Ballard on October 29, 2019 announced the commissioning of Phase 1 of the Gaoming Tram Project in Foshan City,  the world’s first commercial fuel cell-powered tram operation. Ballard Power Systems’ FCveloCityTM fuel cell modules will power 5 trams manufactured by CRRC – the world’s largest manufacturer of trains – that will be used on the new Gaoming tram line. Phase 1 of the Gaoming Tram Project, which has been under construction for approximately 30 months, is 6.5 kilometers (4.0 miles) long and has 10 stations.

To boost the use of hydrogen economically South Korea on October 31, 2019  announced plans to cut the production costs of hydrogen to about a third of current costs by 2040 naar: the road map — outlined at the latest science-technology ministerial meeting in Seoul — calls for lowering the cost of making a kilogram of hydrogen to around 3,000 won (US$2.60) in 2040, the Ministry of Science and ICT said. South Korea  will increase the number of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to about 80,000 units by 2022 as part of a broader effort to boost the hydrogen economy.

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