Ballard Power Systems has announced that its subsidiary Ballard Generation Systems has signed a two-year agreement with Osaka Gas.Toronto, Ontario, Canada – July 19, 2002 [SolarAccess.com] Ballard Power Systems has announced that its subsidiary Ballard Generation Systems has signed a two-year agreement with Osaka Gas, EBARA BALLARD and EBARA Corporation to develop a 1 kW cogeneration stationary Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell system, comprised of a Ballard fuel cell and an EBARA BALLARD system using Osaka Gas’ fuel processing technology, for the Japanese residential market. Ballard Generation Systems and EBARA BALLARD also signed a License Agreement to use Osaka Gas’ fuel processing technology worldwide for PEM fuel cell systems that are 10 kW or less. “This advanced relationship shows our progress towards the goal of commercializing residential fuel cell power generation technology in a number of markets in Japan,” said Mike Murry, Ballard’s Vice-President and General Manager, Power Generation Division. “Ballard’s work with Osaka Gas complements our other development activities in Japan and expands our exposure in that market. It also allows us access to Osaka Gas’ world class fuel processing technology.” EBARA BALLARD is a jointly held company of EBARA Corporation and Ballard Generation Systems with a mandate to supply fuel cell power generators incorporating Ballard fuel cells to customers in Japan.