July 17, 2018 | FuelCellsWorks
VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA and ALTOONA, PA, USA -- Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that El Dorado National fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), powered by Ballard FCveloCity®-HD modules, have successfully completed rigorous testing at The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center under a program established by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Furthermore, El Dorado National FCEBs are now eligible for a $300,000 voucher incentive under the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and HVIP are focused on accelerating the purchase of cleaner, more efficient trucks and buses in California.
July 12, 2018 | Times Union
Latham-based Plug Power is one of the companies that would benefit if Amazon moves forward with plans to build a massive distribution center in Schodack. Plans for the $100 million project show that the facility will use forklift trucks that use Plug Power's hydrogen-powered fuel cells. Just over a year ago, Plug Power signed a $600 million deal with Amazon to supply the company with fuel cells for the forklift trucks at its facilities. Amazon also received warrants to purchase a stake in Plug Power over time. The deal was expected to generate $70 million in revenue for Plug Power in 2017 alone.
July 2, 2018 | WSHU
The old Stanley, Black & Decker factories in downtown New Britain, Connecticut, are getting a green makeover into a high-speed data processing center. Governor Malloy visited the site of the future Energy and Innovation Park on Monday. “We’re going to have thousands of jobs on this site in the not so distant future,” Malloy said. Stanley, Black & Decker officials say data storage needs will quintuple in the next five years and this facility will help house that data. Malloy says the renovation will transform the former manufacturing site into a $1 billion energy efficient facility that will also house 44 fuel cells. Those are clean energy batteries the size of semi-trucks.
June 25, 2108 | Nexceris Press Release
Kyle Shen and Randall Stacy have acquired a majority interest in Nexceris, LLC. Mr. Shen and Mr. Stacy are committed to maintaining Nexceris’ technical excellence and innovation in the energy and environmental markets, while accelerating its product development efforts. Nexceris Co-founders William Dawson and Scott Swartz both retain minority ownership positions and remain actively involved in the company going forward. Founders William Dawson (former CEO) and Scott Swartz (CTO) are excited about the change. Mr. Dawson explains, “Nexceris is entering a new era of commercial growth that will be led by our new owners. They bring resources to bear that will accelerate our growth, and Scott and I are looking forward to helping Nexceris continue on its journey.”