Anglo American mining trucks are set to be powered by fuel cells from Ballard Power Systems as part of a demonstration project.
The Canadian hydrogen fuel cell pioneer has received an order for nine of its FCveloCity®-HD 100 kilowatt fuel cell modules from Anglo American’s platinum business.
Eight modules will power a retrofitted Ultra heavy-duty mining truck in a demonstration project during 2020 at one of Anglo American’s mining operations in South Africa. The final module will be maintained as a spare.
Following this, Anglo American expects to deploy similar trucks, each with megawatt scale fuel cell power, at other operations around the world.
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