ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LTD. http://www.aecl.ca/
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Chalk River Laboratories
Chalk River, ON K0J 1J0
Dr. Sam Suppiah
Phone: 604.584.3311 EXT. 43269
AECL is committed to supporting its Canadian and international customers in all aspects of nuclear power technology management. We provide on-site expertise, closely supported by our nuclear science laboratories, testing capability and engineering facilities. CANDU reactors supply about 16% of Canada’s electricity and are an important component of clean-air energy programs on four continents. For over 50 years AECL has been safely and passionately developing peaceful and productive applications of nuclear energy.
AECL is widely recognized around the world for its CANDU technology and expertise in separating hydrogen isotopes for heavy water production and tritium removal. This expertise is now being successfully applied in the evolution of nuclear energy’s role in hydrogen production through:
• Conventional electrolysis of water using off-peak capacity,
• High-temperature electrolysis of steam using nuclear heat and electricity, and
• High-temperature thermochemical production processes using nuclear heat and electricity.
For the development of new hydrogen production processes, AECL is the technical participant for Canada on the Hydrogen Production Project Management Board at the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). AECL’s collaborations with Canadian universities and laboratories have placed Canada as the world leader in the development of the Copper-Chlorine thermochemical cycle for hydrogen production. This cycle is ideally suited for integration with solar power or the Canadian Super-Critical Water Reactor (SCWR), being developed as the next generation nuclear reactor. Other spin-out applications of catalyst technologies include high performance fuel cell catalysts and Passive Autocatalytic Recombiners (PARs) for hydrogen mitigation in nuclear and non-nuclear environments. AECL is also advancing the current PEM and Alkaline electrolysis technologies for medium and large-scale production of hydrogen through many partnerships with Canadian industry.
AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. http://www.afcc-auto.com/
Corporate Development Manager
AFCC Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. , ("AFCC"), the fuel cell center of excellence for Daimler and Ford Motor Company, is developing next-generation technology for zero-emission automobiles.
A world leader in fuel cell stack development, AFCC is a joint-venture among Daimler and Ford Motor Company. AFCC also works closely with fuel cell systems developer NuCellSys GmbH and Daimler's fuel cell stack manufacturing group at Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cells, co-located with AFCC in Burnaby, BC.
As another major step to commercialization of fuel cell vehicles, Nissan has joined Daimler and Ford in a joint fuel cell program centered in Burnaby. Within the Alliance, AFCC is responsible for the research, product development, and a successful product launch of reliable and high-performance fuel cell stacks.
By providing the best balance of cost, performance, robustness and durability available, AFCC's goal is to make the automotive fuel cell an affordable and reliable zero-emission solution in the 2015 timeframe.
Ballard Power Systems http://www.ballard.com/
9000 Glenlyon Parkway
Burnaby, BC V5J 5J8
Ballard Power Systems is recognized as a world leader in clean energy hydrogen fuel cell products. Ballard’s products deliver tangible improvements over incumbent technologies across a range of stationary power and motive power applications.
We are actively putting fuel cells to work in high-value commercial uses every day. In fact, Ballard has designed and shipped close to 150 MW of hydrogen fuel cell technology to date.
Current Business Focus
Ballard has a multi-market growth focus in fuel cell products. This drives greater revenue and margin potential, while lowering risk for all stakeholders. Fuel cell applications are expected to broaden in the mid-term, although our focus today remains sharply on commercial opportunities in backup power, distributed generation, material handling and bus applications.
Products & Services
Fuel cells provide a highly reliable and cost-competitive power source for backup power in wireless telecom networks worldwide.
Fuel cells take advantage of by-product hydrogen streams at chemical plants, producing power for use locally or resale back to the grid. Fuel cells in conjunction with other renewable technologies, such as wind and solar, can provide energy storage.
Fuel cell buses are zero emission vehicles, with no greenhouse gases, particulates or harmful emissions released during operation.
Fuel cell-powered material handling equipment improves productivity in high-throughput warehouses and distribution centers, creating a compelling return on investment.
