Canada Invests in Newmarket Electric Bus and Charging Network

Newmarket, ON, August 14, 2019 / - As part of the ongoing Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial, CUTRIC is proud to announce a commitment of $956,338 from NRCan to Newmarket-Tay Power Distribution Ltd. to support a globally innovative utility-owned and operated overhead charging system for transit electrification.

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Brampton Electric Bus Project Grows Pan-Canadian Initiative

As part of the continued progress of the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial, CUTRIC is proud to announce the commitment of over $8 million from NRCan to Brampton Transit. This funding will ensure the success of the project with the integrated inclusion of 8 standardized electric buses and 4 interoperable overhead high-power chargers.

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TransLink introduces Renewable Natural Gas to its Bus Fleet - TransLink introduit du gaz naturel renouvelable dans sa flotte d'autobus

Congratulations to two of CUTRIC’s Members, FortisBC and TransLink, for announcing their partnership to source Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for TransLink’s Natural gas bus fleet!

Félicitations à nos dl 7eux membres du CUTRIC-CRITUC, FortisBC et TransLink, pour leur annonce de partenariat afin de fournir du gaz naturel renouvelable (RNG) au parc d’autobus de gaz naturel de TransLink!

Original Article: https://www.fortisbc.com/news-events/media-centre-details/2019/04/24/translink-introduces-renewable-natural-gas-to-its-bus-fleet

April 24, 2019

FortisBC partners with TransLink to move its natural gas fleet to 100 per cent RNG by 2024

SURREY, B.C., April 24, 2019 ¬– TransLink and FortisBC today announced a partnership that will source Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for TransLink’s natural gas bus fleet. TransLink is now the first public transportation authority in Canada to use RNG, a certified carbon-neutral fuel, to help fuel its natural gas powered buses.

“TransLink is a model for transit authorities and fleet operators across the province for making the switch to low-carbon fuels,” said Douglas Stout, vice-president, market development and external relations, FortisBC. “Compressed natural gas vehicles, which make up roughly a fifth of TransLink’s bus fleet, have close to 21 per cent fewer emissions with a 50 per cent reduction in fuel costs versus diesel. RNG could offer the same savings while further reducing emissions by an additional 80 per cent versus CNG.”

FortisBC and TransLink have signed an RNG-supply contract that will provide up to 500,000 gigajoules (GJs) annually within five years. This is expected to provide enough to fuel the existing natural gas bus fleet with 100 per cent RNG. Over the five-year period, the transition to RNG will reduce TransLink’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50,000 tons – equivalent to taking 10,000 cars off the road for one year. The decision to use RNG is a positive step for TransLink towards its goal of using 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050.

“Investing in transit is essential for our region and the environmental benefits of doing so can’t be understated,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. “Using renewable natural gas moves us towards meeting our environmental goals and reduces our reliance on fossil fuels. It’s partnerships like this that help create a more livable and sustainable region today and into the future.”

Using natural gas as a transportation fuel is an important step to help B.C. move to a low-carbon future. More and more fleet owners and operators across North America are switching to natural gas so they can save on fuel costs and reduce their environmental footprint. RNG has significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, a sector that contributes almost 40 per cent of GHG emissions in B.C.

RNG is now included within B.C.’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard and yields higher emissions credits than CNG due to its lower carbon intensity.

“Our government's CleanBC strategy will significantly reduce carbon pollution over the next 10 years, and TransLink is a partner in helping us achieve that goal,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and responsible for TransLink. “Transitioning from conventional natural gas to renewable natural gas in TransLink’s bus fleet keeps Metro Vancouver moving while helping BC move along its path towards a cleaner, better future for everyone.”

More information about TransLink’s sustainability goals can be found here

For information about natural gas for transportation, visit fortisbc.com/EST.

