Friedrich Dehem-Lemelin is a bilingual mechanical engineering graduate from École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) in Montréal, Québec. It was during his studies that his entrepreneurial spirit developed. Being a big fan of cars and the environment, Friedrich founded Hydrolux in early-2019 with the ambition to decarbonize the transportation industry.
Hydrolux is a company that develops and operates green hydrogen production projects with the primary objective to offer an economically viable alternative to fossil fuels for transportation companies. Hydrolux recently announced its first project : Project 117. This project will equip Route 117 corridor with two 5MW green hydrogen refuelling stations allowing heavy-duty trucks to connect the greater Montreal area and Abitibi-Témiscamingue.
Throughout its entrepreneurial journey, Friedrich had to overcome many challenges associated with starting a new company. He has also met several other inspiring startups within university incubators that each had their own challenges. This experience ensures that Friedrich is well aware of the stakes for entrepreneurs and startups.