CP expands hyrdogen train project with Ballard

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Canadian Pacific Railway has increased its order of fuel cells to expand its hydrogen locomotive program. CP has requested eight additional 200 kW fuel cell modules from Vancouver-based Ballard Power to support the expansion of the railway’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program from one to three locomotives, with expected delivery in 2022. CP intends to refine the process of converting diesel-electric powertrains to hydrogen-electric powertrains over a series of three categories of locomotives which collectively represent the majority of locomotives in use throughout North America. Ballard’s hydrogen power modules are used in the UK’s first full-sized train refurbished with hydrogen power. It has also partnered with companies, including German industrial conglomerate Siemens on hydrogen rail projects in Europe and Asia.

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