CUTRIC Launches First Hydrogen Mobility Seminar - Premier séminaire sur l’hydrogène et la mobilité organisé par le CUTRIC-CRITUC

Source: http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/04/16/1804918/0/en/First-Seminar-on-Hydrogen-and-Mobility-Organized-by-CUTRIC-CRITUC.html

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, April 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC-CRITUC) is holding today its first seminar on hydrogen and mobility. The seminar kicks off a series of CUTRIC-CRITUC initiatives to inform key players in the field of mobility and low greenhouse gas emissions.

This seminar brings together the main players in the field of electric fuel cell (hydrogen) mobility. Ballard, New Flyer, Hydrogenics, BAE system and Enbridge will present their latest technology at the seminar.

Québec, with its transportation electrification policy, has every interest in exploring all low-carbon sustainable mobility technologies and the seminar will meet the needs of the various stakeholders in the community, transit agencies, municipal representatives and at the governmental level.

The Quebec government will be represented at the seminar by Mr. Richard Campeau, MP for Bourget, Parliamentary Assistant for the Environment. The Member of Parliament for Trois-Rivières, Robert Aubin, will also speak.

About the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
CUTRIC is a member-based innovation consortium that partners stakeholders in industry, transit and academia to develop the next-generation of low-carbon smart mobility technologies. Its mandate is to drive forward innovation in transportation across Canada, create jobs by doing so, and lead to significant GHG reductions.

Contacts:
Lana Sanderson
Communications, CUTRIC - CRITUC
lana.sanderson@cutric-crituc.org

Premier séminaire sur l’hydrogène et la mobilité organisé par le CUTRIC-CRITUC

Avril 16, 2019

La source: http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/04/16/1804918/0/fr/Premier-s%C3%A9minaire-sur-l-hydrog%C3%A8ne-et-la-mobilit%C3%A9-organis%C3%A9-par-le-CUTRIC-CRITUC.html


TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Québec, 16 avr. 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Le Consortium de recherche et d’innovation en transport urbain au Canada (CUTRIC-CRITUC) tient aujourd’hui son premier séminaire sur l’hydrogène et la mobilité. Le séminaire est le coup d’envoi d’une série d’initiatives du CUTRIC-CRITUC pour informer les acteurs clés dans le domaine de la mobilité à faible émission de gaz à effet de serre.

Ce séminaire regroupe aujourd’hui les principaux acteurs dans le domaine de la mobilité électrique à pile à combustible (hydrogène). Les entreprises Ballard, New Flyer, Hydrogenics, BAE system et Enbridge présenteront leur dernière technologie.

Le Québec, avec sa politique d’électrification des transports, a tout intérêt à explorer toutes les technologies de mobilité durable à faible émission en carbone et le séminaire répondra aux besoins des différents acteurs du milieu, tant au niveau municipal, des sociétés de transport, qu’au niveau gouvernemental.

Le gouvernement du Québec sera représenté au séminaire par monsieur Richard Campeau, député de Bourget, adjoint parlementaire à l’environnement qui présentera les intentions de son gouvernement. Le député fédéral de Trois-Rivières, Robert Aubin, prendra également la parole.

À propos du Consortium de recherche et d’innovation en transport urbain au Canada
CUTRIC-CRITUC est un consortium d'innovation composé de membres qui s'associe à des partenaires de l'industrie, du transport en commun et du monde universitaire pour mettre au point la prochaine génération de technologies de mobilité intelligente à faible émission de carbone. Son mandat consiste à faire progresser l'innovation dans le secteur des transports au Canada, à créer des emplois et à réduire considérablement les émissions de GES.

Contacts:
Catherine Gosselin
Communications, CUTRIC - CRITUC
catherine.gosselin@cutric-crituc.org

CUTRIC FUNDING ADVANCES LOW-CARBON FLEET TECHNOLOGY - LE FINANCEMENT DU CUTRIC-CRITUC FAIT AVANCER LA TECHNOLOGIE AU SEIN DES FLOTTES À FAIBLE ÉMISSION DE CARBONE

CUTRIC FUNDING ADVANCES LOW-CARBON FLEET TECHNOLOGY

Funding announcement at University of Waterloo with Alan Young (Ballard), Josipa Petrunic (CUTRIC), Professor Xianguo Li (University of Waterloo), and his students.

