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Over two years ago, we first learned the British Columbia Transit was planning to acquire 20 fuel cell-powered buses for use in the Whistler area ahead of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The first of those buses was recently delivered to the transit company with the rest arriving over the coming weeks and months. The 20 bus-fleet will be the single largest deployment of hydrogen-fueled buses in the world. The buses are built on chassis supplied by ISE Corporation and use fuel cell stacks supplied by B

Ballard Power Systems recently closed the deal with Daimler and Ford to sell off their automotive fuel cell business, but that doesn't mean they are abandoning the technology. Along with fuel cells for stationary power applications and material handling equipment, they are still working on buses. The Canadian company just announced a new five-year deal with New Flyer Industries to supply fuel cell stacks for shuttle buses. The shuttle buses are usually less than 32 feet long and are used for app