Research & Academia

AVL Fuel Cell Canada (“AVL FCC”) performs cutting edge PEM fuel cell development for all applications, including automotive, heavy duty and marine. AVL FCC’s team consists of experts experienced in developing fuel cells for commercial applications with major OEMs. AVL FCC’s core competencies are: – Unit cell and stack design – MEA and bi-polar plate development and prototyping – Fuel cell modelling and simulation – Accelerated and life cycle testing in the in-house hydrogen test facility – System controls and optimization – Physical and chemical analysis AVL FCC is part of AVL List GmbH (“AVL”), the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors. AVL provides concepts, solutions and methodologies to shape future mobility trends. Together with an international network of experts that extends over 26 countries and with 45 Tech- and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL drives sustainable mobility trends for a greener future. In 2020, the company generated a turnover of 1.7 billion Euros, of which 12% is invested in R&D activities

City Burnaby
Province British Columbia
Website https://www.avl.com

Bighorn Energy is a low-cost carbon Intensity hydrogen producer both from renewable energy sources and their natural gas production combined with & carbon sequestration. Bighorn Energy’s business model is very entrepreneurial, and customer focused where they will tailor their hydrogen supply and collaborate to meet the specific needs of the various end users, thus providing a pathway to successfully on transitioning to clean-burning hydrogen fuel. Strategic partnerships formed to ensure pathway for success. Bighorn Energy, along with its strategic partners, are developing several novel hydrogen production and delivery methods that can be adapted to most geographic locations.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website https://bighornenergy.ca/

Blue-O Technology is focused on the development and commercialization of clean technologies. Its patented novel plate shaped nanocatalyst product for fuel cell applications enables an ultra-low loading of precious metal on various support for the most demanded fuel cell technologies, allowing reduced cost and improved durability. The proprietary nanocatalyst design is ideal for hydrogen Polymer Electrolyte Membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) or Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell (DAFC), as well as other types of electrocatalytic reaction processes, and other advanced polymerization process applications.

City Burnaby
Province British Columbia
Website http://www.blue-otechnology.com/

The Canadian Hydrogen Working Group (CHWG) is growing Canada’s hydrogen industry through action, awareness, communication, and education. The CHWG has over 1,250 members and a library with about 900 documents. There is no commitment or sign-up to join. Anyone is welcome to contribute or participate as they are interested. Join the conversation at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13891237/ to collaborate, connect, learn, share, and succeed.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13891237/

Carbon Management Canada (CMC) is a national, not-for-profit leader in developing and implementing new technologies that capture, utilize, store and monitor greenhouse gases. CMC is focused on measurement, monitoring and verification technologies for secure and cost-effective carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website https://cmcghg.com/

CUT produces nanoparticles to enhance the building blocks of modern life by strengthening core materials and making them more efficient. CUT’s nanoparticles can be added to concrete, plastic, and coatings to enhance performance and increase efficiency.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website http://carbonupcycling.com/

CRIN is a group of forward-thinking oil and gas industry professionals, innovators, financiers, policy makers, incubators & accelerators, academics and students committed to the success of the hydrocarbon energy sector, the people and communities that it touches, and a strong, carbon-competitive and diversified Canadian economy.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website http://www.cleanresourceinnovation.com

Coanda is a high-tech service provider that aims to study and de-risk some of the most technically difficult problems in industry. To tackle such complex challenges, Coanda develops and leverages a range of advanced methodologies such as physical and computational (CFD) modelling, mathematical and statistical modelling, data science, artificial intelligence and analytics, custom software development, and instrumentation. Customers attain real value as Coanda helps them develop an understanding of new, core technologies to enable implementation of novel processes and products or to improve and optimize their existing systems. Coanda offers an unparalleled blend of academic-level knowledge and approach, broad-spectrum expertise and substantial infrastructure resources delivered within the responsive framework of a consulting team focused on timelines and budgets to resolve customers’ technical challenges. With extensive experience in the areas of fluid dynamics, chemical, process, and geotechnical engineering as well as data science and instrumentation, Coanda has performed development projects for various carbon capture technologies, biofuel plant troubleshooting, and helped in the diagnosis of operating problems in refinery applications.

City Burnaby
Province British Columbia
Website https://coanda.ca/

Ekona Power produces industrial-scale hydrogen that is both low-cost and clean by converting natural gas into hydrogen, clean power, and pure CO2 that can be easily stored or used. Ekona Power’s solution will assist Industrial H2 Consumers including refineries (ammonia plants or chemical plants) who are seeking new solutions that can deliver large-scale, green H2 at costs on par or better than incumbents as well as Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution Companies that seek to decarbonize their Natural Gas (NG) pipeline networks by injecting low-cost green H2, at costs similar to pipeline NG, to reduce downstream GHG emissions.

