Ballard supplies Infintium with fuel cell stacks to power material handling equipment for Daimler

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Ballard Power Systems provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in their fuel cell programs. — Photo courtesy Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today congratulates Infintium, Inc. – part of the Dare Group, a public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Infintium; http://www.infintium.com) – on its announcement that the Company is now providing Hydrogen Power Cell fuel cell systems to Daimler (Mercedes-Benz) for use in powering Material Handling equipment at its Vance, Alabama manufacturing facility. Ballard fuel cell stacks are integrated into Infintium's Hydrogen Power Cell systems.

The Daimler equipment being powered by Infintium Hydrogen Power Cell systems include Class 1 and 3 forklift trucks as well as Automated Guided Tuggers (AGTs). Ballard FCgen®-1020ACS air-cooled fuel cell stacks and FCvelocity®-9SSL liquid-cooled fuel cell stacks are integrated into Hydrogen Power Cell systems.   

Thomas Lynch, CEO of Infintium said, "Our Hydrogen Power Cells, with Ballard fuel cell stacks, underwent thousands of operational testing hours. We now have the data to prove that our smart design exceeded Mercedes' desires to achieve greater reliability and higher fuel efficiency than previous fuel cell designs."

Rob Campbell, Ballard Chief Commercial Officer noted, "We are very pleased to be collaborating with Infintium on its fully integrated system for Material Handling applications. Working with our proven fuel cell stacks, Infintium is now supporting forklift trucks and AGTs for Daimler, a world-leading automotive OEM with the highest standards for performance and reliability. Powering Material Handling equipment with fuel cells offers compelling benefits, including improved productivity and facility space optimization."

Ballard FCgen®-1020ACS air-cooled fuel cell stacks feature:

  • Scalable power output from 400 watts to 3.3 kilowatts (kW);
  • Open-cathode stack and self-humidifying MEA, eliminating the need for a humidifier, coolant pump and radiator;
  • Up to 10,000 hour lifetime, depending on the application; and
  • Robust and reliable performance.

Ballard FCvelocity®-9SSL liquid-cooled fuel cell stacks feature:

  • Scalable power output from 4-to-21kW;
  • High durability;
  • Ability to withstand rugged operating conditions;
  • Fast, dynamic response; and
  • Lifetime in excess of 20,000 hours, depending on the application.

About Infintium, Inc.

Infintium, Inc. is an original designer and manufacturer of the next generation of zero-emission Hydrogen Power Cells for motive applications. Infintium is revolutionizing what hydrogen power can achieve in material handling applications. The Company has introduced the industry's first 'data recorder' that mimics the characteristics of flight recorders in the airline industry. Our sensor fusion design collects hundreds of data points per second, providing a virtual replay of the truck's performance over any given period of time. Our on-board health monitoring system delivers increased reliability and efficiency for the next generation of material handling demands.

Infintium is part of the Dare Group, a public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, with worldwide headquarters located in Shanghai, China. Dare has over 5,200 employees worldwide, with eighteen factories and seven R&D facilities located in ten countries spanning North America, Europe and Asia.

About Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) provides clean energy products that reduce customer costs and risks, and helps customers solve difficult technical and business challenges in their fuel cell programs. To learn more about Ballard, please visit www.ballard.com.

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