The Global Fuel Cell Challenge:
The multiplicity of viable fuel cell applications, breadth of developed and developing technologies and widely varying regional market conditions have created global partnerships among entities with complementary attributes. Although it may seem that domestic liaisons among culturally similar players spawned from fertile academia centric industry clusters should provide the clearest route to success in this struggling industry, it is the intercontinental groupings which are showing the most potential and creating the most buzz. Vertically integrated multi-national partnerships create compelling products.
Global stationary markets in perspective:
• Critical Backup: While Dantherm Power continues pre-commercial demonstration installations with its domestic stack partners, it has chosen Ballard stacks as the basis for its entry into the critical backup market. Ballard Power was already enjoying success with Japanese manufacturer, Ebara. The globally most promising fuel cell stack project involves stack developer IdaTech employing a new technology Ballard stack to secure a large order from India-based system integrator ACME Tele Power Ltd. The other American stack developers in this now [...]
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