Carried out within the Hydrogen Airport project led by Air Liquide Canada, Natural Resources Canada and Québec’s Agence de l’efficacité énergétique (AEE) as well as 14 other companies.
The objective of the project is to test several hydrogen technologies to reduce the environmental impact of airports by using clean fuel.
The multidisciplinary student team’s mandate is to develop an airport patrol vehicle. The vehicle must simplify the patrol officers’ work by being tailored to their needs and it must also eliminate polluting emissions by using hydrogen as fuel.
The team adapted a French electric vehicle (Microcar imported by Zenn) to contain the pressurized hydrogen tank and the fuel cell required to produce the electricity that will supply the energy to power the vehicle.
The hydrogen-powered vehicle safety standards were studied and applied to ensure the vehicle was used safely on airport property.