Funding announcement at University of Waterloo with Alan Young (Ballard), Josipa Petrunic (CUTRIC), Professor Xianguo Li (University of Waterloo), and his students.

Waterloo (February 28, 2019) - The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) has announced important funding for an innovative collaboration between industry, university and government to develop new ground-breaking hydrogen fuel cell technology. “This funding will integrate and develop zero-emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell technologies, advancing low and zero carbon solutions for urban mobility, one of CUTRIC’s key pillars,” says Josipa Petrunic, CUTRIC’s Executive Director and CEO.

This Development of Low-Cost, High Performing and Durable Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells Project is starting Phase I and has a total value of $1,898,432.00 CAD (with all costs incorporated) with CUTRIC funding 25% of the cost.

This CUTRIC-led project has been made possible through a partnership between the University of Waterloo with Professor Xianguo Li as Principal Investigator; the University of Western Ontario; Ballard Power Systems Inc.; and, StarPower ON Systems Inc. and co-funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

“NSERC’s Research Partnerships support collaborations that allow new scientific evidence to be applied to a broad range of new applications,” states Marc Fortin, Vice-President, Research Partnerships, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. “This research will play a key role in Canada’s commitment to tackling climate change and will allow Ballard Power Systems to maintain a leadership position in an increasingly competitive and important area of clean energy technology.”

Dr. Xianguo Li’s Laboratory

Dr. Xianguo Li’s Laboratory

“We at Ballard Power Systems are excited to be part of this Canadian funded project working with world class fuel cell researchers, Dr. Li, Dr. Sun, and their teams at the University of Waterloo and Western University,” said Alan Young, Principal Research Engineer at Ballard.  “This project focuses on key areas required by the fuel cell industry, and the new class of catalyst materials to be developed has significant promise to provide the technology needed to propel us forward to the next generation of fuel cell products.”   

Over the next four years, this project will develop world-class research in next generation fuel cell technologies for transit and automobile applications. With vehicle emissions having the highest environmental impact and health hazard in cities, this study focuses on zero-emission fuel cell technology for urban transit vehicles that can be used in: hydrogen fuel-cell power/propulsion systems; battery electric power/propulsion systems with fuel cell as ranger extenders; and, electric power/propulsion systems with battery-fuel cell electric hybrids. The research focuses on PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) fuel cell technology and the technical challenges involving cost and durability under variable load operations.

 “We are very pleased to collaborate with CUTRIC along with partners in academia, government, and industry on this project which will allow us to develop next generation fuel cell technology to maintain Canada’s leadership in the clean energy technology arena. In addition, it will support training for 14 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research associates, and summer interns with skills that are in high demand,” says Xianguo Li, professor, mechanical engineering, University of Waterloo.

 “The key outcome associated with the project is expected to be the development of low-cost, high performing, and durable fuel cells with a high power density capability,” says Petrunic. “This technology will form the basis for future generation cost-effective and durable PEM fuel cell technology that can be deployed for both automobile and transit applications.”

 “The adoption of fuel cell-powered transportation for vehicles, buses and trains in Ontario and across Canada, will contribute to meeting national and global climate change targets,” says Petrunic.

“In addition, this project will contribute to skilled job creation in the field of hydrogen mobility innovation and put Canada on the global map of hydrogen fuel cell technology,” closes Petrunic.  “The Governments of Ontario and Canada are working together with the project partners demonstrating leadership in technology innovation and ensuring a skilled workforce is ready for future opportunities.”

 

About the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium:

CUTRIC is a member-based innovation consortium that partners stakeholders in industry, transit and academia to develop the next-generation of low-carbon smart mobility technologies. Its mandate is to drive forward innovation in transportation across Canada, create jobs by doing so, and lead to significant GHG reductions.

