A controlled atmosphere room for hydrogen technologies opened on November 10, 2004 at the NRC Fuel Cell Innovation Institute, on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia.
This one-of-a-kind public facility is expected to allow companies and researchers to experiment and evaluate vehicles and stationary power systems powered by hydrogen under varying climatic conditions.
The opening of this facility constitutes an important step towards the marketing of products related to hydrogen and fuel cells.
The temperature, humidity and atmospheric pressure of the test room can be adjusted to simulate conditions ranging from the aridity of the desert to the coolness of the high mountains, or even the humidity of the tropics. In addition, the volume of the room is sufficient to accommodate a complete vehicle on which a chassis dynamometer can be attached.
This installation 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