Loop Energy offers the most cost-effective, zero-emission solution for heavy-duty vehicles. Whether freight trucks or buses, Loop’s low-cost range extender solution provides a better business case than diesel and battery… without the grime or complexity.

Product Solutions

Loop’s Fuel Cell Range Extender (REX) incorporates the most compact, powerful and economically viable fuel cell power module available in the market today.

Our tough, zero-emission hydrogen REX provides extended range for electric powertrains at significantly lower capital and lifecycle costs versus battery only solutions.

We provide consistent peak power, improved performance, and a competitive total cost of ownership to diesel and battery; without the need for subsidies.

Designed for heavy-duty transit buses, as well as yard or distribution trucks that move freight within ports and nearby distribution centres, Loop’s REX is bringing affordable zero-emissions to urban environments where it is demanded the most.

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The eFlow® Advantage

Loop Energy has solved the economic conundrum of fuel cells.

The differentiator is eFlow® technology – a unique design change that removes 30% of the capital cost of traditional fuel cells.

Patented and industry applauded, Loop’s eFlow® is the first to create uniform current density to maximize power, efficiency and increased durability of the fuel cell. We have unlocked capabilities unachievable by the status quo of fuel cell designs.

Loop’s new vision for heavy-duty vehicles is a clean, tough, high performance, cost-cutting, commercially competitive diesel-replacing power source that’s lab-tested, validated and ready for industrial applications.

Markets

Loop technology will help to build a zero-emissions world. Our focus is providing affordable fuel cell power modules for leading medium-to-heavy duty truck and bus manufacturers who want to gain an edge in the competitive zero-emission industry and eliminate toxic diesel from urban environments. The benefits of Loop’s scalable fuel cell design makes them ideal for all transportation applications.

Port/Distribution Yard Trucks

Ports are mandating alternatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve local air quality. Loop’s record-breaking power density in its REX fuel cell module allows containers to easily move around port terminals/warehouses quickly and efficiently.

On-the-Road Drayage Trucks

Loop’s super-efficient REX fuel cell module allows not only a better performing solution than diesel, but cost competitiveness on a total cost of operation (TCO) basis. We provide more power, increase the range of pure-battery trucks from 60 miles to 200 miles, and reduce fuel time to less than 10 minutes.

Urban Transit Buses

Diesel transit buses are noisy and polluting. Loop’s REX fuel cell module allows transit bus operators to provide a quiet and vibration-free alternative that addresses the ‘range anxiety’ inherent with pure-battery electric heavy-duty buses. Loop’s uniform current also enhances system longevity and durability.

About Loop

Loop is a privately-held company whose advancements are the result of 20 years of research and collaboration among the most creative, determined minds in science, engineering, clean tech and the automotive industry. Located in Vancouver Canada, the epicenter of the global fuel cell industry, Loop is committed to providing commercially viable zero-emissions solutions to meet our customers needs.

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Management Team

Ben Nyland
President & CEO
Ben has been President & CEO of Loop Energy since 2015, following three years as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining Loop, Ben was founder and President of Rampworth Capital Services, a boutique management consultancy firm that assisted early stage technology companies mature across all business functions from engineering to operations to finance, leading to increased value and opportunities for liquidity. Ben has also held key leadership positions with Exro Technologies and Maclean Group Marketing, and holds a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.


Rob Kolmel
Director, Supply Chain
Robert is responsible for all Supply Chain functions at Loop Energy. He has successfully managed product commercialization and cost reduction programs in the automotive, clean technology and aerospace industries. Prior to joining Loop in 2016, Robert held senior management positions in Supply Chain, Finance and Program Management in companies such as CHC Helicopter, Azure Dynamics and Ballard Power Systems.


