Our mission is to provide 100% renewable, year-round energy independence for remote communities, Arctic research and military bases, and non-oil-and-gas industrial sites.
Hydrocube.org is an environmentally focused, nonprofit technology transfer facilitator and research and development corporation. We are based in Yukon Territory, Canada. We serve clients in Yukon, NWT, Alaska and northern BC.
Our purpose is to reduce and eventually eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by developing the infrastructure required for year-round renewable energy coverage for major demand sectors in electricity, heating and zero-emission transportation. We specialize in renewable hydrogen technology (water electrolysis to produce hydrogen and highly efficient, quiet fuel cells to power vehicles and heat communities).
Our completely free technology facilitation service helps clients that plan to supply renewable energy under a nonprofit model learn about available renewable energy technology that can meet their needs. We take no profit from this service and act as an impartial advisor. Our engineering degree holders have extensive experience studying hydrogen fuel technology and work as volunteers outside their other jobs.
We also design new renewable energy technology that we sometimes sell for a small profit which is reinvested entirely into future research and development. We collect:
- 100% of our base profit margin from commercial, military and developed country (OECD) government clients
- 50% of our base profit margin from civilian scientific and educational institutions that are helping to study climate change
- 0% of our base profit margin (cost of materials and shipping only) from Indigenous and developing (non-OECD) Nations
This is written into the bylaws of our nonprofit corporation. We recognize that while we all have a global responsibility to get off fossil fuels, some nations have benefited more than others from using up the Earth’s available atmospheric carbon store and (as a result) have more wealth available to deal with mitigating climate change.
Our planned sources of funding include:
- Government grants for renewable energy development:
- Canadian federal government
- State, provincial and territorial governments
- Universities and research grants
- First Nation / Alaska Native governments and their development arms
- Canada Revenue Agency SRED program
- The SRED program provides an approximately 50% refund on materials and salaries for research and development that occurs in Canada
- Private donations and investments (note 1)
- Electric utilities looking to de-carbonize their diesel or LNG-powered grids
- Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturers (Toyota, Honda, Nissan, etc.)
- Private charities and environmentally focused foundations
- Kickstarter campaign (date TBA)
- We only accept investors that stand to gain only indirect economic benefits (like long-term cost savings due to a locally produced fuel) which aligns with our primary purpose: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All profits are reinvested into new research and development that reduces the cost of renewable energy for remote community residents and travelers and are not distributed to any investor including the founders.