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Access to talent unlocks solutions in clean tech

The Team

In 2017, BC-based Hydra Energy hired then-Mitacs intern Patrick Steiche, who helped them develop a breakthrough retrofit kit that enables trucking companies to convert their diesel vehicles to cleaner hydrogen, reducing emissions up to 40 percent. Shortly after, Steiche was hired full time and later became the company’s Director of Innovation. He now leads a team — which includes Mitacs interns — that is working to increase the consumption of hydrogen in the dual-fuel engine technology with the goal of further reducing emissions.

We are very fortunate in Vancouver to have a wealth of talent in the hydrogen space. For start-ups like Hydra, the financial support that Mitacs provides allows us to access that talent pool in a meaningful way to assist Hydra’s innovation efforts.” — Patrick Steiche, Director of Innovation, Hydra Energy


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Mitacs Team
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