Dr. Sean MacKinnon
Chief Scientist
Dr. MacKinnon is the Chief Scientist at Loop Energy, responsible for technology development. Dr. MacKinnon joined Loop in 2012 after conducting two peer reviews of the company’s eFlow® fuel cell technology and seeing its ability to overcome technical barriers encountered in his earlier career with Ballard Power Systems and General Motors Fuel Cell R&D. In 2009, Dr. MacKinnon joined the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) where he helped to construct a national program for alternative vehicle propulsion technologies. He received his Doctorate in Chemistry from Carleton University and holds 36 patents, with 13 others pending.


Darren Ready
Chief Financial Officer
Darren is responsible for Loop’s financial compliance, strategy and governance. Prior to joining Loop Energy in 2017, Darren held senior financial management roles within a variety of private and public companies in the biotechnology, technology and clean-tech sectors. Darren received his BComm in International Business from the University of Victoria and is a CPA, CMA and currently sits on the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Innovation Committee.


Rob Wingrove
Director, Product Development
Rob has led the product development activities at Loop since 2013. Following thirteen years with Ballard Power Systems, Rob served as Program Manager with Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) - a joint venture of Daimler and Ford Motor Company - leading three generations of fuel cell stack programs from conception to the Mercedes F-Cell fuel cell-powered test cars. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University.


Board of Directors

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt
Chairman of the Board
Andreas is currently a consultant advising leading companies and organizations with their clean energy transportation programs. Previously, he was the CEO/CTO of Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation, a joint venture of Daimler and Ford, where he was responsible for driving fuel cell vehicle commercialization. Prior to that, he led the Hybrid Development Center for DaimlerChrysler, as well as management and engineering roles with Daewoo and BMW. Andreas holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and a Diplom-Ingenieur in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University in Munich, Germany.


Allan Collings
Director
Al is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of ACM Advisors, a leading commercial mortgage fund manager in Canada. Al held senior financial/accounting management positions in Vancouver, Toronto and New York with Rogers Cablevision and British Columbia’s forest industry. Al holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.


David Leger
Founder & Director
David is founder of Loop Energy, co-inventor of Loop Energy’s core technology, holder of three patents, member of the Board of the Canadian Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association, and recent winner of Canada’s Clean16 Award in recognition of his innovations in fuel cell technologies.


Neil Murdoch
Director
Neil is the former President of Aston Hill Asset Management. Prior to that he founded Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc. where, as CEO/President, he raised over $2.5 billion in new assets before being acquired by Aston Hill in 2013. Mr. Murdoch holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, a Bachelor of Law from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Ben Nyland
President & CEO
Ben has been President & CEO of Loop Energy since 2015, following three years as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining Loop, Ben was founder and President of Rampworth Capital Services, a boutique management consultancy firm that assisted early stage technology companies mature across all business functions from engineering to operations to finance, leading to increased value and opportunities for liquidity. Ben has also held key leadership positions with Exro Technologies and Maclean Group Marketing, and holds a Bachelors of Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.

Rob Kolmel
Director, Supply Chain
Robert is responsible for all Supply Chain functions at Loop Energy. He has successfully managed product commercialization and cost reduction programs in the automotive, clean technology and aerospace industries. Prior to joining Loop in 2016, Robert held senior management positions in Supply Chain, Finance and Program Management in companies such as CHC Helicopter, Azure Dynamics and Ballard Power Systems.

Dr. Sean MacKinnon
Chief Scientist
Dr. MacKinnon is the Chief Scientist at Loop Energy, responsible for technology development. Dr. MacKinnon joined Loop in 2012 after conducting two peer reviews of the company’s eFlow® fuel cell technology and seeing its ability to overcome technical barriers encountered in his earlier career with Ballard Power Systems and General Motors Fuel Cell R&D. In 2009, Dr. MacKinnon joined the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) where he helped to construct a national program for alternative vehicle propulsion technologies. He received his Doctorate in Chemistry from Carleton University and holds 36 patents, with 13 others pending.

Darren Ready
Chief Financial Officer
Darren is responsible for Loop’s financial compliance, strategy and governance. Prior to joining Loop Energy in 2017, Darren held senior financial management roles within a variety of private and public companies in the biotechnology, technology and clean-tech sectors. Darren received his BComm in International Business from the University of Victoria and is a CPA, CMA and currently sits on the Richmond Chamber of Commerce Innovation Committee.

