Fuel Cell Line

Key Advantages of Ballard's Fuel Cell Stack Products:

Proprietary MEA

  • Over 35 years of product development, Ballard has refined the membrane electrode assembly, a core component of our fuel cell stack products.

System Integration Support

  • Our Applications Engineering team is available to ensure customer success through the entire system design and integration process.

Volume Manufacturing

  • Automated and continuous manufacturing processes ensure high quality, low cost production to meet customer demand.

Tier 1 Customers

  • Our extensive collaborations with Tier 1 automotive manufacturers have driven enhanced product durability and performance while rapidly reducing product costs.

Purpose Built Designs

  • A choice of air-cooled or liquid-cooled fuel cell stacks ensures purpose-built designs optimized to suit your power application.

Proven Durability

  • Ballard’s commercial fuel cell stacks are fully validated, with more than 320MW of products deployed with customers around the world.
 
Liquid-Cooled Fuel Cell Stacks

FCvelocity_9SSL

 

Ballard’s liquid-cooled FCvelocity®–9SSL fuel cell stack is designed to meet the durability requirements of motive power applications with demanding drive cycles. A derivative of our work in automotive fuel cell technology, the FCvelocity®–9SSL product offers excellent reliability and impressive power density.

Key Features:

  • Scalable power output from 4kW to 21kW9SSL 2017 cropped single with pen
  • Liquid cooled system enables high durability
  • Designed to withstand rugged operating conditions
  • Features fast, dynamic response
  • Greater than 20,000 hour lifetime, depending on application

The FCvelocity®-9SSL fuel cell stack is integrated into Ballard’s FCveloCity® motive module to power transit buses and light rail vehicles. The FCvelocity®-9SSL fuel cell stack is also widely deployed in Plug Power’s line of GenDrive® fuel cell systems for electric lift trucks.

Air-Cooled Fuel Cell Stacks

FCgen_1020ACS

 

Featuring dynamic response, robust and reliable operation and an architecture that enables simplified system design, Ballard’s FCgen®-1020ACS air-cooled fuel cell stacks are suitable for a wide variety of low power applications and hybrid system designs.

Key Features:

  • Scalable power output from 400W to 3.3kW
  • Ballard_FCgen-1020_White_ForegroundOpen-cathode stack and self-humidifying MEA eliminates humidifier, coolant pump & radiator
  • Up to 10,000 hour lifetime, depending on application
  • Robust and reliable performance

The FCgen®-1020ACS fuel cell stack is widely deployed through integration into Ballard’s FCgen®-H2PM direct hydrogen backup power systems, as well as Plug Power’s line of GenDrive® fuel cell systems for electric lift trucks.


FCGen Micro Logo

 

Ballard offers a highly versatile, hydrogen-fueled, low power fuel cell stack prototype, the FCgen®- micro. Ballard’s fuel cell stacks are supplied to system integrators and original equipment manufacturers for integration into end-user products. The FCgen®-micro is designed for portable and recreational applications.

Also available is the FCgen®- micro (NPMC), which contains a non-precious metal catalyst (NPMC), a variant of Ballard’s platinum-based FCgen®-micro, offering both cost savings and improved tolerance to 

common airborne contaminants such as SOx (sulfur oxides).

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Key Features:

  • Rated power of 30W
  • Compact stack design
  • Open-cathode stack eliminates humidifier, coolant pump & radiator
  • Available in both platinum or non-precious metal catalyst based cathode design
  • Produces clean DC power


Prototype units are ready for limited customer evaluation in applications where product size, durability and power density are key considerations. The FCgen®-micro fuel cell stack is especially suitable for ultralight-weight applications such as laptop and cell phone chargers, and military soldier power devices.

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