Hydrogen Fuel Battery Research

According to Canada Energy Regulator, Canada will produce nearly 14 MT of hydrogen by 2050. Climate Positive Energy is keen on advancing the University of Toronto’s hydrogen agenda by supporting cutting edge technologies of the future. These include novel hydrogen production methods such as pyrolysis or innovative polymer membranes for more efficiency.

  • 3D flow fields for enhanced mass transport in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells For the remainder of Eric’s PhD studies, he plans to explore the impacts of gravity on liquid water accumulation and performance degradation in low-temperature hydrogen fuel cells. He will also characterize the potential of porous flow fields with tailored microstructures and surface treatments on liquid water management in fuel cells via CT imaging. Eric’s research goals are to contribute to… Read More
  • Enhancing Mass Transport in Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Electrolyzer for Effective Hydrogen production Alexandre is a postdoctoral fellow at UofT in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He holds a Master’s degree and Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jeonju University, South Korea. In 2022, he was awarded postdoctoral fellowship by Climate Positive Energy to conduct research on improving mass transport in polymer electrolyte membrane electrolyzer for clean hydrogen production. Read More
  • Novel approach for sustainable hydrogen production Mehran, in collaboration with lab members under the supervision of Professor Thomson, developed a new method of methane decomposition to produce hydrogen without any direct CO2 emissions. In addition to hydrogen, he assesses solid carbon particles produced in this process to modify their properties, suitable for different industries and applications like steelmaking and cement reinforcement. Read More