Hydrogen Research Institute - UQTR http://irh.uqtr.ca/
3351 Boulevard des Forges, P.O. Box 500
Trois-Rivières, QC G9A 5H7
The Hydrogen Research Institute (HRI) of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) was established in 1994. It is one of Canada's leading institutions in hydrogen research. Our mission is to advance science and technology for the establishment of a sustainable energy system using hydrogen particularly in the field of storage, safety and use. The Hydrogen Research Institute is a multidisciplinary team of over 50 people having at its disposal state of the art equipment and laboratories.
The Institute is committed to excellence in research and development, to the training of highly qualified personnel and to establish strong partnerships with hydrogen stakeholders including industry, governments, academia, national and international institutions.
The research and development activities carried out at HRI extend from material science to system development and technology demonstration. The Institute is particularly interested in the development of advanced materials to address the technical gaps needed for commercially competitive hydrogen energy systems, in performing fluid dynamics simulations of hydrogen releases for safety, as well as the safety and lifetime analysis of new materials and hydrogen energy systems.
Lambton College http://www.lambton.on.ca/
1457 London Road
Sarnia, ON N7S 6K4
Dean, Applied Research, Business Development & Innovation
Phone: 519-542-7751 x3229
Novel energy technologies and systems are closely associated with the current global energy challenges and future energy security and solutions. The research at Lambton College has focused on two distinctive, but highly coupled areas: fuel cell development & hybrid energy systems and green & sustainable hydrogen production technologies.
Fuel cell research efforts concentrate on development, design, fabrication and characterization of different components of PEMFCs and DMFCs, with emphasis on development of highly efficient electrocatalyst layers using unconventional deposition methods, including pulse current electrodeposition. The research activities on hydrogen production involve two novel yet practical pathways to generate hydrogen in cost-effective and environmentally benign manners without relying on fossil-based fuels. One pathway involves the utilization of titania nanotubes and the other employs microalgae and especially-designed photo-bioreactors to generate hydrogen.
One of the major challenges with both systems is the diffusion of light beams inside the photo-bioreactor to reach titania nanotubes or microalgae without significant loss of intensity. Therefore, the need for a new class of reactors with high efficiency is evident. Additionally, the widespread deployment of such systems has been impaired by the wide band-gap of pure titania requiring ultraviolet irradiation for titania nanotubes and the inhibiting nature of photosynthetic oxygen evolution in biophotolysis-based hydrogen production. Work is currently underway to address such issues, supported by various government agencies and industrial partners.
Work is also being carried out on hybrid energy systems (i.e.; wind, PV, electrolysis and fuel cells) to develop and commercialize a “power conditioning and energy management system” that addresses intermittency issues of electricity generated by renewable energy sources (RES) with the aim of maximizing the usable energy output from these sources (e.g., wind and solar PV). Hydrogen generated via electrolysis and photolysis is used as the energy storage medium to effectively address grid destabilization issues associated with RES.
There are currently about 10 students working on various aspects of the above projects and it is anticipated that student involvement will see a significant increase every year, reaching around 50 by 2015.
Queen's - RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre http://www.fcrc.ca/
Queen's Innovation Park, 945 Princess Street, Second Floor
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Dr. Brant A. Peppley
Phone: 613 547-6700 x115
Fax: 613 533-3247
The Queen's-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (FCRC) is Canada's leading university-based research and development organization in partnership with industry dedicated to advancing the knowledge base for addressing the key technology challenges to the commercialisation of fuel cell applications.
Objective: to improve performance, reliability, and durability while reducing the cost of fuel cell components and systems through innovations in materials, design, and manufacturing processes.
fuel processing, hydrogen production and storage
advanced modeling and design analysis tools
manufacturing processes and production economics
materials and component performance, reliability, durability
Red River College http://www.rrc.mb.ca/
C5-06, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Ray Hoemsen, M.Sc. P.Eng.
Director, Applied Research
Fostering Innovation through Collaboration
Since its inception in 2004, AR&C has attracted over $25 million in
capital investment to the College, which has helped to support over 50 research
partnerships. These investments in research facilities and equipment have been
matched with the human resources required to effectively serve the applied
research needs of the region and its industry. With industry support, RRC has
established, or is in the process of establishing the following applied research
ATEC: Advanced Transportation and Energy Centre
CARSI: Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure
CATT: Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training
CNDI: Centre for Non-Destructive Inspection
EVTEC: Electric Vehicle Technology and Education Centre
PGI: Paterson GlobalFoods Institute
AR&C is your gateway to the vast base of knowledge, capabilities,
facilities, and industry networks that reside at Manitoba’s most comprehensive
institute of applied learning. Also, we are always seeking out and evaluating
new opportunities to collaborate with industry on applied research projects.
Solving today’s industry problems, training tomorrow’s industry leaders
Red River College (RRC) is a Canadian college leader in applied research and
commercialization. AR&C is the engine that drives this capacity for
innovation by matching industry problems and needs with College expertise,
resources, capabilities, and facilities. This coordinated effort delivers
practical solutions and innovation to industry, while enriching the experiences
of student, faculty, and staff.
