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. Drawing on

its pioneering spirit, 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/-/vancouver

Carbon Upcycling Technologies (“CUT”) uses the waste of today to build a better tomorrow by converting CO2 gas into solid products. CUT sells advanced solid products derived from greenhouse emissions and cheaply available solids. Since 2014, CUT has scaled its ability to convert CO2 emissions into value-add end materials by over a Million times and has since been confirmed as one of the top CO2 utilization companies in the world as a winner of the X-Factor Award in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. Through its portfolio of CO2-derived solid nanoparticles, CUT has technically validated its solutions for use in concrete, plastics, and consumer products.

City Calgary
Province Alberta
Website https://carbonupcycling.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/

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