Aurora Hydrogen joins Hydrogen BC as new start-up member

VANCOUVER – Hydrogen BC (HyBC) is pleased to announce that Aurora Hydrogen has joined as a Start-up Member.

Aurora Hydrogen is developing a technology that uses efficient microwave energy to heat natural gas in the absence of oxygen and water (pyrolysis) to produce hydrogen and solid carbon while avoiding the generation of CO2. The technology is highly scalable and modular; units can be installed anywhere there is natural gas and electricity.

Hydrogen production using Aurora’s technology has the potential to reduce global CO2 emissions by over 500 million tonnes per year.



Andrew Gillis, CEO, Aurora Hydrogen:

“Aurora is excited to join the hydrogen community in BC and across Canada. We’re looking forward to commercializing our low-cost hydrogen production technology with the support of CHFCA.”

Colin Armstrong, Chair, Hydrogen BC; President and CEO, HTEC:

“We are pleased to welcome Aurora Hydrogen as our newest Start-Up member.  As champions of the Canadian hydrogen and fuel cell sector, Hydrogen BC is looking forward to supporting Aurora, along with our other members, advance the use of hydrogen to tackle our world’s biggest energy challenges.”


About Hydrogen BC

Hydrogen BC is the regional branch of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) in British Columbia.  Established with the support of the BC Government, Hydrogen BC is a public-private partnership mandated to support the growth of the BC low-carbon hydrogen energy ecosystem by coordinating the deployment of new supply infrastructure and applications across the province. In addition, Hydrogen BC works to ensure the safe handling of hydrogen and the safe operation of hydrogen equipment and FCEVs by sharing best practices developed in Canada and abroad.


About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national, non-profit association that supports Canadian companies, governments, research institutions and academia in the development, demonstration and deployment of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in Canada and overseas.  Established in 2009, the CHFCA has over 170 members across Canada as well as regional branches in British Columbia (Hydrogen BC), Quebec (Hydrogène Québec) and Ontario (Hydrogen Business Council of Canada).  The CHFCA’s members specialize in fuel cell stack development, hydrogen production, hydrogen fueling infrastructure, energy storage, vehicle manufacturing, components and materials, research, engineering and consulting.