Hot on the heels of construction to build a centre of excellence dedicated to fuel cell marine applications in Hobro, Denmark, Ballard Power Systems Europe is expanding again. Work is currently underway at the same site to extend Ballard’s existing facilities by around 470m2, and the new extension has been described as an “important step in the company’s focus on the European market” – a market which has resulted in significant growth and the creation of more jobs in recent years.
“Europe is a strategic market for Ballard,” Nina Caroline Hjorth, Director of Strategy & Market Development at Ballard Power Systems Europe, said. “It has strong drivers to support the development of our technology. And Europe is shifting away from fossil fuel-powered vehicles in general towards zero-emission transportation. That’s why it’s an obvious place to be focusing for company like us.”
“We see increased incentives and government funding also supporting this transition and the growth of our industry. As one of Europe’s leading fuel cell companies, our investments in our facilities are important steps towards strengthening not only our European commitment, but also to foster active collaboration with the European hydrogen and fuel cell ecosystem.”
Heavy-duty mobility focus
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems – the gold standard for fuel cell technology leadership and performance for many years – since 2007, Ballard Power Systems Europe is, in a nutshell, a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell products designer and manufacturer.
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