International Expo and Conference
June 17 - 19, 2024   |   Vancouver

Sneak Preview

hy-fcell Exhibitor Insights

In the run up to the event, we will ask our exhibitors why a visit to their booth at hy-fcell Canada is worthwhile. We want to know what expertise they have and what highlights they will present in Vancouver.

In this Sneak Preview, they provide some insights. Then we share this with you!

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Sneak Preview 2023

AVL Fuel Cell Canada

Custom Fuel Cell Stack Engineering

AVL Fuel Cell Canada (“AVL FCC”) was founded in 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. We are the global center of excellence for PEM fuel cell stacks of AVL, one of the world’s leading mobility technology companies.

We work with leading OEMs targeting the development of new or the improvement of existing PEM fuel cell stack designs for a wide range of applications, including automotive, heavy duty, marine, and aviation. Our stack designs offer industry-leading performance and cost, and provide customers access to the best supplier technologies.

Our service portfolio includes:

► Consulting & requirements engineering
► Modeling & simulation
► Custom-engineering of stack components and complete fuel cell stacks
► Stack prototyping
► Testing services, from sub-scale to full-size stacks
► Fuel cell degradation & failure analysis
► Benchmarking of stack materials, components, and complete stacks

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the AVL Fuel Cell Canada team at their booth 22 on June 5-7, 2023!


Metallic Bipolar Plates

CellForm manufactures metallic bipolar flow plates for electrolysers and fuel cells. They developed an all new way to manufacture bipolar plates with the most sophisticated and advantageous design and shape. The flow plates provide unique conditions in the stack for the best possible stack power and efficiency. CellForm offers their customers an individual plate design for their hydrogen application.

At CellForm, they develop everything in-house. From their own presses, their tools to our welding machines. This allows to perfectly match everything to produce the most efficient bipolar plates. They have successfully implemented projects in a wide variety of industries using stainless steel, titanium and aluminum.

The manufacturing process is also very easy to scale up to meet the increasing demand and to achieve the lowest price possible.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the CellForm team at their booth 28 on June 5-7, 2023!

Coatema Coating Machinery

Operation of green hydrogen systems

With over 20 years of experience in fuel cells and electrolyzers, Coatema offers a range of concepts, from A4 S2S systems to integrated R2R production solutions. Their expertise in membrane electrode assembly and precision coating processes ensures high accuracy and precise tension control for different procedures, providing the ultimate process solutions for their customers’ products.

At Coatema, they are proud to be a leading provider of state-of-the-art coating equipment solutions for fuel cells and electrolyzers. The company understands that coating is essential for the efficient and reliable operation of green hydrogen systems. With over twenty years of experience in the fuel cells and electrolyzer market, Coatema has developed close partnerships with leading research institutions around the world. This has allowed Coatema to become a trusted and competent partner for the entire process of fuel cell and electrolyzer development, from initial R&D and pilot runs, to serial production.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the Coatema team at their booth 15 on June 5-7, 2023!

Graebener BPT

Customized production lines for metal bipolar plates

Graebener® Bipolar Plate Technologies (BPT) is part of Graebener® Maschinentechnik, a medium-sized, family owned machine building company with locations in Germany, USA and China as well as various international representatives. For 20 years, Graebener® BPT has been one of the first companies to focus on the research and development of hydroforming-based manufacturing processes for bipolar plates. With its Bipolar Plate Technologies division, the company has dedicated itself to setting the quality standard for bipolar plate maufacturing technologies. To achieve this, Graebener® BPT develops innovative processes that help to manufacture components of fuel cells and electrolyzers that are tailor-made, integrable, scalable and thus economically efficient.

Graebener® BPT accompanies all strategically important steps towards the optimally designed production plant: Starting from engineering with a view to plate design and plant technology via prototyping and pre-buy service in the in-house application lab up to the customized production plant or line.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the Graebener BPT team at their booth 32 on June 5-7, 2023!


Fueling the Drive to Hydrogen

HTEC works across the clean hydrogen value chain, developing, integrating, and operating clean hydrogen energy solutions in strategic North American markets to enable the transportation sector’s transition to a low-carbon future.

HTEC is planning and building multiple clean hydrogen production facilities across Canada including the development of three plants in BC, with the first expected to begin operations by 2024. These facilities will supply HTEC’s growing network of hydrogen fueling stations which will target both light- and heavy-duty transport.

Additionally, the company facilitates the transition of medium- and heavy-duty fleets to zero-emission vehicles in Canada and the US. Currently, HTEC is a key partner in several large consortium projects, providing hydrogen fueling solutions and services in Alberta, California, and Washington for medium- and heavy-duty transportation.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the HTEC team at their booth 5 on June 5-7, 2023!

Matthews International

Merged Capabilities

With decades of experience mastering more than 50 types of coating technologies, and as a full-service provider of calender, embossing, and rotary processing systems in standard and custom designs, Matthews Engineering leverages their inventive spirit and technological expertise to accelerate the mass market adoption of hydrogen fuel cells.

With Terrella Energy Systems, they offer you primarily stack ready bipolar plates and prototype development. For the continuous roll-to-roll process, SAUERESSIG is your reliable equipment supplier – from embossing and cutting roller development and manufacturing to complete machinery equipment for both graphite and metal bipolar plates. Their solutions lead the industry to the next generation of BPP automated production lines.