City Vancouver
Province British Columbia
Website https://www.ekonapower.com/

Emcara Gas Development Inc. is in the business of safety technology for alternative fuel systems. Emcara specializes in the only long trigger thermally activated pressure relief devices available on the market today, as well as related products for compressed natural gas, hydrogen fuelling systems, and bulk haul systems. Emcara’s products enhance safety, performance, reliability and system flexibility.

City Guelph
Province Ontario
Website https://www.emcara.com/

In the last 50 years GLJ has secured its role as a global leader as a technical subsurface, engineering, and economic evaluator. GLJ works with organizations to develop sustainable pathways towards net-zero and carbon-neutral targets that realize the economic potential of Hydrogen production and carbon capture utilization/storage. With GLJ’s help, organizations are better positioned to improve more sustainable access to capital, earn higher value in the marketplace and deliver on their decarbonization strategy. With over 20 years in the CCUS space, GLJ has honed imperative skills on some of the worlds leading CCUS projects. Organizations gain undisputable value from GLJ’s techno-economic analysis for Hydrogen and CCUS including early-stage knowledge into the emerging production, storage, transportation, and end-use applications.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website https://equinox-eng.com/

Grey Owl Engineering has broad expertise and execution experience in the entire Hydrogen and Carbon Capture & Sequestration (CCS) ecosystem: having delivered and executed technical feasibility studies, front end engineering design studies and EPC services on many hydrogen/carbon capture related projects. Grey Owl Engineering offers expertise in the entire ecosystem including: hydrogen production, carbon capture, hydrogen & carbon dioxide transportation/injection, process engineering, control systems and pipeline design.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website https://greyowleng.com/

Hatch provides supplies engineering, project and construction, business consulting and operational services to the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. Capabailities within the Oil & Gas sector include subsurface engineering and geoscience, field development planning, production facilities design, flow assurance, process system modelling, and oil recovery. They also specialize in Grid modernization, transmission & distribution, and various power (nuclear, thermal, water, and renewable).

City Mississauga
Province Ontario
Website http://www.hatch.com

Hydrogen Link is a research company active in many areas of advanced materials and catalysts. One important field of activity is hydrogen storage and generation, where their team has more than twenty years of research experience related to solid- state hydrogen storage technologies and systems. Another field of activity being actively pursued by the company is catalysis. Hydrogen Links has developed a novel family of catalytic materials demonstrated to have unsurpassed activity in hydrogen- related reactions. These catalysts have also been used in other environmentally friendly reactions, such as catalytic advanced oxidation, oxygen generation, polymerization reactions of biodegradable polymers, bio-diesel production and waste water remediation.

City Ottawa
Province Ontario
Website https://www.hydrogenlink.com/

InnoTech Alberta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, was established to assist Alberta Innovates in carrying out its mandate. InnoTech’s primary focus will be to facilitate the conversion of applied research to economic, social and environmental benefits for Alberta.

City Edmonton
Province Alberta
Website https://innotechalberta.ca/

The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) is a not-for-profit corporation founded in 1998 to facilitate research and development and demonstration projects into enhanced oil recovery and carbon storage, with the goals of improving recovery rates while reducing the environmental footprint of the oil and gas industry. It is the PTRC’s mission to realize 5 billion additional barrels of oil reserves from Saskatchewan’s existing oil-in-place over five years of R&D and field trials of new and improved technologies.

City Regina
Province Saskatchewan
Website https://ptrc.ca

Quantum Technology Corp (QTC) is a global leader in specialized industrial gas applications, particularly helium and hydrogen. For 40 years we have been manufacturing premium helium and hydrogen liquefaction units, recovery systems and helium production plants. Quantum Technology produces standard and custom solutions for any gas recovery, separation, purification and liquefaction. QTC produces and sells helium gas and builds helium refining plants for themselves, customers and partners. QTC is the first Canadian company to build large scale hydrogen liquefiers and purifiers. The next liquefiers include several ton per day units, to be finalized starting Q1 of 2022. Several large green hydrogen purification projects are underway, producing several tons per day of fuel-cell quality hydrogen to be compressed and shipped out. Quantum Technology integrates its gas treatment know-how and technologies in green hydrogen generation processes, with several projects around the world. They include carbon-free hydrogen production using natural gas, bio-mass and green energy.

City Squamish
Province British Columbia
Website https://www.quantum-technology.com/

Red River College is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning and research. Since inception in 2004, AR&C has attracted significant capital investment which has helped support over 50 research partnerships. These investments in research facilities and equipment effectively serve the applied research needs of the region and its industry. Red River College’s Research Partnerships & Innovation office has been an active player in hydrogen and fuel cell transportation, having hosted the first meeting to plan a pan-Canadian hydrogen fuel cell bus demonstration and integration trial.