 

Contacts:

Maureen Shuell, Communications, CUTRIC - CRITUC

maureen.shuell@cutric-crituc.org

(416) 898-5600

 Matthew Grant, Director, Media Relations, University of Waterloo

matthew.grant@uwaterloo.ca

Office: 519-888-4451

Cell: 226-929-7627

 

BACKGROUNDER:

Development of Low-Cost, High Performing and Durable Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cells (Phase I)

 

·      Fuel cell electric propulsion is a zero-emission propulsion system for use in urban transit vehicles, including public transit buses, passenger vehicles, and hydrogen fuelled fuel cell powered commuter trains.

·      Fuel cells operate on hydrogen, which is a clean fuel with zero carbon content, and its reaction product is water.

·      Hydrogen can be produced through the electrolysis of water using renewable energy, such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, tidal/wave energy, and biofuels, or other energy sources, such as nuclear. As such, the adoption of fuel cell-powered transportation (including fuel cell vehicles, buses and trains) in Ontario, as well as across Canada.

·      The current fuel cell technology is required to have better performance and durability, and lower cost before its widespread commercial application can be realized.

·      This project will develop highly active and stable catalysts and catalyst supports, the associated catalyst inks, and optimal design and novel low-cost fabrication of advanced catalyst layers and MEAs (membrane-electrode assemblies) for PEM (polymer electrolyte membrane) fuel cells with improved performance and durability and lower cost for practical applications.

·      The funding program has the objective to:

o   Make Canada a global leader in low-carbon smart mobility technologies across heavy-duty and light-duty platforms, including advanced transit, transportation, and integrated mobility applications

o   Support the commercialization of technologies through industry-led collaborative research, development, demonstration and integration (RDD & I) projects that bring innovative design to Canada's low-carbon smart mobility eco-system.


LE FINANCEMENT DU CUTRIC-CRITUC FAIT AVANCER LA TECHNOLOGIE AU SEIN DES FLOTTES À FAIBLE ÉMISSION DE CARBONE

Alan Young (Ballard), Josipa Petrunic (CUTRIC), Professor Xianguo Li (University of Waterloo), and his students.

Alan Young (Ballard), Josipa Petrunic (CUTRIC), Professor Xianguo Li (University of Waterloo), and his students.

Waterloo (28 février 2019) - Le Consortium de recherche et d’innovation en transport urbain au Canada (CUTRIC-CRITUC) a annoncé un important financement pour une collaboration innovante entre l'industrie, les universités et le gouvernement afin de développer une nouvelle technologie révolutionnaire de pile à combustible à l’hydrogène. « Ce financement permettra d’intégrer et de développer des technologies de pile à combustible à zéro émission, faisant ainsi progresser les solutions à faible et à zéro émission de carbone pour la mobilité urbaine, l’un des piliers de CUTRIC-CRITUC », a déclaré Josipa Petrunic, directrice générale et PDG de CUTRIC-CRITUC. 

Ce projet de développement de piles à combustible à membrane d'électrolyte polymère (PEM) durable, peu onéreux et hautement performant commence en phase I et a une valeur totale de 1 898 432,00 $ CAN (tous frais compris) avec un financement de 25% du coût du projet de la part du CUTRIC-CRITUC.

Ce projet dirigé par le CUTRIC-CRITUC, a été rendu possible grâce à un partenariat entre l’Université de Waterloo avec le professeur Xianguo Li en tant que chercheur principal; l'Université de Western Ontario; Ballard Power Systems Inc.; et StarPower ON Systems Inc. et cofinancé par le Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (CRSNG).

« Les partenariats de recherche du CRSNG soutiennent des collaborations qui permettent à de nouvelles percées scientifiques d’être appliquer à un large éventail de nouvelles applications », a déclaré Marc Fortin, vice-président, Partenariats de recherche, Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada. « Cette recherche jouera un rôle clé dans l'engagement du Canada pour lutter contre les changements climatiques et permettra à Ballard Power Systems de conserver une position de leader dans un domaine de plus en plus concurrentiel et important dans la technologie de l'énergie propre. »

