BAE Systems has joined the Transportation Department’s $13.6 million initiative to develop hydrogen fuel with the goal of marketing fuel cells to the transportation sector, Hydrogen Fuel News reported Monday.
DOT will distribute funding for eight hydrogen fuel projects and BAE will serve as a manufacturing partner of Ballard Power Systems, SunLife Transit Authority and ElDorado National.
BAE will build hydrogen-powered buses at its New York-based HybriDrive Solutions facility for use in the department’s initiative to commercialize hydrogen fuel in public utility vehicles, the report says.
The BAE team will work to test the hydrogen fuel cells for application on buses, Hydrogen Fuel News reports.
The company will also use a technology developed by its partner Ballard Power Systems for the initiative, according to the publication.