A Controlled Atmosphere Room for Hydrogen Technologies Opened November 10 at the NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation, on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia.
This unique public facility should enable companies and researchers to test and evaluate fixed hydrogen-fueled vehicles and systems in varying climatic conditions.
The opening of this facility is an important step towards the commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell related products.
The temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure of the test room can be adjusted to simulate conditions ranging from desert aridity to the freshness of high mountains, or tropical humidity. Moreover, the volume of the room is sufficient to accommodate a complete vehicle on which can be fixed a chassis dynamometer.
This facility is the result of a partnership between industry and government. Funding is provided by the National Research Council of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada and Fuel Cells Canada.
source: National Research Council Canada, 10 / 11 / 04 transmitted by the Nicolas Hulot Foundation