confidential.

FlyH2 plans to integrate the Protonex fuel cell system into all three of its aircraft currently in the development pipeline, beginning with the UA Plant prototype drone, followed by its UA Alpha flagship aircraft. UA Plant is expected to be a 30 kilogram (66 lb.) fuel cell-powered agricultural utility aircraft with 9-hour flight endurance.

UA Alpha will be a long-range, long-endurance survey and reconnaissance aircraft designed to carry advanced sensors. Specifications include a wingspan of 8.2 meters (27 feet), maximum cruising altitude of 4,250 meters (14,000 feet) and flight distance of more than 600 kilometers (370 miles). Onboard sensors will survey environmental variables used in the management of fires, pollution, erosion, alien vegetation and plant diseases. In a similar development, FlyH2's third drone, the UA Gecko, is being designed to monitor physical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, pipelines and powerlines.

Dr. Paul Osenar, President of Protonex said, "FlyH2 has tremendous expertise in the design and development of drone systems, and recognizes the benefits offered by fuel cell propulsion. When combined with improved reliability and other advantages over internal combustion systems, fuel cells are proving to be a high value fit for UAVs. These will be the first civilian drones that we have powered, in addition to our work on military UAVs with several global aerospace customers."

Mark van Wyk, Co-Founder of FlyH2 Aerospace added, "Protonex systems bring with them unique new capabilities for our aircraft, allowing us to quickly fulfill our vision of producing high quality, rugged and reliable long-endurance electric unmanned aircraft."

A fuel cell propulsion system allows for endurances comparable to an internal combustion engine, but with several added benefits. These include silent operation, increased reliability, lower vibration and less maintenance. The total cost of ownership is also expected to be lower and the aircraft will only require one fuel stop per day for all-day operations.

In agriculture, the use of unmanned aerial vehicles rather than conventional piloted aircraft, which sometimes operate as low as 150 feet above the ground, reduces the risk to pilots and also avoids noise abatement issues. In addition, the enhanced reliability of fuel cell engines further protects people and property on the ground.

To support integration of the Protonex fuel cell propulsion system into its UA Plant aircraft, FlyH2 has partnered with Epsilon Engineering ("Epsilon"; www.epsilon-eng.com), a South African engineering and manufacturing services provider. Project work is partially funded by the Government of South Africa as well as the South African agriculture industry.

About Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in power and energy. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.

F/B Kidl

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To: Savant who wrote (5738)9/14/2017 9:33:53 AM
From: kidl
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Hopefully you didn't lose patience like I did.

FP/wire say Ballard soars on fuel cell breakthrough

Ballard Power Systems Inc (C:BLDP)
Shares Issued 175,169,055
Last Close 9/13/2017 $5.72
Thursday September 14 2017 - In the News

The Financial Post reports in its Thursday edition that Ballard Power Systems surged to a three-year high after announcing a technology breakthrough that replaces most of the high-cost platinum used in earlier design. A Bloomberg dispatch to the Post says that Ballard soared $1.19 to close Wednesday at $5.72 in Toronto. Nisshinbo Holdings Inc., which has been working with Ballard on the project since 2013, enjoyed an equally strong day in Tokyo. High-cost precious metals in fuel cells have hindered broader adoption of the technology and Ballard has been working to eliminate as much platinum as possible from its products. The non-precious-metal-catalyst design, to be offered by the end of this year, reduces the amount of platinum by more than 80 per cent, Kevin Colbow, vice-president of technology, said in a statement late Tuesday. "Since platinum contributes 10 percent to 15 percent of the cost of a fuel cell stack today, we are very excited about the potential cost savings," Mr. Colbow said in the statement. Fuel cells convert hydrogen into electricity through a chemical reaction that relies on a catalyst, often platinum. Ballard is reducing the amount of platinum and using a lower-cost carbon alloy material.

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