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Ballard announces $7.7M MEA order from synergy joint venture in China

Ballard received a purchase order for $7.7 million of MEAs for use in manufacturing FCvelocity-9SSL fuel cell stacks

July 3, 2020  by CM Staff

Ballard FCvelocity®-9SSL fuel cell stacks PHOTO: Ballard Power Systems Inc.

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Ballard Power Systems announced on July 3 that it has received a purchase order for $7.7 million of membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) for use in manufacturing FCvelocity-9SSL fuel cell stacks from Guangdong Synergy Ballard Hydrogen Power Co., Ltd., a joint venture in which Ballard holds a 10% ownership interest.

Synergy-Ballard JVCo was established in 2017 between Ballard and Guangdong Nation Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co. Ltd. in the city of Yunfu in China’s Guangdong Province.

MEAs are a critical component of all cells in a fuel cell stack, enabling the chemical process that generates electricity from a combination of hydrogen and oxygen.

“We expect to see high adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles in China as the national and provincial governments increasingly prioritize the decarbonization of mobility with zero-emission solutions,” said Alfred Wong, Ballard managing director – Asia Pacific, in a prepared statement. “Where vehicle use cases require extended range and rapid refueling, we believe Ballard fuel cell technology will offer a compelling value proposition, including high reliability and durability along with competitive total-cost-of-ownership.”

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