Ballard celebrates 40th anniversary

Ballard Power Systems is celebrating its 40th anniversary since the company’s founding in 1979.

Ballard Power Systems was founded in Vancouver, Canada, by Geoffrey Ballard, Keith Prater and Paul Howard to conduct research and development of high-energy lithium batteries.

Four years later, proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells became a primary focus for the company and Ballard has since established itself as a leader in the PEM fuel cell industry.

“It takes time for new technologies to really manifest themselves into practical use. So, I say to the doubters: we need the benefits of hydrogen,” said Paul Howard, Co-Founder of Ballard Power Systems.

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