Together with OLBRICH, Matthews Engineering offers seamlessly integrated equipment lines for CCM fabrication as well as a comprehensive portfolio for refining the GDL. Whether applying an adhesive or cutting in a defined shape – they provide best fitting machinery customized to your process demands.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the Matthews Engineering team at their booth 9 on June 5-7, 2023!

Oetiker Schweiz

Fuel Cell Stack Fastening

Challenges such as contact pressure, load distribution, sealing, and durability require a precisely controlled assembly to reliably secure the fuel cell stack in prototype to high-volume production scenarios.

With decades of experience in automotive fastening of large tanks to smaller high-temperature exhaust aftertreatment systems, Oetiker is the ideal partner for your fastening challenges.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the Oetiker team at their booth 35 on June 5-7, 2023!

Pankl Turbosystems

Innovation products

Pankl’s fuel cell air supply (FCAS) systems support the next generation of high-performance fuel cells from 80kW to 300kW and are recognized for their superior mass/size ratio. They are optimized for transient response and start-stop operation.
Design innovations such as high-efficiency air foil bearings, ultra-high-speed permanent magnet synchronous motors (PMSM), and leading-edge inverter technology increase stack power density as well as generate significant power gains.
Bespoke high-efficiency compressor and expander stages guarantee the best boosting strategy for all fuel cell operating conditions.

The ultra-high-speed PMSM and aerodynamic air bearing system ensure exceptional transient response to powertrain torque demand. The addition of a wide-range compressor simultaneously improves low-end and expands high-end performance. Pankl inverters support advanced boosting and energy recovery strategies concurrently.

Pankl electric motor and inverter system designs support the implementation of FCAS units into a wide range of electric system architectures, from 400V to 800V.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the Pankl Turbosystems GmbH team at their booth 25 on June 5-7, 2023!


Extremely small footprint

With over 45 years’ experience in pressure swing adsorption and rotary PSA design, manufacturing, sales, and support, the SILO team has optimized SILO PSA for price, performance, and RAS (reliability, availability, serviceability).

SILO PSA technology combines a proprietary single rotary distributor to eliminate over 50 process valves associated with comparable conventional PSA equipment and an integrated flow design to replace over 30 pipe spools with flow channels built into the distributor assembly. The result is lower CapEx, greater reliability, and an extremely compact system.

SILO PSA features an extremely small footprint and also available in a low profile version suitable for containerized equipment applications. SILO PSA is ideal for hydrogen production and biogas upgrading as well as CO2 capture and helium recovery. Custom inquiries welcome!

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the SILO PSA team at their booth on June 5-7, 2023!

Trade Commissioner Service | Service des délégués commerciaux

Go Global

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) helps Canadian businesses of all sizes succeed in international markets with export advisory services, funding and accelerator programs. With a presence in more than 160 cities worldwide, the TCS can help you go global. Trade Commissioners from around the world will be present at hy-fcell Canada, ready to meet with export ready Canadian companies to discuss business development opportunities.

We can help you find the right export destination for you!

Le monde à votre portée

Le Service des délégués commerciaux (SDC) aide les entreprises canadiennes de toutes tailles à réussir à l’international, grâce à des services-conseils en exportation, du financement et des programmes d’accélérateurs. Grâce à sa présence dans plus de 160 villes du monde entier, le SDC vous aidera à vous lancer à l’international. Des délégués commerciaux du monde entier seront présents à hy-fcell Canada, afin de rencontrer les entreprises canadiennes prêtes à exporter et discuter des possibilités de développement commercial.

On peut vous aider à trouver la destination d’exportation qui vous convient !

Learn more | En savoir plus

⏩ Visit the TCS team at their booth 4 on June 5-7, 2023!
| Rendez visite à l’équipe du TCS au stand 4 du 5 au 7 juin 2023 !

TECO 2030

Europe’s first Giga production

TECO 2030 is building up Europe’s first Giga production facility of hydrogen PEM fuel cell stacks and modules in Narvik, Norway. The production capacity will be built up through 2023 and early 2024, targeting an output capacity of 120 MW of fuel cells in 2024, 400 MW in 2025 and 1.6 GW in 2030.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the TECO 2030 team at their booth 23 on June 5-7, 2023!

Weil Technology North America

Solutions for Bipolar Plates

Weil Technology, a leader in metal processing solutions, can help you with your production of bipolar plates. Whether it’s a prototype test system for laser welding, a short batch production run, or a full production equipment line, we have the solutions you need to efficiently produce your fuel cell system.

In addition to Weil Technology’s expertise in laser cutting and laser welding, coating and final testing technology are important factors in the production of bipolar plates. Weil Technology is part of the German Fuel Cell Cooperation, partnering together with VON ARDENNE and ZELTWANGER (who specialize in those additional functions) to offer you a complete production line for manufacturing bipolar plates. Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the three companies for each step in the process chain and get the complete fuel cell solution tailored to your application.

Want to learn more ?

⏩ Visit the Weil Technology North America team at their booth 21 on June 5-7, 2023!