Amsdell Receives CDN$200,000 Grant From NRCFebruary 10, 1999 by Jeff Shepard
Amsdell Inc. (Richmond Hill, ON) announced it has received approval of a CDN$200,000 grant for a "Pulse Width Modulation Controlled Converter for High Power Applications" project from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) under the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). In addition to the government assistance, Amsdell is investing $500,000 in the project. The project is aimed at power ranges of 20kW to 100kW, using Amsdell's patent-pending scalable inverter technology. "The goal of this research and development is to apply Amsdell's breakthrough scalable inverter technology to high-power applications, such as electric vehicles and industrial uninterruptible power supply systems," stated CEO Raymond Kwan. "In an effort to contribute to the control of global warming and to encourage the use of renewable energy, we are working to improve the inverter technology to embrace applications such as solar, wind and hydro power generation."