Hydrogen and fuel cells will one day be in widespread use, and there is no doubt that future generations will benefit from these technologies.
By continuing to build a strong Canadian hydrogen and fuel cell technology and manufacturing capability, we can strengthen the economy, create quality jobs, improve the environment and provide energy security.
To ensure a successful clean energy future, the Canadian hydrogen and fuel cell sector is focused on:
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Commercialization and Development:
- Expanding early commercial fuel cell product use in material handling and back-up power applications;
- Implementing fuel cell cost-reduction measures;
- Preparing for the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles;
- Gaining the commitment of other stakeholders to support the automotive manufacturer’s commercialization timelines
Expanding Canada’s Hydrogen Infrastructure:
- Reducing the cost of producing hydrogen from renewable resources;
- Reducing the cost of delivering, storing and dispensing hydrogen;
- Improving performance of hydrogen storage systems;
- Confirming what is the best source of hydrogen in each community;
- Determining what is the most economical path to establishing a widespread hydrogen station infrastructure.
Securing Government Support for a Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Future:
- Refining government policy with a focus on renewable fuels and efficient power generation;
- Building Canada’s support for a fuel cell manufacturing infrastructure;
- Obtaining hydrogen and fuel cell technology purchase incentives through tax credits or rebates;
- Establisin safety codes and standards to meet consumer and industrial safety requirements.