On July 29, International Mining’s Paul Moore reported on the progress being made to convert a 291-ton diesel haul truck into one of the largest fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) on Earth. In its Interim Results report, Anglo American included photographs of the power module in development at First Mode’s hardware manufacturing facility in Seattle and confirmed that the project is entering its final phase, with testing to begin at the Mogalakwena mine site in South Africa in Q4 2021.

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Anglo American in its just released Interim Results for 2021 has given an update on its FCEV (hydrogen fuel cell-battery hybrid) mining truck project development, which is in its final stages. The results presentation showed an image of the Komatsu 930E 291 t class truck ready for conversion and the mining group said that final testing is underway in the US of the 2 MW hybrid Ballard Power Systems fuel cell and Williams Advanced Engineering battery power module; along with the power electronics. This is all being done at integrator & technology partner First Mode’s Seattle facilities in the US.

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