Ballard Receives Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Award

VANCOUVER, Nov. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP) (TSX: 
BLD) today announced it is a 2012 recipient of the Deloitte Technology 
Green™ 15 Award, designed to showcase Canadian companies that are creating 
economically viable intellectual property in the field of green technology. 
"The Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Award winners deliver innovative 
solutions that promote an efficient use of the earth's resources," said 
Richard Lee, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry 
Group, Deloitte. "Ballard Power Systems is an outstanding example of a company 
that is creating technology solutions that reduce environmental impacts while 
improving operational performance and productivity." 
Ballard's clean energy fuel cell products enable optimized power systems for a 
range of stationary and motive applications - including communications backup 
power, material handling, distributed generation and bus applications. 
"To displace incumbent technologies, new clean energy product solutions must 
deliver against both the economic and environmental bottom line," said John 
Sheridan, President and CEO of Ballard Power Systems. "Now, within our 
commercial stage market segments of communications backup power and material 
handling, end-users are experiencing a compelling return on investment." 
Fuel cells are an electricity generation device that converts hydrogen - the 
world's most abundant element - into electricity, through a chemical reaction. 
Fuel cells are clean, quiet, efficient, and scalable, thereby permitting 
versatile energy production across a range of power needs. More than 150 
megawatts of Ballard's fuel cell products have been deployed commercially 
across the globe in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Central America. 
About the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ - The Technology Green 15™ 
recognizes Canada's leading GreenTech companies. GreenTech, the industry term 
for "green technologies", is taking on greater importance in the world in 
general, and the world of business in particular. It includes any technology 
that promotes a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in 
industrial production and consumption. GreenTech products and services are 
designed to reduce or eliminate environmental impacts and improve operational 
performance, productivity, or efficiency while reducing costs, inputs, energy 
consumption, waste, or pollution. Although many companies within GreenTech 
industry sectors are very different, they share a common trait: all use new, 
innovative technology to create products and services that compete with 
existing products and services on price and performance while reducing impact 
on the environment. 
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ - The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ 
program is Canada's pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating 
business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four 
distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, 
Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business 
less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology 
Fast 50™ candidate,) Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate 
technological leadership in four industry subcategories: 
hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging 
technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Awards (Canada's leading 
GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the 
earth's resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors 
include Deloitte, Gowlings, Wellington Financial, TMX Group, HUB International 
HKMB, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS and IGLOO Software. For 
further information, visit 
About Ballard Power Systems
Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD) (NASDAQ: BLDP) provides clean energy fuel 
cell products enabling optimized power systems for a range of applications. 
Products deliver incomparable performance, durability and versatility. To 
learn more about Ballard, please visit 
This release contains forward-looking statements, related to the environmental 
impact, operational performance and value proposition of our products to our 
customers, which are provided to enable external stakeholders to understand 
Ballard's expectations as at the date of this release and may not be 
appropriate for other purposes. These forward-looking statements are based 
on the beliefs and assumptions of Ballard's management and reflect Ballard's 
current expectations as contemplated under section 27A of the Securities Act 
of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 
as amended. Such assumptions relate to Ballard's financial forecasts and 
expectations regarding its product development efforts, manufacturing 
capacity, and market demand, and include matters such as generating new sales, 
producing, delivering and selling the expected number of units, and 
controlling its costs. 
These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause Ballard's 
actual results to be materially different, including, without limitation, the 
condition of the global economy, the rate of mass adoption of its products, 
product development delays, changing environmental regulations, its ability to 
attract and retain business partners and customers, its access to funding, 
increased competition, its ability to protect its intellectual property, 
changes in its customers' requirements, foreign exchange impacts on its net 
monetary assets and its ability to provide the capital required for product 
development, operations and marketing. For a detailed discussion of these risk 
factors and other risk factors that could affect Ballard's future performance, 
please refer to Ballard's most recent Annual Information Form. 
Readers should not place undue reliance on Ballard's forward-looking 
statements and Ballard assumes no obligation to update or release any 
revisions to these forward looking statements, other than as required under 
applicable legislation. 
Guy McAree, +1.604.412.7919, 
SOURCE: Ballard Power Systems Inc. 
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