The Government of Canada has initiated a series of university-industry partnerships which includes a project to further develop fuel cell technology for buses. Through the Automotive Partnership Canada (APC), in conjunction with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), $85 million is available for a range of projects aimed at enhancing the Canadian automotive industry.

APC and NSERC are providing $4.05 million to project partners Simon Fraser University and Ballard Power Systems to develop the next generation of fuel cell buses. The project aims to increase overall stack durability and lifetime without negatively impacting the cost or performance of the buses.

Source: Fuel Cell Today