Dr. Xianguo Li’s Laboratory

Dr. Xianguo Li’s Laboratory

« Ballard Power Systems est ravi de participer à ce projet financé par le Canada qui collabore avec les chercheurs de renommée mondiale dans le domaine des piles à combustible, les docteurs Li et Sun, et leurs équipes à l'Université de Waterloo et Western University », a déclaré Alan Young, Ingénieur de recherche à Ballard. « Ce projet se concentre sur les domaines clés requis par l’industrie des piles à combustible ; et la nouvelle classe de matériaux catalytiques à être développé promet de fournir la technologie nécessaire pour nous propulser vers la prochaine génération de produits pour les piles à combustible. »

Au cours des quatre prochaines années, ce projet développera une recherche de classe mondiale sur les technologies de pile à combustible de prochaine génération pour les applications de transport en commun et d'automobile. Sachant que les émissions des véhicules ont le plus grand impact sur l’environnement et le plus grand risque pour la santé en ville, cette étude porte sur la technologie des piles à combustible à zéro émission pour les véhicules de transport en commun pouvant être utilisée dans: les systèmes de propulsion par pile à l’hydrogène; systèmes d'alimentation électrique / de propulsion à batterie avec pile à combustible permettant une autonomie, en terme de kilomètres parcourus, plus importante ; et des systèmes d'alimentation électrique / de propulsion avec hybrides électriques à pile à combustible. La recherche porte sur la technologie des piles à combustible PEM (membrane d'électrolyte polymère) et sur les défis techniques liés au coût et à la durabilité avec des opérations à charge variable.

« Nous sommes très heureux de collaborer avec le CUTRIC-CRITUC ainsi que les partenaires universitaires, gouvernementaux et industriels pour ce projet qui nous permettra de développer la technologie de pile à combustible de prochaine génération afin de maintenir le leadership du Canada dans le domaine des technologies de l’énergie propre. De plus, ce projet soutiendra la formation de 14 étudiants diplômés, boursiers postdoctoraux, attachés de recherche et stagiaires d’été possédant des compétences très recherchées », a déclaré Xianguo Li, professeur en génie mécanique à l’Université de Waterloo.

« Le résultat principal associé au projet devrait être le développement de piles à combustible peu onéreuses, hautement performantes et durables, offrant une capacité de densité de puissance élevée », explique Petrunic. « Cette technologie constituera la base de la technologie de pile à combustible PEM durable et rentable, pouvant être déployée pour les applications automobiles et de transport en commun. »

« L'adoption des piles à combustible pour les véhicules, les autobus et les trains en Ontario et partout au Canada contribuera à atteindre les objectifs nationaux et mondiaux en matière de changement climatique », a déclaré Petrunic.

 « De plus, ce projet contribuera à la création d'emplois hautement qualifiés dans le domaine de la mobilité et de l'hydrogène et démarquera le Canada sur le plan mondial dans le domaine de la technologie de la pile à combustible à l’hydrogène », a conclu Petrunic. « Les gouvernements de l’Ontario et du Canada collaborent avec les partenaires du projet qui font preuve de leadership en matière d’innovation technologique et s’assurent qu’une main-d’œuvre qualifiée est prête pour les possibilités futures. »


À propos du Consortium de recherche et d’innovation en transport urbain au Canada

CUTRIC-CRITUC est un consortium d'innovation composé de membres qui s'associe à des partenaires de l'industrie, du transport en commun et du monde universitaire pour mettre au point la prochaine génération de technologies de mobilité intelligente à faible émission de carbone. Son mandat consiste à faire progresser l'innovation dans le secteur des transports au Canada, à créer des emplois et à réduire considérablement les émissions de GES.

 

Contacts:

Maureen Shuell

Communications, CUTRIC - CRITUC

maureen.shuell@cutric-crituc.org

(416) 898-5600

Matthew Grant

Directeur des relations avec les médias

Université de Waterloo

matthew.grant@uwaterloo.ca

Bureau: 519-888-4451

Cell: 226-929-7627

 

Congratulations to Our Member, Viriciti!

Congratulations to our member, Viriciti, for expanding its North American footprint!

