Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

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History has demonstrated that with the mass adoption of technology, technical issues are overcome and costs come down. This was true for electrification a century ago and more recently for computers.

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.