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    MRT™ is a Center of Excellence of


    NORAM


    NORAM is an independent engineering and technology company based in Vancouver, BC. The company has made its mark internationally by designing proprietary systems for the chemicals, metallurgical, and pulp and paper industries. As well as being a shareholder in MRT™, NORAM has been a supporter and contributor to MRT™'s technology since the early stages of the proof-of-concept work. The company's credibility and experience in commercializing technologies will be crucial in the realization of MRT™'s objectives.  NORAM and its fabrication arm, Axton, have been directly involved in building the commercial FBMR units supplied by MRT™. An equity partner since MRT™'s inception, NORAM acquired 100% ownership of MRT™ in late 2010.




    PROJECT PARTNERS


    UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

    UBC's University-Industry Liaison Office (UILO) is the link between industry and the university’s research resources and technology opportunities. UILO builds strategic partnerships with industry, targeting opportunities for collaborative research and commercialization. Its high measure of expertise and breadth of services enable it to identify tailored solutions to industry needs in the life sciences, physical sciences and information technology sectors.

    The university continues to support MRT™ by providing research and technical services, pilot plant testing, and facilities.  In addition, researchers in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, led by Professors John Grace and Jim Lim continue to work on modeling, alternate reactor configurations, improved membranes, and alternative feedstocks.

    TOKYO GAS

     

    Tokyo has been developing fixed bed membrane reactors for about a decade.  It is the largest natural gas supplier in Japan.  It has partnered with MRT™ to improve membrane assisted reforming and to develop sorbent-enhanced reformers.


    LINDE


    Linde, the worldwide industrial gases and technology company, is a leader in the developing global hydrogen energy market. Linde is a partner with MRT™ in a major demonstration project funded by the US Government. Linde brings to the project their knowledge and experience of the hydrogen industry as well their technical oversight on matters of safety, reliability, codes and standards.

    ERGENICS CORPORATION

    Ergenics is a developer of innovative hydride materials, catalysts and hydride-based products for hydrogen storage and for other applications in the automotive and other industrial and commercial markets.  Ergenics is a partner with MRT™ and Linde in the USDOE-funded demonstration of the integration of MRT™’s Membrane Reforming process with Ergenics’s metal hydride-based thermal compression technology.