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.


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


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June 17

IP Committee meeting

9:00am – 10:00am

Register and check-in for the Tour of the Markham Energy Storage Facility

9:30am – 9:45am

Audit Committee meeting

10:00am – 11:00am

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

10:00am – 3:00pm

Board of Directors meeting

11:00am – 3:00pm

Trade Show setup

11:00am – 3:00pm

CUTRIC Annual General Meeting (Members only)

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Cocktails and Trade Show

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Dinner Buffet


  • Deepak Anand, MP
  • Kirk Burcar, New Flyer
5:30pm – 7:30pm
June 18

Registration, Breakfast, and Trade Show Opens

7:15am – 8:00am

Welcome Address & Introduction to Keynote Speaker


  • Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CUTRIC
8:00am – 8:20am

Opening Keynote Address & Fireside Chat with Q&A

  • Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Infrastructure
8:20am – 8:45am

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


  • Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CUTRIC


  • Shanna Knights, Ballard Power Systems
  • Ana Maria Suknovic, Government of Ontario, Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade
  • Kirk Burcar, New Flyer
  • Michel Archambault, Hydrogenics
8:45am – 10:05am

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

  • Ivette Vera-Perez, Mitacs
10:05am – 10:15am

Health Break and Trade Show Event

10:15am – 10:40am

Breakout Session

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


  • Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CUTRIC


  • Kirt Conrad, SARTA
  • Bem Case, TTC
  • Morley Fortier, Winnipeg Transit
  • Dave Partington, Tok Group

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


  • Parvathy Pillai, CUTRIC


  • Cyril Dufau-Sansot, Hy2Gen
  • Dr. Ofelia A. Jianu, University of Windsor
  • Nader El-Taweel, York University
  • Jane Lingyi Gu, University of Waterloo
  • James Wang, Spurtan Group Ltd.
10:40am – 11:55am

Lunch Keynote: The Mississauga Hydrogen Ecosystem Vision

  • Geoff Marinoff, MiWay
11:55am – 12:40pm

Hydrogen vision in Québec

  • Julie Lafleur – Quebec Government
12:45pm – 12:55pm

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?


  • Parvathy Pillai, CUTRIC


  • Jason Van Geel, Carlsun 7GFUEL
  • John Wilkinson, Greenfield Global
  • Sam McDermott, Enbridge
  • Sheri Dosunmu, Government of Ontario
  • Greg Vezina, Hydrofuel Inc.
1:00pm – 2:15pm

Health Break and Trade Show Event

2:15pm – 2:35pm

Panel 3: Hydrail: Innovation, Experiences and Future


  • Dr. Josipa Petrunic, CUTRIC


  • Daljit Bawa, Ballard Power Systems Inc.
  • Jim Varney, Alstom
  • DI Juergen Zajicek, Austrian Institute of Technology
  • Mohaed A. Hegazi, UBCO
2:35pm – 4:05pm

Breakout Session

Session #3: Hydrogen Applications in Marine and Aviation


  • Robert Stasko


  • Daljit Bawa, Ballard Power Systems
  • Erinn van Wynsberhge, VanWyn Aerospace
  • Rob Harvey, Hydrogenics

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


  • Dr. Josipa Petrunic


  • Kirt Conrad, SARTA
  • Dr. Michael Fowler, University of Waterloo
  • Mike Gomes, Bison Transport
  • Jeff Grant, Zen Clean Energy Solutions
4:05pm – 5:20pm

Cocktails Trade Show

5:00pm – 7:15pm