Canada’s hydrogen and fuel cell sector is a global leader as a result of pioneering technologies, world-renown expertise, and a 25-year history of collaboration between industry and Canadian governments.
As the collective voice of the sector, the CHFCA is actively driving policy support and promoting the environmental and economic benefits of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies to Canadian regulators and policymakers.
Government of British Columbia
The CHFCA is currently managing the Go Electric Hydrogen Fuelling Infrastructure Program on behalf of the Government of British Columbia. The Hydrogen Fuelling Infrastructure Program is building on existing hydrogen stations to expand the hydrogen fuelling network in British Columbia, further reducing one of the key barriers to market adoption of hydrogen vehicles: fuelling infrastructure. By leveraging government and industry investment in fueling infrastructure, funding is being provided towards the construction of hydrogen fuelling stations and the purchase of fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) for commercial fleets. Under this program, Canada welcomed its first two retail hydrogen fuelling stations in Metro Vancouver in 2018 and 2019 respectively (with plans for four additional stations), and Modo became the first carshare co-operative to introduce FCEVs to its fleet.
Government of Canada
With the support of Global Affairs Canada and Western Economic Diversification Canada, the CHFCA is working to bolster the Canadian sector’s activity in key global markets and accelerate trade and investment through the organization of international trade missions, workshops, webinars and business-to-business matchmaking (B2B) for Canadian hydrogen and fuel cell SMEs.