Hydrogen Homecoming:
Bringing H2 Mobility Back to Canada


Radisson Toronto Airport West | 175 Derry Rd E | Mississauga, ON L5T 2Z7


June 17 - 18, 2019


The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is proud to announce the 1st National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference in Mississauga from June 17-18, 2019. This conference will attract the participation of international hydrogen technology leaders such as Ballard Power Systems, Hydrogenics Corp., New Flyer Industries, Enbridge Gas, among others.

The conference will shed light on the opportunities associated with hydrogen technology in transportation and mobility applications across road and rail sectors, while addressing the challenges that impede the progress of hydrogen mobility in the Canadian landscape. The 1st National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference will bring together industry, academic and public sector stakeholders to foster collaborative innovation in hydrogen mobility ahead.

The 1st National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference is proudly sponsored by:

Also supported by:

Welcome from Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie


"CUTRIC’s 1st National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference is an amazing opportunity to come together with other professionals to discuss the advancements and challenges in your field and enjoy valuable networking opportunities.”


I wanted to take a moment to say Thank You all at Cutric-Crituc for the hard work that was put into making the Conference such a success. Not only did you help to make my first trip to Canada enjoyable but also passed on such a huge amount of useful information. I have been to several conferences concerning the production and the use of Hydrogen in transit but I came away from your conference with so much more USEFUL information. The trip to the Markham energy storage facility was the highlight of the trip for me. We are planning on a smaller production plant, only 1 MW at this time, it was wonderful to see the size and layout of that production plant. It also proved to be a great platform for making contacts in the Hydrogen world.

  • Kirk Kirkland, Facilities Director, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD)

Thank you and the entire team at CUTRIC for organizing the first national Hydrogen mobility conference this week. I certainly found it to be very informative and it is good to see that more transit agencies are becoming interested in this technology and we hope that in the near future we will have hydrogen buses servicing our transit routes here in Toronto.

  • Jacobs Engineering – Rail Vehicle Project Manager

Great work putting together and executing the conference. It was very well attended and the material and panels were relevant and informative. Well done and thank you.

  • Barry Dykeman, Regional Sales Manager, New Flyer

Business to Business (B2B) Meeting Spaces

2019 conference Agenda

Subject to change.

June 17, 2019

Committee Meetings, AGM, & Welcome Reception

9:00 - 10:00AM

  • IP committee meeting

9:30 - 9:45AM

  • Register and Check in for the Tour of the Markham Energy Storage


10:00 - 11:00AM

  • Audit Committee meeting

10:00 - 3:00PM

  • Guided Site Tour of the Markham Energy Storage Facility - North America's First Major Power-to-Gas Energy Storage Facility (Round Trip transportation and lunch included)

11:00 - 3:00PM

  • Board of directors meeting: Lunch Provided

11:00AM - 3:00PM

  • Trade Show Set Up

3:00 - 5:00PM

  • CUTRIC Annual General Meeting (members only)

4:00 - 5:30PM

  • Cocktails Trade Show

5:30 - 7:30

  • Dinner Buffet

June 18, 2019

Full Conference Agenda


  • Registration Desk Open & Trade Show Booths Open


  • Breakfast Start


  • Welcome Address & Introduction to Keynote Speaker: Dr. Josipa Petrunic


  • Opening Keynote Address & Fireside Chat with Q&A: Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Infrastructure, Marco Mendicino

8:45 - 10:05AM

  • Panel 1: Global State of the Art in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (Bus, Truck & Rail): Canada's Problems & Creative Solutions

10:05 - 10:15AM

  • Funding H2 Mobility Research: MITACS in the national R&D landscape

10:15 - 10:40AM

  • Health Break and Trade Show Event

10:40 - 11:55AM
Breakout Session

  • Session #1: The Transit Agency Vision & Hydrogen E-Bus Mobility: The Opportunities, the Challenges & Needed Steps Forward for Canadian Transit

  • Session #2: Global State of the Art in Hydrogen Fuelling Systems & Fuel Supply Chain

11:55 - 12:40PM

  • Lunch Keynote: The Mississauga Hydrogen Ecosystem Vision

12:45 - 12:55PM

  • Hydrogen vision in Québec

1:00 - 2:15PM

  • Panel 2: Global State of the Art in Green & Clean Hydrogen Fuelling Systems: From Surplus Energy in Electrolysis to Biomass to RNG-based H2, Where can Canada Lead?

2:15 - 2:35PM

  • Health Break and Trade Show Event

2:35 - 4:05PM

  • Panel 3: Hydrail: Innovation, Experiences and Future

4:05 - 5:20PM
Breakout Session

  • Session #3: Hydrogen Applications in Marine and Aviation

  • Session #4: Global State of the Art in Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: Heavy & Light-Duty

5:00 - 7:15PM

  • Cocktails Trade Show



Call for Papers - Closed!

Thank you to all individuals that have submitted papers for review.