Announced today (May 26), the blueprint, created in collaboration with Deloitte, aims to highlight the value of a hydrogen economy to prospective investors.
It is hoped that the proposed blueprint will drive investment into the sector and lay a foundation for the establishment of a hydrogen hub in Metro Vancouver.
H2 View understands that the blueprint will focus on ‘actionable opportunities’, such as, hydrogen supply, infrastructure requirements, demand opportunities, and more.
The conclusions of the blueprint will be based on research contributed to leading hydrogen companies and bodies in B.C. such as, BC Hydro, Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association, TransLink and FortisBC.
Ravi Kahlon, Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery, and Innovation, said, “B.C. is well positioned to be a frontrunner in the post-pandemic economy with a focus on having a high-care, low-carbon economy that works for everyone.”
“Through our StrongerBC Economic Plan, we are on a mission to meet our climate commitments, renewable and low-carbon hydrogen will play an essential role in developing sustainable opportunities for businesses and people all across B.C.”
B.C.’s Hydrogen Strategy was launched in July 2021 and plans to reduce the province’s carbon dioxide emissions by 7.2 megatonnes a year by 2050.
Bruce Ralston, Minister of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation, commented, “Hydrogen will play a key role in helping B.C. transition to cleaner energy solutions as we work toward meeting legislated 2030-2050 greenhouse gas reduction targets.
“Since our government released B.C.’s hydrogen strategy in July 2021, we’ve received proposals for 40 hydrogen projects, representing potential investments worth $4.8bn.”
North American Hydrogen Summit
H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.
As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.
With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?
Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.
Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.