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From: kidl3/15/2021 12:54:32 PM
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Globe says Ballard sees Germany excited about hydrogen

The Globe and Mail reports in its Monday edition that Canada has a chance to get a leg up in the increasingly heated global race to produce and sell hydrogen, courtesy of interest from one of the world's largest emerging markets for the alternative fuel source. The Globe's Adam Radwanski and Emma Graney write that on Tuesday, the feds will sign a new agreement with Germany to work together on the clean-energy transition, including developing policies and regulations, and integrating large shares of renewables into electricity systems. Hydrogen is expected to play a central role, with Germany's ambassador to Ottawa, Sabine Sparwasser, touting her government's plan to make hydrogen a centrepiece of its decarbonization strategy. "Germany is probably the world's most interesting market for hydrogen right now, and Canada is potentially a very big power in its production," Ms. Sparwasser told The Globe. Germany may also call into question the nature of Canada's strategy to develop its hydrogen industry -- preferring "blue" hydrogen, which means producing the element from natural gas or other fossil fuels. Germany, however, is more interested in importing "green" hydrogen, which is derived from non-fossil-fuel sources.

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Globe says Juvekar maintains Ballard Power at "buy"

The Globe and Mail reports in its Saturday, March 13, edition that Citi analyst P.J. Juvekar expects slower near-term growth for Ballard Power Systems after the release of fourth quarter release that were "nothing to write home about." The Globe's David Leeder writes in the Eye On Equities column that Mr. Juvekar continues to rate the shares "buy," while trimming his share target to $33 (U.S.) from $42 (U.S.). Analysts on average target the shares at $33.22 (U.S.). Mr. Juvekar says in a note: "We caution that the real growth is back-end loaded by mid-decade. In our view, the hydrogen economy is still attractive and government policies are supportive. China is expected to announce demonstration city clusters and FCEV subsidies in short order. Bus orders continue to grow, particularly in Europe, while a 240kW heavy-duty (HD) truck prototype engine with MAHLE is expected by YE21 for customer testing. ... Our stock price target is lowered due to higher interest rates, lower terminal growth rate, and slower order intake due to COVID-19. We continue to believe that the hydrogen economy is here to stay and Ballard is well-positioned in the emerging fuel cell applications for bus, truck, rail and marine."

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To: kidl who wrote (5811)3/15/2021 4:13:35 PM
From: 60HzEE
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Thanks, but it does not offer practical mobile storage. Very high pressures necessary to get enough range to compare with batteries.

Solve that via H2 absorption or some such and the world will be running on BLDP fuel cells......

FCEL's high temperature carbonate stacks can reform CH3 using waste heat. Also, FCEL has a line of high efficiency electrolyzers for straightaway generation.

BLDP's focused on the heavy transportation which makes sense, at least for now. If the Chinese would just buy more.....

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To: 60HzEE who wrote (5813)3/16/2021 3:19:25 PM
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FCEL had disappointing earnings and apparently affected BLDP. Even though completely different, non-competing markets. I hold both. BLDP is getting a lot of heavy transportation wins.

FCEL, however, stressed its H2 production capabilities in its presentation. Probably a lot of competition for PLUG in its desire to sell H2. They may end up buying it from FCEL......

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From: kidl3/17/2021 8:03:27 AM
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Canada, Germany sign green energy deal in bid to power fledgling hydrogen sector

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To: kidl who wrote (5815)3/24/2021 9:06:53 AM
From: 60HzEE
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Perhaps, instead of "retraining," research may yield a way to crack fossil hydrocarbons in a manner to capture the C and release the H2. Not all H2 will come from electrolysis.

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From: kidl3/30/2021 9:55:06 AM
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FP/wire say Ballard hears Great Wall's hydrogen plans

Ballard Power Systems Inc (C:BLDP)
Shares Issued 297,082,350
Last Close 3/29/2021 $26.79
Tuesday March 30 2021 - In the News

The Financial Post reports in its Tuesday edition that Great Wall Motor, China's biggest maker of sport-utility vehicles, plans to roll out its first hydrogen-powered SUV this year. A Bloomberg dispatch to the Post says that the company will also deploy its hydrogen-powered cars during the Winter Olympics in China next year. Great Wall has invested tw billion yuan ($305-million (U.S.)) over the past five years to develop hydrogen-power-related technologies that can be used for vehicles as well as marine and rail transport. Founder Wei Jianjun added that Great Wall will invest another three billion yuan over the next three years and plans to become a top-three seller of hydrogen-powered automobiles by 2025. "Development of the hydrogen-related industry will move forward as quickly as that for electric vehicles," Mr. Wei said. The company last month said it will work with Beijing-based Horizon Robotics to develop intelligent driving technologies. The nascent hydrogen-vehicle market globally is dominated by companies such as Toyota Motor and Ballard. Electric-vehicle pioneer Elon Musk has famously dismissed hydrogen cars as "mind-bogglingly stupid," arguing that EVs have a lock on green transport.

