Illu is collaborating with a renowned leader in fuel cell technology in Canada to develop and test the feasibility of utilizing Hydrogen fuel cells to power residential household in Nunavut. A fuel cell is a device that generates electricity through a chemical reaction. A typical fuel cell will have two electrodes called the anode and cathode. Electricity is generated through chemical reactions at the electrodes. Hydrogen fuel cell technology is a novel approach to generating clean and pollution free electricity given that much of the hydrogen and oxygen used in generating electricity ultimately produce water as a byproduct.
However, despite the fact that hydrogen fuel cell technology has been around for a long time, full-scale implementation is still under development and only pilot/demonstration projects have been undertaken. Illu will also be embarking on a pilot and demonstration to test the viability of the technology in Nunavut.