Applied Research Priorities
Based on existing expertise, resources, facilities and regional
socio-economic demand, AR&C has identified the following research
1. Advanced Manufacturing and Design
2. Advanced Transportation and Energy
3. Human Care Services
4. Biotechnology and Life Sciences
5. Information and Communications Technology and Digital Multimedia
6. Sustainable Infrastructure Technology
Manitoba’s Applied Research Resource
In addition to acting as the portal through which external partners may plug
into RRC, AR&C is also the College’s “One-Stop Shop” for:
Applied research proposal development and assistance
Coordination and facilitation of industry-focused applied research
Identification and assessment of applied research opportunities and the resulting knowledge and innovations
Intellectual property management
Knowledge/technology transfer and commercialization
Management and administration of applied research grants and contracts Networking, business development, and external relations
Start-up and operation of applied research pilot projects
Simon Fraser University www.sfu.ca/vpresearch
Professor, Joint Affiliation with the NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation
8888 University Drive, Room 3200
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Dr. Steven Holdcroft
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University (SFU) has expertise in fuel cell chemistry, materials science, engineering and modeling.
Fuel Cell Materials and Polymers for Macromolecular Electronics
The common theme of this research program is electroactive organic materials and polymer films. The program bridges polymer synthesis, materials science, organic electronics and electrochemistry. Our strategy is to understand how the structure and morphology of polymers and organic materials affects electrical, electrochemical, and optical properties. We use this information to synthesize and study new materials onto which specific properties are conferred.
One theme concerns the polymer science and electrochemistry of proton exchange membrane fuel cells. Fuel cells are akin to batteries in which the reagents are continually fed to electrodes. When the fuel and oxidant are hydrogen and oxygen, respectively, the product is water and electricity. The fuel cell generates electricity as long as reagents continue to flow to the electrodes. The program involves aspects of monomer design and polymerization, solution and solid-state characterization of polymers, the study of proton and water mobility, investigations of solid state electrochemistry in polymeric media, the electrochemistry of gas diffusion electrodes, and fuel cell studies.
Another theme concerns optical properties of pi -conjugated polymer films . The goal is to understand relationships between structure and function. This is part of our program that contributes to a science: macromolecular electronics - a science that bridges molecular electronics and conventional microelectronics. Areas of specific interest include electroluminescent polymers, organic photovoltaics, and micropatterning of conjugated polymers.
University of British Columbia - Clean Energy Research Centre http://www.cerc.ubc.ca/
2360 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3
Dr. David Wilkinson
The Clean Energy Research Centre's (CERC) multi-disciplinary approach is dedicated to developing knowledge and solutions that will reduce the environmental impact of the use of energy and ensuring sustainability of energy supply and use.
CERC has existed in UBC’s Faculty of Applied Science since 2000 but was officially opened in 2006 with the completion of a physical laboratory wing. Initially, CERC primarily involved researchers from the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, with some participation also from Materials Engineering and Electrical and Computing Engineering. However, CERC involvement has been expanded to include a boarder range of members representing all departments within Applied Science and other faculty departments active in energy research at UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan. Currently there are over 60 faculty members and 200 graduate students participating actively in CERC activities. We welcome collaboration with industry, academic institutions and governmental bodies, inside and outside Canada.
CERC provides state-of-the-art research facilities in a recently-completed building for the investigation of clean energy problems and the development of environmentally-friendly solutions. Many of these facilities are unique. At the same time, CERC research affiliates are actively pursuing clean-energy-related projects in several other buildings on the UBC campus. CERC promotes excellent research by means of collaborative research projects, seminars, shared equipment, courses and other means.
Undertake world-class research which will enable sustainable clean energy for British Columbia, Canada and the world.
Collaboration, environmental stewardship, excellence in research, innovation, integrity, mentorship,
relevance to the world in which we live.
University Of Toronto http://www.mie.utoronto.ca/
5 King's College Road
Toronto, ON M5S 3G8
Waterloo University http://www.mme.uwaterloo.ca/
20/20 Laboratory for Fuel Cells and Green Energy Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Phone: 519-888-4567 x36843
The 20/20 Laboratory for Fuel Cells and Green Energy at the University of Waterloo aims to develop and promote green energy systems that strive for sustainable environmental, social and economic performance. The Laboratory accomplishes its mission through conducting original research to develop and promote technologies for diversified and localized energy systems, clean energy alternatives, sustainable development and energy security.Our main research activities in fuel cells include · Modeling and simulation for improved fundamental understanding; · Development of key component materials; and· Innovative design and manufacturing.
In addition, the Laboratory also conducts original research in the areas of energy systems (e.g., evolution, design and analysis), green energy resources (such as wind energy potential assessment), green energy conversion devices other than fuel cells, energy conservation and management, energy storage, etc.
Whole Win (Beijing) Materials Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd http://http//www.bjhaoyun.com/
Whole Win (Beijing) Materials Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd., founded in 2000, is a high-tech enterprise registered in Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park in Beijing, China. The company focuses on the research, development, and industrialization of new energy conversion materials. Specifically, the company specializes in the research and manufacture of related products used for preparation or storage of hydrogen and application of hydride, energy conversion materials, and new-type batteries such as nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries, lithium ion batteries and fuel cell. Its possession of numerous national patents and independent intellectual property rights makes the company at the forefront of Asian hydrogen and fuel cell R&D. You can visit the company's website at:
Yongguo Zhu (Technical department)
Phone: +86-62316766, ext. 112
Wendy Wen (Sales department)
Phone: +86-62316766, ext. 102