David Layzell

Energy Systems Architect, The Transition Accelerator
Professor, University of Calgary

David Layzell is a University of Calgary Professor and the Energy Systems Architect for the Transition Accelerator, a non-profit focused on the net-zero energy system transition in Canada. His work has been instrumental in identifying the opportunity and transition pathways for Canada to deploy a vibrant hydrogen economy based on the production, use and export of hydrogen made from both low carbon electricity sources and fossil fuels coupled to carbon capture and geological storage. Layzell launched the Canadian Energy System Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative in 2013, Layzell was Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE) at the U of C (2008-12), and the Executive Director of BIOCAP Canada, a research foundation focused on biological solutions to climate change (1998-2008). As a Professor at Queen’s University, he also founded a scientific instrumentation company (Qubit Systems Inc.) and was elected ‘Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’ (FRSC) for his research contributions.