SECTION 01 | ENERGY 68 05 NEW FUEL CELL MEMBRANE BEATS STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY Fuel cells can efficiently produce electricity with low or no emissions, with applications from zero-emission vehicles, to off-grid power generation and portable power for electronic devices. The project PSUMEA-2 focussed on developing lower cost and more reliable alternative membranes for PEM fuel cells and PEM electrolysers, compared to the market-established Nafion membrane. The innovative membrane reduces stack costs by 20%, requires a 30% smaller cooling system, minimises cooling costs by almost 70%, and is more robust at high temperatures. The PSUMEA-3 project will continue this promising research with the ultimate goals of scale-up and the facilitation of market access. GERMANY SECTION 04 69 06 ADDÉNERGIE’S SMART INFRASTRUCTURE FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC VEHICLES Canada’s AddÉnergie is developing new and innovative technologies that contribute to the growth of the country’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, such as fast-charging stations, curbside stations for city streets and residential chargers. This infrastructure relies on AddÉnergie’s Charging Station Network Management System, a cloud-based management system that enables the company to provide a highly reliable service across the network. To date, AddÉnergie has deployed over 4,500 charging stations and 3,500 residential chargers, all connected to the central system. The project has led to better market awareness, an increased understanding of needs and expectations of drivers and charging station owners, and a clarified business model for operating charging stations. CANADA TRANSPORTATION Used with permission from AddÉnergie Technologies Inc.