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.

Ballard’s new FCgen®-LCS smaller

 

Fcgen-LCSFCgen®-LCS is the result of Ballard 30 years’ experience in fuel cell stack modeling and design; latest innovations from our automotive programs, catalyst and MEA R&D activities and field data collected over 13 million km on the road.

The next generation of Ballard heavy duty liquid cooled stacks is designed to deliver long term performance and low total  life cycle cost thanks to the combination of:

  • Durable MEA
  • Reusable low cost carbon plates
  • Compact stack design
  • Optimized operating conditions

The FCgen®-LCS will be integrated in the Next Generation of Ballard HD power modules products which will be commercialized from 2019

 

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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