Rob Wingrove
Director, Product Development
Rob has led the product development activities at Loop since 2013. Following thirteen years with Ballard Power Systems, Rob served as Program Manager with Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) - a joint venture of Daimler and Ford Motor Company - leading three generations of fuel cell stack programs from conception to the Mercedes F-Cell fuel cell-powered test cars. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University.

Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt
Chairman of the Board
Andreas is currently a consultant advising leading companies and organizations with their clean energy transportation programs. Previously, he was the CEO/CTO of Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation, a joint venture of Daimler and Ford, where he was responsible for driving fuel cell vehicle commercialization. Prior to that, he led the Hybrid Development Center for DaimlerChrysler, as well as management and engineering roles with Daewoo and BMW. Andreas holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and a Diplom-Ingenieur in Industrial Engineering from the Technical University in Munich, Germany.

Allan Collings
Director
Al is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of ACM Advisors, a leading commercial mortgage fund manager in Canada. Al held senior financial/accounting management positions in Vancouver, Toronto and New York with Rogers Cablevision and British Columbia’s forest industry. Al holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.

David Leger
Founder & Director
David is founder of Loop Energy, co-inventor of Loop Energy’s core technology, holder of three patents, member of the Board of the Canadian Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association, and recent winner of Canada’s Clean16 Award in recognition of his innovations in fuel cell technologies.

Neil Murdoch
Director
Neil is the former President of Aston Hill Asset Management. Prior to that he founded Connor, Clark & Lunn Capital Markets Inc. where, as CEO/President, he raised over $2.5 billion in new assets before being acquired by Aston Hill in 2013. Mr. Murdoch holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, a Bachelor of Law from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Our Partners

Loop has engaged with strategic partners, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, suppliers and research institutions who share our mission to reduce toxic diesel emissions from global cities and ports. The following market leaders and government agencies have partnered with Loop to decarbonize supply chains, move freight and passengers more efficiently, and eliminate the use of fossil fuels. We deliver performance, zero-emissions and an economic business case.
Our partners include:

