Ballard ties up with Baxi

Fuel cell company Ballard Power Systems Inc. has entered into a three-year supply agreement with micro combined heat and power company Baxi Innotech GmbH.

Under the terms of the agreement, Baxi Innotech is to exclusively purchase Ballard fuel cells through to the end of Phase 2 of the German Callux Project, scheduled to conclude in 2012.

The Callux Project was launched in September 2008 as part of Germany’s national innovation programme for hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The project represents Germany’s largest demonstration project of combined heat and power fuel cell systems for domestic use.

Ballard FCgen 1030 fuel cell product will be integrated into the Baxi 1 kW GAMMA 1.0 natural gas pilot production micro-CHP series.

The supply agreement also provides for joint product development efforts, and lays the groundwork for future collaboration beyond the scope and timing of the current project.

John Sheridan, Ballard president and CEO said: ‘This partnership represents a win-win opportunity for both parties to successfully participate in the Callux project.’