It is hoped the refuelling station projects approved for funding will help to accelerate the decarbonisation of road transportation in the country, as it looks to meet its 2050 Net Zero goals.

H2 View understands, funding for the projects will be provided through Natural Resources Canada’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Programme (ZEVIP), and the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment (EVAFIDI).

Launched in 2021, the CFF has selected around 60 projects that look to develop production facilities, as well as feasibility and front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies, covering five different fuel types, to address critical barriers to growth in the domestic clean fuels market.

Still negotiating the final terms of funding for each project, it is expected that the total federal government investment in the projects will be up to $800m.

Jonathan Wilkinson, Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, commented, “These significant investments will bolster Canadian competitiveness in the clean fuels space at a time of rising global demand. These projects help create sustainable jobs and grow the economy, all while lowering emissions and protecting the environment.”

As a company looking to establish a hydrogen refuelling network across British Columbia, Canada, HTEC is set to receive a slice of the funding and has backed the Government’s plans.

Read more: British Columbia’s second hydrogen stations opens

Colin Armstrong, President and CEO of HTEC, said, “Expanding the hydrogen refuelling station network is critical for the widespread adoption of hydrogen electric transportation. As the first company that built this network in Canada, we know that scaling up requires immense support from both the government and industry.

“This funding support will meaningfully advance our work toward opening many more stations across the province and building the team needed to deliver hydrogen solutions.”

H2 View’s Hydrogen Mobility Snap Summit – November 29

With the mobility pillar consistently a hot topic for hydrogen markets and arguably the most anticipated and relatable application of the energy transition, H2 View stages a Mobility Snap Summit this November to summarise the progress made in 2022 and look ahead to what’s still to come.

Infrastructure challenges remain. Questions linger over policy and implementation. Many wonder which strand of the transport sector will blaze the trail in hydrogen power first, and likewise which region. There are clear challenges ahead, yet considerable progress made in 2022 and bright spots ahead in 2023 and beyond.

Join H2 View this November for a half-day online event dedicated to unearthing the progress made, dissecting the challenges to be met and establishing the state-of-play across mobility as 2023 approaches. Find more information here.

Premium Subscribers to H2 View have access to this event as part of their subscription package; non-subscribers can secure access to the event with a delegate ticket ($99). All delegates can access the event on-demand from 1st December.