Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

July 23, 2012 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Funds Research and Development at Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 23, 2012) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announces that Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) has been granted funding to improve the facilities of the Institut de recherche sur l'hydrogène (IRH) it founded in 1994.

"The Government of Canada is giving a real boost to research and development today by funding the activities of Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières' Institut de recherche sur l'hydrogène," commented Minister Lebel.

This financial assistance will enable UQTR to build a hydrogen fuelling station, an essential infrastructure to carry out research and technology transfer projects involving the production, storage and use of hydrogen as an energy source to power, among other things, utility vehicles and various stationary applications.

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This funding, granted in the form of an $891,000 non-repayable contribution, has been awarded through Canada Economic Development's Business and Regional Growth program.

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