Fuel Cells: Out of the News But Still in the Future
VANCOUVER, B.C. The buzz quieted more than a decade ago. But John Sheridan, president, chief executive and director of Ballard Power Systems, remembers it fondly . . . and ironically.
Ballard, born in 1979 as Ballard Research and now headquartered in Burnaby near here, had developed a technology destined to change the world. It was a hydrogen fuel cell with a proton-exchange membrane. In practical application, it would trigger a reaction between hydrogen and oxygen to create electricity.
In cars and trucks, hydrogen fuel cells would mean an end to tailpipe pollution as we've come to know and hate it. It would mean less dependence on foreign oil. It would remove the automobile as a negative component in the environmental equation.
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