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From: kidl4/30/2021 7:14:27 AM
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Daimler and Volvo plan hydrogen fuel cell truck production in 2025

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From: kidl5/3/2021 1:08:00 PM
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Ballard, Linamar to co-develop fuel cell powertrains

Ballard Power Systems Inc (C:BLDP)
Shares Issued 297,479,182
Last Close 4/30/2021 $26.84
Monday May 3 2021 - News Release

Also Linamar Corp (C:LNR) News Release

Mr. Guy McAree of Ballard reports

BALLARD AND LINAMAR FORM STRATEGIC ALLIANCE TO DEVELOP FUEL CELL SOLUTIONS FOR LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES

Ballard Power Systems Inc. and Linamar Corp. have formed a strategic alliance for the co-development and sale of fuel cell powertrains and components for Class 1 and 2 vehicles, weighing up to five tons, initially in North America and Europe.

With emission regulations, zero-emission vehicle mandates and low emission zones in-place in many jurisdictions around the world, there is a key imperative to find truly green end-to-end solutions that combine zero-emission operation with zero-emissions fuel sources. Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) are an answer to that challenge.

In particular, there is growing demand for FCEVs that can operate on long duty cycles - without payload compromise - and be rapidly refueled in order to maximize fleet utilization.

In the initial phase of work under a Framework Agreement, a fuel cell powertrain solution will be developed, with Ballard providing the fuel cell subsystem and Linamar providing the rolling chassis, tanks, enclosures, cradles and other balance of plant needs as well as final assembly. Following successful testing of the demonstration platform, Ballard and Linamar contemplate the formation of a joint venture to sell and support powertrains with fuel cell systems and an interchangeable rolling chassis for use in a range of light-duty class 1 and 2 vehicles, including passenger cars, SUV's, light trucks and commercial vans.

"The establishment of this partnership to commercialize solutions for light duty vehicles using Fuel Cell technology is transformative for the future of mobility and combines the global technology leadership of two great Canadian businesses," said Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz, "Our Plug and Play concept will make the evolution from Battery Electric Vehicles to FCEV seamless and drive real change in terms of environmental sustainability."

Randy MacEwen, Ballard President and CEO added, "We are excited to form a strategic alliance with Linamar, a leading global manufacturer of precision products and powertrain system solutions that is leaning into the future of zero-emission mobility. In addition to our existing joint working relationship on the recently announced UPS delivery vans trial in California, we now deepen our collaboration based on a joint vision to provide zero-emission fuel cell powertrains for light-duty vehicles, particularly those that require long range, extended duty cycle and rapid refueling."

About Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems' (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) vision is to deliver fuel cell power for a sustainable planet. Ballard zero-emission PEM fuel cells are enabling electrification of mobility, including buses, commercial trucks, trains, marine vessels, passenger cars and forklift trucks. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.

About Linamar Corporation

About Linamar: Linamar Corporation (TSX:LNR) is an advanced manufacturing company where the intersection of leading-edge technology and deep manufacturing expertise is creating solutions that power vehicles, motion, work and lives for the future. The Company is made up of two operating segments - the Industrial segment and the Transportation segment, both global leaders in manufacturing solutions and world-class developers of highly engineered products. The Industrial segment is comprised of Skyjack and MacDon. Skyjack manufactures scissor, boom and telehandler lifts for the aerial work platform industry. MacDon manufactures combine draper headers and self-propelled windrowers for the agricultural harvesting industry. The Transportation segment is subdivided into three regional groups: North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Within the Transportation segment, the regional groups are vertically integrated operations combining expertise in light metal casting, forging, machining and assembly for both the global electrified and traditionally powered vehicle markets. The Transportation segment products are focused on both components and systems for new energy powertrains, body and chassis, driveline, engine and transmission systems of these vehicles. McLaren Engineering provides design, development, and testing services for the Transportation segment. Linamar has over 26,000 employees in 61 manufacturing locations, 12 R&D centres and 25 sales offices in 17 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia which generated sales of $7.4 billion in 2019. For more information about Linamar Corporation and its industry leading products and services, visit www.linamar.com or follow us on Twitter at @LinamarCorp.

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From: kidl6/22/2021 10:11:22 AM
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Ballard Announces Follow-On Order From New Flyer for Fuel Cell Modules to Power 20 Buses in California

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, BC, June 22, 2021

VANCOUVER, BC, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: BLDP) today announced that it has received a follow-on purchase order from New Flyer ( www.newflyer.com), North America's heavy-duty transit bus leader and Ballard partner, for 20 fuel cell modules to power 20 New Flyer Xcelsior® model Fuel Cell Electric Buses, or FCEBs, planned for deployment with Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) in Oakland, California. Ballard plans to deliver all the modules to New Flyer this year and deployment of the New Flyer buses will bring the total number of Ballard-powered FCEBs operated by AC Transit to 31.



