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Hydrogen for Sustainable Northern Communities Forum

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North Bay Ontario

Canadore College, School of Aviation

55 Aviation Avenue

North Bay, ON


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Interested in hydrogen-based energy solutions for the North?

On June 27, join us at the Hydrogen for Sustainable Northern Communities Forum, hosted by HBC and Invest North Bay Development Corporation. Learn about the emerging solutions that hydrogen offers for transportation, energy storage, and industrial applications – all in the context of Northern needs and opportunities. A comprehensive slate of speakers will share their knowledge as they represent northern communities, active pilot projects, fuel cell and hydrogen generation technologies, and multi-level government involvements.

Some examples:

  • Al McDonald, Mayor of North Bay - welcome keynote

  • Ontario-based technology suppliers - eg: Next Hydrogen, Hydrogenics and Wajax

  • Experts on hydrogen fuelling networks and supporting infrastructure

  • Hydrogen experts on rail transportation, mining and other heavy-duty vehicles

  • Presentation on the emerging role for hydrogen in hybrid airships as freight carriers

  • Experts on hydrogen-supported energy microgrids and back-up power

A full day of learning and sharing will include lunch and networking opportunities.

A pre-event Meet & Greet Reception and Networking Mixer is planned on the evening of June 26th. See agenda below for details.

NOTE: we now have a finalized speakers agenda - please scroll down

Accommodation options will be sent to registrants - including conference rates at local hotels. A summary of hotels offering such rates is at the very bottom of the final agenda (scroll to the end)

For more information contact the organizers at: contact@H2GTA.ca

June 27, 2017 - North Bay - Forum Program

June 26, 2017 – North Bay, ON

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Networking Reception & Pub Night in North Bay – at the ‘Raven and Republic Bar and Bistro’

246 1st Ave. W, 2nd floor (parking at rear of restaurant or nearby at Caisse Populaire parking lot)

A welcome address from Gordon Potts, MPP for Toronto Beaches and Parliamentary Assistant for the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)

Forum Program - North Bay, Canadore College, Aviation Campus

8:00 AM, June 27, 2017

Registration and Networking


8:30 AM

Pre – program H2 primer “Hydrogen Basics and Demonstration” – Ry Smith, Change Energy

9:00 AM – Official Program Begins

Welcome to North Bay – Mayor Al McDonald

Greetings from Vic Fedeli, MPP Nipissing

Welcome & Introduction to Hydrogen Business Council of Canada (HBC) – Matthew Fairlie

9:15 AM

Session 1: Transportation in the North

Session Chair: Al MacDonald, Mayor

  • How Ontario fuel cell technology is decarbonizing trains and buses in Europe and Asia, Bob Oliver, Tech KO
  • Hydrogen Airships for the North – Barry Prentice, CEO, BASI
  • The Role for Hydrogen in Long Haul Trucking – TBD, Ballard Systems

10:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK – and Networking

10:15 AM

Session 2: Industrial Applications

Session Chair: Dave Smits, Induspec Engineering

  • Forklifts – Sajith Manikath, WAJAX
  • Canadian Tire Distribution Centres – Shane Day, CleanFuel Technologies; David Haberman, IF LLC
  • Hydrogen Mine Introduction Initiative – Gilles LeBlanc, (CANMET)
  • Hydrogen power in Mining – Brant Peppley, Queens University

11:15 AM

Session 3: Micro Grids in the North

Session Chair: Richard Worsfold, OCE (Ontario Centres of Excellence)

  • Hydrogen in Nuclear – Bob Holmes, CNL (Canadian National Laboratories)
  • Hydrogen in Mining Communities – Pierre Rivard, TUGLIQ
  • Hydrogen in Remote Communities – Dr. Azadeh Maroufmashat , University of Waterloo

12:00 PM

LUNCH – Buffet Style

Hyundai Tucson FCEV “Ride and Drive”, Forklift demo

1:00 PM

Session 4: Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

Session Chair: TBD, OSPE (Ontario Society of Professional Engineers)

  • Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure “A Global Perspective” – Matt Fairlie, Next Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Infrastructure Modeling – Ry Smith, Change Energy
  • Northern Hydrogen Hub – Michael Stemp, Next Hydrogen
  • Promoting a national network of hydrogen refueling stations, Bob Oliver FCEV Coalition

2:00 PM

Session 5: Open Forum discussion – questions & comments from attendees

Session Chair: Robert Stasko, Science Concepts International

2:30 PM


2:45 PM

Session 5: Supporting Hydrogen Initiatives

Session Chair: George Burton, Canadore College

  • Hydrogen Safety, Codes & Standards – A. V. Tchouvelev
  • Hydrogen Technician Certification and the Role of Colleges – Shane Day, CleanFuel Technologies
  • Ontario’s EHVAP and Cap & Trade programs – Alexander Leonard, Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)

3:30 PM

WRAP-UP – Matthew Fairlie

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Networking Opportunity, Hyundai Tucson “Ride and Drive”, Forklift demo


Comfort Inn Airport - 120$

Comfort Inn Lakeshore - 105$

Super 8 - 100$

Travelodge Lakeshore - 110$

Canadore College Residence - 75$

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