In September 2008, NSERC awarded $5 million in research funds to H₂CAN for five years. This amount is leveraged at a ratio of 4:1 through related R&D activities by network researchers and facilities currently available at participating institutions. Total industrial partners contributions represent 50% of the overall network budget.
Help Canada maintaining a global leadership in a core technology of the 21st century by generating a critical mass in terms of resources, effort and competencies to address and resolve some of the remaining technical barriers to the introduction and commercialization of hydrogen energy technologies.
Our Scientific Program strives to address both the short term goals of Industry (lowering costs by improving current technologies) and its long term goals (technology innovation: development of new processes and new materials) by:
Improving and developing cleaner sustainable methods to produce pure, high quality hydrogen at lower cost either from waste or renewable resources.
Increasing the energy density of hydrogen applications by improving and developing storage strategies that are practical and economical for both near and long term applications.
Developing efficient and safe infrastructure strategies to facilitate the deployment of hydrogen energy technologies.
The training of highly qualified people (HQPs) is one of the most important activities of the network with approximately 65% of the network grant funding targeted to support HQPs. By involving HQPs in cutting edge research, ensuring relevance through industrial internships, and broadening their experience through exchange programs, the Network will ensure the training of the next generation innovators who will shape the future of hydrogen technologies.
H₂CAN Scientific Program
Hydrogen Canada Strategic Research Network.download →
David B. Levin
Challenges for renewable hydrogen production from biomass.download →
Richard Chahine and Pierre Benard
Hydrogen sorption properties of Ti-Cr alloys synthesized by ball milling and cold rolling.download →
Sensitivity study of alanate hydride storage system.download →
Numerical and experimental investigation of buoyant gas release: Application to hydrogen jets.download →
The effects of ball milling and nanometric nickel additive on the hydrogen desorption from lithium borohydride and manganese chloride mixture.download →
Rapid hydrogenation at 30 deg. C of Mg and Fe nanocomposites.download →
Zbigniew S. Wronski
The effects of nanonickel additive on the decomposition of complex metal hydride lithium alanate.download →
Zbigniew S. Wronski
The composites of magnesium hydride and iron-titabium intermetallic.download →
The effects of ball milling and molar ratio of LiH on the hydrogen storage properties of nanocrystalline lithium amode and lithium hydride.download →
Decomposition behavior of unmilled and ball milled lithium alanate including long-term storage and moisture effects.download →
The effects of nanometric nickel catalyst on the dehydrogenation and rehydrogenation behavior of ball milled lithium alanate.download →
Effect of chromium oxide nanopowder on the micro structure and cyclic hydrogen storage of magnesium hydride.download →
Remise de prix honorifiques institutionnels - UQTR
La qualité des travaux du professeur Kodjo Agbossou, notamment dans les domaines de l’intégration des systèmes de production, de stockage d’énergie sous forme d’hydrogène et de génération d’énergie électrique, a été soulignée par l’octroi du Prix d’excellence en recherche. Œuvrant au sein de l’Institut de recherche sur l’hydrogène et du Groupe de recherche en électronique industrielle, M. Agbossou est notamment auteur ou coauteur de quatre brevets, dont deux sont exploités en entreprise. L’excellence de sa production scientifique lui vaut la reconnaissance de ses pairs, jusque sur la scène internationale.
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Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2013 (HFC2013)
HFC2013 is the sixth edition of its kind, a leading international conference for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry hosted by the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. This year, the conference will be held from June 16- June 19, 2013, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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3rd Climate Change Technology Conference 2013
The 3rd Climate Change Technology Conference (CCTC 2013) is a Canadian and international forum for the exchange of ideas for dealing with climate change. It is also an opportunity to keep abreast of emerging techniques and technologies for the mitigation of, and adaptation to, the impacts of climate change. The Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and ten of its member societies are organizing CCTC 2013, which will be held on the campus of Concordia University in Montreal.The very success of our species has led to a situation in which this planet's finite resources must be considered in all future planning. This conference is dedicated to the study and exposition of the status and prospects of engineering in support of a bright future for humanity in the midst of a rapidly changing and uncertain environment, both physical and sociological due to climate change.
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BioH2 2013 - Université de Montréal
BioH2 2013 will provide an international forum for scientists to meet, hear overview talks, present their latest results, and exchange ideas on this rapidly developing topic. All the diverse areas involved in biohydrogen will be brought together with sessions covering all aspects of biohydrogen production; economics and social issues, dark and photofermentation, natural and artificial photobiologicals, process engineering, enzymes, genomes and metabolic engineering, and MECs and hybrid systems. Register Now →
HySafe - Fifth International Conference on Hydrogen Safety
The 5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS2013) will be held on September 9-11, 2013 in Brussels (Belgium). HySafe, the international association for hydrogen safety, announced this just two weeks after the successful conclusion of the 4th conference in this series which was held in San Francisco in September (ICHS2011). download the press release →
WHTC 2013 - The fifth World Hydrogen Technologies Convention
The major goals of this conference are to connect theories with applications as well as to encourage interactions among scholars and practitioners from academia and industries. The research endeavors of the scientists and engineers participating in this conference will make significant contributions to facilitate the milestone conversion to Hydrogen Economy. Register Now →
Hydrogen Storage Technology : Materials and Applications
Please find attached a one-page flyer for the Hydrogen Storage book put together by CRC Press. This book contains contributions from H2CAN researchers. Contact Prof. Pierre Benard , Hydrogen Research Institute, UQTR. There is a savings coupon that takes 20% off the book price.
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