The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association and the Hydrogen Business Council of Canada Have Reached an Agreement to Affiliate in Ontario
January 17, 2023
The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) and the Hydrogen Business Council of Canada (HBoC) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to affiliate in Ontario starting in January 2023. This affiliation will enable a win-win confluence of strategies and efforts to promote the rapid advancement of the hydrogen economy in Canada and Ontario. It will also integrate administrative and communications resources, and provide a clear and consistent message to the government, industry, and the public on the vital and fast-growing hydrogen and fuel cell industry.
The affiliation will provide industry and academia in Ontario with a strong regional voice to promote hydrogen energy adoption in the province, partnering CHFCA’s national and international strength with the regional focus of HBCoC to successfully work toward support for commercial hydrogen energy projects and hubs; increase industry and public awareness; and greater understanding of the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells.
“We are delighted to be partnering with HBCoC to advance the hydrogen economy in Ontario and globally,” says Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO of the CHFCA. “Their engaged member companies and strong experience in the sector will strengthen our voice nationally and internationally, and together we will increase Ontario’s economic and environmental benefits from hydrogen energy.”
Ontario is well-placed to become a leader in Canada’s hydrogen economy due to leading sector companies, the province’s low-carbon electricity supply and its extensive natural gas distribution system. The transition to clean hydrogen in applications such as transportation, heating, material handling, and industrial processes will reduce Ontario’s carbon emissions while creating jobs and investment for the province.
“We are pleased to be working with the CHFCA in framing and executing an official affiliate relationship such that HBoC is part of a Canada-wide partnership to pursue the development and deployment of hydrogen low-carbon solutions as part of a climate action plan,” says Robert Stasko, Executive Director of HBoC. “HBoC will continue to focus on hydrogen opportunities, policies, and projects here in Ontario – but as part of a much larger pan-Canadian umbrella organization.”
About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)
The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national association that supports industry, academia, government agencies, financial organizations, and other stakeholders focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products. As the collective voice of Canada’s world-leading hydrogen and fuel cell sector, the CHFCA’s mission is to strengthen Canadian leadership, raise awareness of the benefits of the technology, and accelerate the adoption of its members’ products and services in Canada and abroad. The CHFCA currently has 160+members across Canada and two regional branches in British Columbia and Quebec. You can also follow CHFCA on Twitter at @PoweringNow or visit www.chfca.ca for more information.
About the Hydrogen Business Council of Canada (HBoC)
HBC is a like-minded community of hydrogen producers, end-users, and stakeholder agencies dedicated to bringing opportunities to the minds and hands of those who can apply and realize the benefits of hydrogen technology in their work and their lives. We endeavor to ensure that the uptake of hydrogen opportunities that are happening in many other parts of Canada and globally can also happen in Ontario.