Loop News

Loop Energy Receives Funding From Government of Canada’s Automotive Supplier Innovation Program For Next Generation Fuel Cell Stack
June 6, 2017 - Loop Energy announced that it has been awarded $760,000 from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED).... Read More (PDF)
Loop Secures $760,000 in Funding through GOC Western Innovative (WINN) Initiative
March 20, 2017 - Loop Energy is pleased to announce that it has secured $760,000 in funding through the Government of Canada’s Western Innovative (WINN) Initiative. The funding arrives... Read More (PDF)
Government of Canada Invests in Loop Energy
March 15, 2017 - Loop Energy is one of 12 companies in British Columbia that have been selected for Government of Canada funding under the Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative.... Read More
Loop Selected for 2017 Emerging Rocket CleanTech List
March 3, 2017 - Ready to Rocket is a business recognition program for British Columbia's tech sector that showcases the Revenue Growth Leaders of Tomorrow.... Read More
Loop Energy Introduces Fuel Cell Range Extender for Electric Transport
November 24, 2016 - Loop Energy today introduced a new range-extender (REX) power module for heavy-duty electric transport vehicles. At the core of the module is Loop’s unique fuel cell design which substantially improves performance, durability and cost.... Read More (PDF)
Loop Energy Receives 2016 Innovation Award for Best Zero-Emission Transport Technology
June 7, 2016 - Loop Energy Inc. is pleased to announce that they have received an award for “Innovation in Green Technology” from Corporate Vision (CV) Magazine in recognition of its zero-emission transport technology. The winners will be formally announced in July 2016. ... Read More (PDF)
Loop Energy and CRRC to Develop Zero-Emission Powertrains for Heavy Duty Transport
May 5, 2016 - Loop Energy is pleased to announce a collaboration agreement with Hunan CRRC Times Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of CRRC Corporation Ltd.) to develop zero emission power systems for heavy duty transportation applications.... Read More (PDF)
Loop Energy Wins $7.5M Grant From Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to Deploy Zero-Emissions Truck
March 4, 2016 - Loop Energy is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $7.5 million grant... Read More
Transport trucks with hybrid fuel cell battery powertrain coming to market
March 1, 2016 - Zero emission cars aren’t new; the major automakers have a variety... Read More (PDF)
PowerDisc Announces Name Change to Loop Energy
February 4, 2016 - Company Expands Focus to Zero-Emission Transportation Solutions... Read More (PDF)
Analyzing the Potential Impact of a Cost Reduction in PEM Fuel Cell System Technology
December 9, 2015 - The fuel cell technology market grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27% between 2008 and 2010, according to data in Pike Research’s Fuel Cells Annual Report 2011... Read More (PDF)
PowerDisc CEO David Leger Receives Canada’s Clean16 Award
September 16, 2014 - PowerDisc announced today that the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, David Leger, will receive a prestigious sustainability award – Canada’s Clean16 – in recognition of his... Read More (PDF)
PowerDisc’s eFlow® Reduces Fuel Cell Commercialisation Cost
April 4, 2014 - The successful commercialisation of any new technology is inherently dependent on its ability to compete head-to-head with incumbent product. In pursuit of price parity, the fuel cell industry has historically... Read More (PDF)
PowerDisc Announces New Chairman of the Board
December 16, 2013 - PowerDisc Development Corporation, a Vancouver-based fuel cell company, today announced that Dr. Andreas Truckenbrodt has been appointed... Read More (PDF)
Vancouver Firm Claims It Can Cut Fuel Cell Costs 25%
June 18, 2013 - One of the biggest barriers to greater adoption of hydrogen fuel cell technology is cost. Not only is hydrogen more expensive than gasoline, diesel and natural gas, the fuel cells themselves are expensive... Read More
PowerDisc Breakthrough Proves Uniform Current Distribution, Providing Improved Fuel Cell Performance
June 11, 2013 - PowerDisc Development Corporation, a fuel cell company based in Vancouver BC, has announced that eFlow™ – a novel fuel cell design – has solved one of the most challenging issues within the fuel cell... Read More (PDF)

In the Press

Electric trucks go a pathetic 60 miles — Loop Energy wants to fix that
February 1, 2017 - Vancouver-based Loop Energy is building a vehicle range extender using a hydrogen fuel cell. The plan is to save electric-powered buses and trucks from having to recharge constantly and waste hours hooked up to the charger.... Watch The Video
Kick-starting the drive for ‘hydrogen fuel cell 2.0’
January 3, 2017 - Vancouver company Loop Energy’s claims of a more efficient fuel cell to be tested by major trucking company... Read More (PDF)
Fighting Port Pollution – Loop’s FC-REX to the Rescue
December 23, 2016 - ... Read More
Vancouver company angles to put fuel cells into cargo trucks
May 11, 2016 - To date, hydrogen fuel cells have been promoted mostly as power plants on the people side of the transportation sector. Think cars, buses and trams.... Read More (PDF)
Loop Energy to use SDTC money to speed powertrain commercialization
March 16, 2016 - Vancouver-based Loop Energy now has some additional fuel in the tank... Read More (PDF)
Loop Energy, Peterbilt to Build Zero-Emission Truck
March 7, 2016 - Loop Energy will use a newly acquired $7.5 million grant to accelerate deployment... Read More
Loop Energy Offers Zero-Emission Drive
February 9, 2016 - Powertrain Combines an Electric Battery with a Hydrogen Fuel Cell... Read More

Work at Loop

We’re out to build a zero-emissions world—and we could use some help. Loop is about to begin a major expansion and we will be seeking talented, high-energy people to be part of this. Check out the open positions below by clicking on a position title.

If you’re looking for work that not only challenges you and makes a difference in the world but still don’t see the exact position you are looking for, click on “General” below to submit your resume. We have more coming  and it might be just a perfect fit for you.