With our proven technology, comprehensive range of fuel cell products and services, unsurpassed field experience and teams of highly-skilled people we believe we have what it takes to create smarter solutions for a clean energy future.
Enbridge Gas Distribution is Canada’s largest natural gas distributor and one of the fastest growing natural gas companies in North America, serving approximately 1.8 million residential, commercial and industrial customers. The company actively promotes technologies that support the wise use of today’s fossil fuels with higher efficiency solutions. Stationary fuel cells are one such technology. They have the potential to provide high quality electricity generation where needed, with low-noise, higher efficiency and a low environmental impact with near zerosmog emissions. To advance early commercialization, Enbridge has been working to support key demonstration projects, smart policy and regulatory developments and collaborating with industry on near-term commercialization efforts. Enbridge, in cooperation with major oil companies, also operates retail Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) refueling infrastructure across Southern Ontario. The Company has been assessing opportunities for hydrogen production by reforming natural gas at these locations as part of the pathway to hydrogen. Enbridge operates the largest compressed natural gas fleet in Canada.
Business Development, Fuel Cell Markets
500 Consumers Road, North York, ON M2J 1P8
Hydrogenics Corporation http://www.hydrogenics.com/
220 Admiral Blvd.
Mississauga, ON L5T 2N6
VP Sales & Marketing
Hydrogenics is a leading provider of hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell solutions. From our head office in Toronto Canada and facility works in Belgium and Germany, we cover a base of over 2000 installations in over 100 countries worldwide. On-site Hydrogen Generators Hydrogenics has over 60 years of experience in the hydrogen business. HySTAT™ water electrolysers are found in industrial applications including steelmaking, power plants, glass and chemical processing plants and is the equipment of choice for on-site electrolysis by major technical gas companies. Fueling Stations Hydrogenics has more than 10 years in providing hydrogen fueling stations for transportation. We have supplied electrolysers in over 35 fueling station installations in the Americas and Europe.Fuel Cells and Systems Hydrogenics has over 15 years world class fuel cell development, resulting in the most mature and comprehensive line-up of fuel cell power modules in mobility and stationary markets. Hydrogenics HyPM™ Fuel Cell Power Modules are the world’s preferred by OEMs and system integrators for their leading performance, reliability and ease of integration. Renewable Energy Systems Combining HySTAT™ Electrolysers and HyPM™-based Fuel Cells, Hydrogenics works with electric power utilities, technical gas companies, renewable energy parks and remote communities to provide energy storage and transportation fueling solutions worldwide.
National Research Council Canada http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/index.html
4250 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1W5
The National Research Council of Canada is Canada's premier applied research organization dedicated to supporting Canada's fuel cell and hydrogen industry. NRC works closely with Canadian universities, government agencies and companies on projects focused on the research, development, demonstration and testing of hydrogen and fuel cell systems.
To contribute to its fundamental and applied research projects, the Institute has a technical staff of over 100, with recognized expertise in:
Advanced Materials and Processing;
Modeling and Numerical Simulation;
Novel Architecture Design;
Unit and Integrated System Testing;
Sensors and Diagnostics Development
This expertise is applied to the following four strategic areas of critical importance to Canada's fuel cell industry:
Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC);
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC);
Hydrogen and Alternative Fuels
Opportunities for collaborative research between NRC and industry partners exist wherever there are common technical objectives or where the unique expertise of the Institute provides an effective match for industrial requirements. These partnerships enable parties to share and reduce their risk as well as the cost of performing research and development.
NRC maintains testing and evaluation facilities including nine hydrogen-ready labs, a membrane electrode assembly facility, a new Hydrogen Environmental Chamber (HEC) and an industrial incubator for early stage companies.
NRC also has the facilities and capabilities to host integrated technology demonstration projects, with a primary objective to address both technical and non-technical barriers to deployment of fuel cell, hydrogen and clean energy technologies. This demonstration centre provides an excellent platform for demonstrating a wide range of clean and alterative energy technologies.