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ViriCiti offers an online platform to support transit operators with real-time insights into their fleet. By combining charging infrastructure with electric and non-electric vehicles in one platform, the company is streamlining the transition to all-electric fleets and working to drive the global transition to zero-emission transport. Link to the full press release is below. 

https://viriciti.pr.co/170899-clean-tech-company-viriciti-raises-6-25-million-to-expand-into-the-north-american-market


Félicitations à notre membre Viriciti pour avoir agrandit son empreinte nord-américaine!

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ViriCiti offre une plateforme en ligne pour aider les opérateurs de transport en commun à gérer des informations reçues en temps réel sur leur flotte. En combinant sur une même plateforme les données d’infrastructure de recharge pour véhicules électriques et non électriques, ViriCiti simplifie la transition vers des flottes 100% électriques et aide la transition mondiale vers un transport sans émission. Le lien vers le communiqué de presse complet se trouve ci-dessous.

https://viriciti.pr.co/170899-clean-tech-company-viriciti-raises-6-25-million-to-expand-into-the-north-american-market

CUTRIC Staff Honoured with Awards & Nominations for Leadership & Sustainability

November 7, 2018 - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) congratulates three of its team members on being recognized as leaders in sustainability.

This month,

  • CUTRIC’s Executive Director & C.E.O, Dr. Josipa Petrunic, is being awarded as one of Canada's 2018 Top 40 Under 40® for her leadership in building a national technology consortium dedicated to low-carbon smart mobility technologies across Canada.
  • CUTRIC’s National Operations Manager & Project Lead, Kristina Mlakar, is being named a 2018 Corporate Knights Sustainability Top 30 Under 30 recipient for her work in developing a Smart Vehicle Mobility project across five provinces.
  • CUTRIC’s Program Manager, Dr. Anahita Jami, is nominated as a finalist in the ECO Canada Impact Awards, which aims to highlight the work of individuals who demonstrate leadership and commitment to environmental innovation.

“We are proud to have them on our team!” says Sue Connor, Chair of CUTRIC.

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® sponsored by Caldwell Partners and BNN Bloomberg is an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40 in business, innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Josipa Petrunic is being honoured for her leadership advocating for transit’s shift to electric, hydrogen and smart mobility as a way to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Corporate Knights’ Top 30 Under 30 distinguishes individuals under 30 years old who are showing innovative leadership on sustainability issues. Ms. Mlakar leads CUTRIC’s National Smart Vehicle Demonstration and Integration Trial that will integrate fully autonomous and electric shuttles in up to 13 cities across Canada as a “first-mile/ last-mile” solution to overcome accessibility and convenience barriers for ridership.

The ECO Canada Impact Awards recognizes certified environmental professionals who have led ground-breaking projects. Dr. Jami led the development of a new methodology for accurately measuring and comparing greenhouse gas emissions among transit systems in Ontario. “CUTRIC is a place where bright minds are doing great things in advancing low-carbon smart mobility for Canada and the world,” closes Connor.

For more information on the awards:

Top 40 under 40: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-s-next-leaders-2018-top-40-under-40-1.1097343

Video: Dr. Josipa Petrunic, a Top 40 Under 40 honouree and was featured on BNN Bloomberg to discuss transit trends and the future of mobility (4 minute video): https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/technology/video/canada-s-next-leaders-josipa-petrunic-at-the-forefront-of-transit-innovation%7E1474896

Corporate Knights’ Top 30 under 30: https://www.corporateknights.com/reports/2018-30-under-30/unafraid-meet-2018s-top-30-30-sustainability-15415345/

ECO Impact Awards http://awards.eco.ca/about/

CUTRIC is a member-based innovation consortium that partners stakeholders in industry, transit and academia to develop the next-generation of low-carbon smart mobility technologies. Its mandate is to drive forward innovation in transportation across Canada, create jobs by doing so, and lead to significant GHG reductions.

www.cutric-crituc.org

Twitter: @cutric_crituc

Media Contact:

Maureen Shuell

maureen.shuell@cutric-crituc.org

(416) 898-5600 (mobile)



 Le personnel du CUTRIC-CRITUC a été honoré par des prix et des nominations pour son leadership et sa pérennité 


 7 novembre 2018 - Le conseil d'administration du Consortium de recherche et d'innovation en transport urbain (CUTRIC-CRITUC) félicite trois membres de son équipe pour avoir été reconnus comme des leaders en matière de développement durable. 