City Winnipeg
Province Manitoba
Website https://www.rrc.ca/

The Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership is the County of Lambton’s economic development office. Their team of established and integrated experts work alongside investors and existing businesses to foster new business creation, help ensure that established firms remain and grow here, and work to attract growing businesses to the Sarnia-Lambton area. The team collaborates with local business leaders, educational institutions, and municipal governments, to elevate the Sarnia-Lambton area through coordinated economic development initiatives and customized services. Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership are the facilitators of Ontario’s Hydrogen Hub in Sarnia-Lambton.

City Sarnia
Province Ontario
Website https://www.sarnialambton.on.ca/

In the area of fuel cell and hydrogen research, SFU is a leader in materials science, electrochemistry, modeling, and engineering. SFU developed its capacity and reputation through a symbiotic partnership with NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation (NRC IFCI). This partnership fostered academic leadership and growth of the industry sector in the Vancouver region to become the premier global center of excellence for fuel cell research. SFU brings together research strengths within research clusters in materials science and engineering, electrochemical materials and energy science, technology management, and resources and environmental management to establish a prospective technology platform for sustainable fuel cell systems.

City Burnaby
Province British Columbia
Website http://www.sfu.ca/rem.html

Stantec combines services from across its global network, but locate the project team close to you. So even the most complex projects run simply and smoothly. Stantec will assemble the best project team to suit your needs, considering the location and the most qualified resources and relevant services at each stage – from environmental and permitting support through to detailed engineering, construction, and maintenance.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website http://www.stantec.com/our-work/sectors/oil-and-gas.html

TDE provides midstream and upstream oil and gas clients with high-quality, innovative engineering and construction solutions for process facilities.

City Edmonton
Province Alberta
Website http://www.thermodesign.com

The Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group is a dynamic team of HQP from around the globe. Known as [RG]2 (“RG-squared”), the team’s research is carried out in their completely integrated GeoInnovation Environments (GIEs), unique research facilities that allow their international team to carry out cutting-edge research using state-of-the-art equipment. The senior research team also provides reservoir geomechanical expertise in reservoir simulation, reservoir surveillance design and implementation, field services including core preservation and transport, instrumentation design, and experimental programs. Many future energy technologies will either directly or indirectly depend on the effective, safe use of the subsurface for either permanent and/or intermittent storage. GeoSAFETY will explore issues and challenges with using the subsurface as a deep geological repository for CCUS, geothermal energy, and hydrogen, as well as intermittent storage associated with wind and solar renewables. The establishment of the GeoSAFETY initiative within the Reservoir Geomechanics Research Group – [RG]2 – represents a unique, integrated, multidisciplinary university research laboratory environment that will enable breakthroughs in their understanding of constitutive material behaviour and their ability to simulate their complex reservoir geomechanical behaviour during subsurface energy production and energy storage. Innovation within GeoSAFETY seeks synergistic utilization of the subsurface pore space for both fluid (e.g., CO2, H2) and energy (e.g., wind, solar) storage as a practical short-to-medium term means of partially meeting ambitious global commitments to climate change mitigation and net-zero carbon emission policies.

City Edmonton
Province Alberta
Website https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/rgrg/home

The University of Alberta is on the forefront of future-focused research and education and is committed to understanding the complexities of our world. UAlberta’s International Projects (IP) team works with companies, governments, organizations, and academia around the world to build capacity by facilitating partnerships with Alberta’s world-class experts across a wide range of subjects and sectors. Their international clients will typically engage with the IP team to co-develop a customized program

in consultation with UAlberta experts which is designed to meet their specific training, consulting, education, or research needs. Given UAlberta’s location in the heart of Canada’s hydrocarbon sector, they have developed unmatched depth of expertise over nearly a century in a wide range of technologies related to energy and the environment. For example, they has a researchers

at the forefront of the search for new ways to produce hydrogen cheaply and sustainably with minimal energy inputs and GHG byproducts. UAlberta also has a researchers developing new technologies to trap and store atmospheric CO2 through mineral carbonation using mine waste, and through the creation of supercritical CO2 in sub-surface reservoirs, which can then be utilized in closed systems to transfer geothermal energy to the surface. These are just a few innovative solutions to global issues that UAlberta experts are working on. They are always ready to share our expertise with international clients who are seeking to build their capacity in specialized areas such as these. Please don’t hesitate to contact the IP team to discuss how they can help.

City Edmonton
Province Alberta
Website https://www.ualberta.ca/index.html