1st National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference



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:

2019 conference Agenda

Subject to change.

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

June 17, 2019

Committee Meetings, AGM, & Welcome Reception

11:00 - 3:00PM

  • Board of directors meeting

11:00AM - 3:00PM

  • Trade Show Set Up

3:00 - 5:00PM

  • CUTRIC Annual General Meeting

3:00 - 7:30PM

  • Networking, Trade Show Event and Dinner

9:00 - 10:00AM

  • IP committee meeting

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 included)

June 18, 2019

Full Conference Agenda


7:00 - 7:30AM

  • Registration Desk and Trade Show Networking

7:30 - 8:00AM

  • Opening with Chief R. Stacey Laforme

8:00 - 8:15AM

  • Opening Keynote by Mayor Bonnie Crobmie

8:15 - 8:45AM

  • Guest Speaker

8:45 - 10:15AM

  • Panel 1: Global State of the Art in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (Bus, Truck & Rail) Technologies: Canada's Problems & Creative Solutions with Shanna Knights from Ballard Power Systems.

10:15 - 10:45AM

  • Health Break and Trade Show Event

10:45 - 12:30PM
Breakout Session #1

  • Session 1 - Hydrogen for Trucks & Transit - Innovation & Experiences

  • Session 2 - Deployment Experiences - Empirical Performance Evidence (Buses and Trucks)

  • Session 3 - Automotive FCEVs - Innovation & Empirical Experiences (Passenger Automobiles, Car Fleets)


12:30 - 1:15PM

  • Lunch Keynote Speech

1:15 - 2:30PM

  • 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? with Jason Van Geel from Carlsun 7GFUEL and John Wilkinson from Greenfield Global.

2:30 - 3:00PM

  • Health Break and Trade Show Event

3:00 - 4:15PM

  • Panel 3: Hydrail: Innovation, Experiences and Future with Daljit Bawa from Ballard Power Systems and Jim Varney from Alstom.

4:15 - 5:30PM
Breakout Session #2

  • Session 1 - Generation, storage, and distribution of Hydrogen: Predictions & Case Studies

  • Session 2 - Hydrogen Applications in Marine and Aviation Sector

5:45 - 6:45PM

  • Networking in the Trade Show before Dinner

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Call for Papers

Call for papers for the 1st National Hydrogen Mobility Innovation Conference is now closed. Selected papers submitted by industry and academic authors will be published in the 'Sustainability Journal'. Multiple abstract submissions belonging to the following themes were reviewed to select the conference presenters. 

Theme 1: Global State of Art in FCEV Technology Innovation (Bus, Coach, Truck)  

Theme 2: FCEV Innovation & Deployment Experiences 

Theme 3: FCEVs - Transit Agency Vision and Experiences 

Theme 4: Global State of Art in Hydrogen Fueling Systems & Fuel supply chain

Theme 5: Hydrail : Innovation, Experiences & Future