MRT™ is a Center of Excellence of
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.
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
University-Industry Liaison Office
(UILO) is the link between industry and the university’s
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
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 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, 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 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
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