Ballard Power Systems, Chart test Fuel Cell powered by Liquid Hydrogen

Feb. 3, 2022
Liquid hydrogen has significant weight, space and range advantage when compared to gaseous hydrogen. It can double the range and simplify fueling infrastructure for such heavy-duty vehicles, like class-8 trucks, buses, rail, and marine

Fuel cell products firm Ballard Power Systems and Chart Industries have tested a fuel cell powered by liquid hydrogen at Chart’s hydrogen test facility in Minnesota, USA.

The Ballard FCmove-HD fuel cell was used with a Chart liquid onboard hydrogen vehicle fuel system for the test. The testing was undertaken under the heavy-duty hydrogen fuel system joint development MOU, which the two firms signed last year.

The companies say the demonstration confirms that Ballard fuel cells-equipped heavy-duty vehicles will be able to use Chart HLH2 vehicle fuel systems that use liquid hydrogen as a fuel.

Liquid hydrogen has significant weight, space and range advantage when compared to gaseous hydrogen. It can double the range and simplify fueling infrastructure for such heavy-duty vehicles, like class-8 trucks, buses, rail, and marine.

In the coming months, the firm will identify a potential demonstrator for liquid hydrogen road testing, according to the companies.