Clean Rail Academic Grant Program (Round 5)


The Clean Rail Academic Grant Program is part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to reduce emissions from the rail sector, and to support research into new and emerging clean rail technologies. The program provides grants to support academic researchers that are developing emission-reduction technologies and practices.

Under Round 5 of the Program, 10 projects will receive a grant of up to $25,000. Below is the list of recipients and projects:

Recipients Project Descriptions
University of Alberta A genetic algorithm approach towards optimizing container placement in intermodal trains for reduced aerodynamic drag
University of British Columbia Hardware-in-the-loop simulation of hybrid hydrogen fuel cell/battery powertrains under real railway duty cycles
University of Windsor Hydrogen enabled low-emissions and fuel efficient diesel engine combustion technology for clean locomotives
University of Waterloo Hydrogen hybrid locomotive and refueling design for Ontario
University of Toronto Hydrail for Clean Rail Transport
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Feasibility studies on novel combined gas turbine and fuel cell systems for clean rail applications
University of Ontario Institute of Technology Active levitation and propulsion system for hyperloop transport
Carleton University Long-term durability and damage tolerance of lightweight materials for Canadian freight railcar applications
Carleton University Multidisciplinary framework for the design optimization of eco-efficient freight railcars
Université du Québec à Rimouski Application of new technologies to improve energy efficiency of rail transport
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