"The orders announced today from New Flyer for 20 fuel cell modules brings the number of New Flyer FCEBs that Ballard is powering in California to 45 and underpins the importance of our long-standing partnership with North America's leading bus manufacturer," said Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer. "The FCEB market is gaining momentum and is expected to continue on a positive growth path in the U.S. and globally. Ballard intends to continue leading with proven and reliable fuel cell products that offer superior total cost of ownership for bus fleet operators along with the benefits of fuel cell buses that deliver route flexibility, rapid refueling and long range zero-emission performance."

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has passed an Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation requiring a growing proportion of buses purchased by transit agencies in the state to be zero-emission. The goal of the ICT regulation is for 100% of all transit buses operating in the state to be zero-emission by 2040. To accomplish this, 25% of buses purchased by California transit agencies must be zero-emission beginning in 2023, rising to 50% by 2026 and 100% by 2029. Ballard is seeing increased market interest from California transit authorities as they move to adopt zero-emission buses in compliance with ICT requirements.

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From: kidl9/7/2021 9:11:26 AM
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Ballard Power Systems and Quantron AG announce a strategic partnership for the development of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, BC and MUNICH, Sept. 7, 2021

The Ballard and QUANTRON strategic partnership will bring several fuel cell electric truck platforms to market Highly efficient Ballard hydrogen fuel cell engines will enhance QUANTRON's electric vehicle design with longer range, fast refuelling, and no compromise on payload Initially QUANTRON will integrate Ballard's latest generation FCmove™ heavy duty fuel cell power modules into its electric truck platforms Initial delivery of QUANTRON fuel cell electric trucks is scheduled for the second half of 2022 in Germany VANCOUVER, BC and MUNICH, Sept. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - The partnership of Ballard, a global leader in fuel cell technologies, and QUANTRON, a global leader in electric vehicle integration is expected to accelerate deployment and market adoption of fuel cell technologies. The combined, complementary expertise of Ballard and QUANTRON enables broader customer access to zero emissions fuel cell electric trucks without compromising on range, payload, vehicle utilization or total cost of ownership.



Initial collaboration will focus on the integration of Ballard's FCmove™ family of heavy-duty fuel cell power modules into QUANTRON's electric drivetrain and vehicles. Fuel cell electric truck platforms currently in development include a 7.5t delivery truck, a 44t heavy duty truck and a municipal waste collection truck.

Initial deployment of fuel cell electric trucks is scheduled for the second half of 2022. In Europe, various government subsidies and incentives will be available to vehicle fleet operators. Specifically, Germany has recently committed to covering up to 80% of conversion costs from internal combustions engines to alternative drives through the e-mobility support program.

Key milestone in acceleration of fuel cell technology adoption for truck applications

Andreas Haller, founder and Chairman of Quantron AG: "This is another important milestone for QUANTRON's global growth. The cooperation with Ballard enables us to bring customised hydrogen commercial vehicles with fuel cell electric drives to the market. Today we embark on a journey of joint development and production of fuel cell electric commercial vehicles"

Robert Campbell, Chief Customer Officer of Ballard Power Systems: "Ballard is looking forward to collaborating with QUANTRON to accelerate the adoption of fuel cell technology for truck applications. The combination of both companies' expertise will deliver high performance hydrogen trucks to respond to the growing demand for zero emission vehicles from fleet operators and unlock new business opportunities for medium and heavy-duty fuel cell trucks in Germany. Ballard is bringing its 8th generation of heavy-duty fuel cell power module experience built upon over 85 million km's of road service from over 3,500 buses and trucks powered by our leading PEM technology today."

Positive impact towards zero emission transport

Heavy duty vehicles have a higher impact on emissions and air pollution in cities than any other vehicle. The critical role of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in the decarbonization of this sector has now been recognized in many European countries' hydrogen strategies. Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are critical to the industry-wide decarbonization effort. The QUANTRON-Ballard collaboration will leverage the synergies between battery electric and fuel cell electric powertrains to enable a greener, faster and more cost effective decarbonization of the transportation

About Quantron AG
Quantron AG is a system provider of clean battery and hydrogen-powered e-mobility for commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and vans. In addition to new electric vehicles, the wide range of services offered by the innovation forge includes the electrification of used and existing vehicles, the creation of individual overall concepts including the appropriate charging infrastructure as well as rental, financing and leasing offers and driver training. Quantron AG also sells batteries and integrated customized electrification concepts to manufacturers of commercial vehicles, machinery and intra-logistics vehicles. The German company from Augsburg in Bavaria is a pioneer and innovation driver for e-mobility in passenger, transport and freight traffic. It has a network of 700 service partners and the comprehensive knowledge of qualified experts in the fields of power electronics and battery technology, through its cooperation with CATL, the world's largest battery producer. Quantron AG, as a high-tech spin-off of the renowned Haller GmbH, combines 138 years of commercial vehicle experience with state-of-the-art e-mobility know-how.

You can find more information at www.quantron.net
Visit the Quantron AG on its social media channels on LinkedIn and YouTube.

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