Ce mois-ci, 

  • Josipa Petrunic, directrice exécutive & PDG du CUTRIC-CIRTUC, a été nommée l'une des personnalités les mieux classées du Top 40 Under 40 du Canada en 2018 pour son leadership dans la création d'un consortium technologique national dédié aux technologies de mobilité intelligente à faible émission de carbone au Canada. 

  • Kristina Mlakar, directrice nationale des opérations et chef de projet du CUTRIC-CRITUC, a été nommée récipiendaire du Prix du Top 30 Under 30 par le Corporate Knights Sustainability pour son travail dans le développement d'un projet de mobilité de véhicule intelligent dans cinq provinces. 

  • La Dre Anahita Jami, gestionnaire de programme du CUTRIC-CRITUC, est nommée finaliste du ECO Canada Impact Awards, qui vise à mettre en valeur le travail de personnes qui font preuve de leadership et d’engagement en matière d’innovation environnementale. 

«Nous sommes fiers de les avoir dans notre équipe!» A déclaré Sue Connor, présidente du conseil d’administration du CUTRIC-CRITUC. 

Le Top 40 Under 40 du Canada, parrainé par Caldwell Partners et BNN Bloomberg, est une reconnaissance annuelle des réalisations exceptionnelles de 40 Canadiens exceptionnels âgés de moins de 40 ans dans les domaines des affaires, de l’innovation et de l’entreprenariat. Josipa Petrunic est honorée pour son leadership, elle a travaillé pour le passage du transport en commun à la mobilité électrique, à l’hydrogène et l’implantation de véhicules intelligents, comme moyen de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre au Canada. 

Le Top 30 Under 30 de Corporate Knights Sustainability distingue les moins de 30 ans qui font preuve d’un leadership innovant en matière de développement durable. Mme Mlakar dirige le projet national de démonstration et d’intégration de véhicules intelligents du CUTRIC-CRITUC, qui intégrera des navettes entièrement autonomes et électriques dans un maximum de 13 villes au Canada en tant que solution «du premier/dernier kilomètre» pour surmonter les obstacles en termes d’accessibilité et de commodité. 

Les ECO Canada Impact Awards rendent hommage aux professionnels de l'environnement certifiés qui ont dirigé des projets novateurs. La Dre Jami a dirigé l'élaboration d'une nouvelle méthodologie permettant de mesurer et de comparer avec précision les émissions de gaz à effet de serre entre les systèmes de transport en commun en Ontario. 

«Le CUTRIC-CRITUC est un endroit où les esprits brillants font de grandes choses pour faire progresser la mobilité intelligente à faibles émissions de carbone pour le Canada et le monde», a conclu Madame Connor. 

Pour plus d'informations sur les prix: 

Top 40 under 40: 

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-s-next-leaders-2018-top-40-under-40-1.1097343 

Vidéo: La Dr. Josipa Petrunic, lauréate du Top 40 Under 40 et présenté sur BNN Bloomberg pour discuter des tendances en matière de transport en commun et de l'avenir de la mobilité (vidéo de 4 minutes): 

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/technology/video/canada-s-next-leaders-josipa-petrunic-at-the-forefront-of-transit-innovation%7E1474896 

Corporate Knights’ Top 30 under 30: 

https://www.corporateknights.com/reports/2018-30-under-30/unafraid-meet-2018s-top-30-30-sustainability-15415345/ 

ECO Impact Awards 

http://awards.eco.ca/about/ 

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Dr. Josipa Petrunic a part of BNN Bloomberg's 2018 Top 40 Under 40 in Canada

BNN Bloomberg, in partnership with executive search firm Caldwell Partners announced the 2018 class of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 on Wednesday, shining a spotlight on some of the nation’s top young innovators and entrepreneurs.

