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Ballard Power Systems

Ballard Power Systems, located in Burnaby, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver, is a company that has been developing, manufacturing, and marketing zero-emission proton[?] exchange membrane fuel cells.

Some of the work performed by Ballard has included commercializing:

  • fuel cell engines for the transportation market
  • electric drives for both fuel cell and battery-powered electric vehicles
  • power conversion products for fuel cell generators
  • microturbines and other distributed generation technologies
  • fuel cell systems for markets that include
    • portable power products; and
    • larger stationary generation products.

Fuel cell technology can be incorporated into automobiles, buses, electrical equipment, portable power and stationary products, to reduce their environmental impact.

Competitors Ballard is not the only company developing fuel cell technology. Competitors in this market include:

  • Plug Power (Nasdaq: PLUG)
  • FuelCell Energy (Nasdaq: FCEL)
  • International Fuel Cells unit of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX)

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