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Fuel Cell Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Feasibility Study

posted on 7:00 PM, July 6, 2016

Project Leader: Jeff Grant

The significance of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from airports and air travel is growing to meet increasing demand for air services. An important but often neglected component of the carbon footprint associated with air travel is from the myriad of specially designed “off road” ground support equipment (GSE). Ballard Power Systems, BAE Systems and Setton Consulting Group are conducting a technical and commercial feasibility study on bringing fuel cell-battery hybrid drive GSE to market to serve airlines and ground handlers. If shown to be feasible, this product would not only bring new ancillary benefits to GSE such as zero-emission operations, positional tracking and predictive maintenance capabilities, but would also provide a means of introducing fuel cells to an airside environment interfacing directly with aircraft.

Read the final report.

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The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

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