“It’s easy to understand why we recognize and honour the Top 40 — they are truly remarkable young women and men, who are experts in their fields and passionate about their work and communities,” Elan Pratzer, managing partner for Canada at Caldwell said in a statement.

“I also thank our program partners for their commitment. They understand that when we honour young leaders, it builds a sense of responsibility in them to be bold but thoughtful, and to contribute to our national economic and social vigour.”

The recipients will be honoured at a gala in Toronto on Nov. 21 and will also be featured in exclusive BNN Bloomberg interviews throughout the summer.

Full link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canada-s-next-leaders-2018-top-40-under-40-1.1097343

Media Advisory / Avis aux médias: Technology Innovation Forum Low-Carbon Smart Mobility in Montreal (June 21-22)

CUTRIC is holding its 2nd Biennial Technology Innovation Forum: Low-Carbon Smart Mobility in Montreal, Quebec, to bring together innovators finding low-carbon innovators for transit and mobility options.

CRITUC tiendra son 2e Forum biennal d'innovation technologique: la mobiliteé intelligente à faible eémission de carbone à Montréal, au Québec, pour rassembler les innovateurs de la mobilité au Canada.

Nova Bus pleased with the launch of electric bus integration plan in Canada

In a recent press release, North America’s leading provider of electric vehicles for public transportation Nova Bus has announced a Canada-wide integration plan for their buses and charging stations will be implemented in public transit systems across the nation. The new fleet will be the first of its kind internationally. The project was completed in collaboration with the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).

Read the full Collision Repair Mag article.

Ontario begins first-of-its-kind, $40M electric bus tests

The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) with its partners in Brampton and the Regional Municipality of York, have launched the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial: Phase I. The trials are part of a national coordinated effort to advance zero emissions transit technology.

The project combines manufacturers, transit agencies, utilities, funding partners, research teams and technology developers to ensure a world-leading demonstration trial with TransLink in Vancouver, B.C., and now with Brampton Transit and the Regional Municipality of York, with Brampton Transit the first to initiate and champion the national trial planning process back in 2016.

“With this visionary funding investment, we are launching the Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration & Integration Trial: Phase I – which has a national project value of $40 Million and encompasses 18 standardized and interoperable electric buses, seven standardized and interoperable overhead chargers, and on five routes in three cities,” says CUTRIC Executive Director & CEO Josipa Petrunic. “Today’s funding announcement by the Province of Ontario is building the future of low-carbon smart mobility in this country.”

Read the full article here.

Ontario's First Electric Buses Arriving in 2019

Ontario is reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of municipal transit systems by launching a new pilot program to test electric battery-powered buses on Brampton and York Region streets. This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market.

Steven Del Duca, Minister of Economic Development and Growth made the announcement today in Newmarket.

The province is supporting the purchase of 14 electric buses and four charging stations for transit systems in York Region and Brampton. The Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), a green transportation group, is coordinating the projects. The buses are expected to begin service in 2019.

Read the full article here.

CUTRIC launches $40M Pan-Canadian electric bus trial

The Pan-Canadian Electric Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial: Phase I was launched at TransLink in Vancouver as part of a national coordinated effort to advance zero emissions transit technology, spear-headed by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC).

The $40-million project encompasses 18 standardized and interoperable electric buses, seven standardized and interoperable overhead chargers, and five routes in three cities, said CUTRIC Executive Director & CEO Josipa Petrunic.

Read the full Green Car Congress article.

TransLink to test quick-charging electric buses on its route 100 along Marine Drive

Call it the people’s Tesla. TransLink is set to embark on a two-and-a-half-year trial that will see the transit authority test electric batteries on four buses on its route 100 that takes commuters along Marine Drive through Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster. The trial will see battery-charging stations installed at two ends of the route: one at Marpole Loop, and the other at the 22nd Avenue SkyTrain station.

The project comes as part of an effort being led across Canada by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), and TransLink said it will allow them to look at a way to keep emissions down while also providing an efficient trip for commuters.

Read the full Global News article.