BALLARD SHIPS 250-KILOWATT FUEL CELL POWER GENRARTOR.Ballard Power Systems Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD, NASDAQ: BLDP), located in Burnaby, British Columbia -- a suburb of Vancouver -- is a company that designs, develops, and manufactures zero emission proton-exchange-membrane fuel cells. (Nasdaq:BLDP BLDP Ballard Power Systems (stock symbol) )(TSE See Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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BLD Below Limit of Detection .), Vancouver, B.C., has announced that its subsidiary Ballard Generation Systems (BGS) has shipped its fifth 250-kilowatt stationary fuel cell power generator for field testing through its associated company EBARA BALLARD to EBARA Corporation for use at the Nishimachi Sewage Treatment Centre in Tomakomai, Japan.
"This will be the first use of waste gas from an anaerobic anaerobic /an·aer·o·bic/ (an?ah-ro´bik)
1. lacking molecular oxygen.
2. growing, living, or occurring in the absence of molecular oxygen; pertaining to an anaerobe. digestor as fuel in a proton exchange membrane A proton exchange membrane (PEM) is a semipermeable membrane generally made from ionomers and designed to conduct protons while being impermeable to gases such as oxygen or hydrogen. (PEM) fuel cell system," said Jim Kirsch, president of Ballard Generation Systems. "Anaerobic digestor gas (ADG ADG
average daily gain.
ADG Ambulatory diagnostic group ) contains methane that will be processed using the reforming technology used in Ballard's natural gas-fuelled 250-kilowatt field trial units."
BGS is preparing an additional four 250-kilowatt units for shipment to customers' field trial locations in 2001 and early 2002.
EBARA BALLARD is a jointly held company of EBARA Corporation of Japan and Ballard Generation Systems with a mandate to supply Ballard Generation Systems fuel cell power generators incorporating the BALLARD(R) fuel cell to customers in Japan.
EBARA Corporation is globally recognized as a major developer, manufacturer and distributor of fluid machinery and systems, precision machinery and environmental engineering systems and as a leader in zero-emission energy technology.
Ballard Generation Systems was formed to commercialize PEM fuel cell stationary power generators that use the BALLARD(R) fuel cell. In addition to Ballard Power Systems, its shareholders include GPU Inc. of New Jersey, ALSTOM France S.A., and EBARA Corporation of Japan.
Ballard Power Systems is recognized as the world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing zero-emission proton exchange membrane fuel cells for use in transportation, electricity generation and portable power products. Ballard Power Systems' proprietary fuel cell technology is enabling automobile, electrical equipment and portable power product manufacturers to develop environmentally clean products for sale. The fundamental component of these end-user products is the BALLARD(R) fuel cell that combines hydrogen (which can be obtained from methanol, natural gas, petroleum or renewable sources) and oxygen (from air) without combustion to generate electricity. Ballard is partnering with strong, world-leading companies, including DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GPU, ALSTOM and EBARA, to commercialize BALLARD(R) fuel cells. Ballard has also supplied fuel cells to Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen, Yamaha, Cinergy, Coleman Powermate and Matsushita Electric Works Matshushita Electric Works (MEW), Ltd. can trace its beginnings to a company that was founded in 1918 by Konosuke Matsushita. Matshushita began making the flashlight components for bicyles, then progressed to making lighting fixtures. , among others.
Ballard's Common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE)
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