Hydrogen Production From Utility-Scale Electrolysis for Fuel Cell Electric Bus Supply in Ontario

Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology is actively pursued as a viable, sustainable and long-term solution for resolving transportation-related emission issues on a global scale. While Canada has a strong presence in this technology space in various parts of the world such as Europe, the USA, and China, hydrogen technology integration at the transit level is still not a reality in this country. CUTRIC’s leadership through the Pan-Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Demonstration & Integration Trial Phase I is enabling Canada to regain its leadership in hydrogen technology innovation by utilizing electrolytic hydrogen as a fuel source. This proposed research project aims to evaluate the technical and economic challenges and opportunities to electrify Ontario’s transit bus networks using hydrogen fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs). The production and storage of hydrogen in Ontario from large-scale power-to-gas technologies will be investigated in order to supply the required hydrogen to power FCEBs. Several models will be tailored and/or developed in this project to study the technical and economic feasibility related to the production of hydrogen to supply FCEBs in Ontario.

Faculty Supervisor:

Hany Farag


Nader El-Taweel;Gouri Barai;Abdullah Sawas;Abdullah Al-Obaidi


Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium


Engineering - computer / electrical


Professional, scientific and technical services


York University



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