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HTEC and Shell open first hydrogen station in Vancouver

Designworks/Shell refuelling concept

The retail hydrogen station will be launched in Vancouver later this year

This station will be the first in a six-station network HTEC (Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation) is building in Greater Vancouver and Victoria to enable the deployment of the first 1,000 zero emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in British Columbia.

HTEC will build out BC’s retail hydrogen fueling network over the next 18 months, along with a clean hydrogen fuel generation facility, to support initial FCEV rollouts. The zero emission, hydrogen-fueled FCEVs will help Canada meets its clean air and carbon emission reduction targets.

“Shell is proud to have partnered with HTEC to launch Canada’s first fully public hydrogen vehicle refuelling station in Vancouver, later this year. Collaboration has played a central role in bringing this project to life. Not only with technical partners such as HTEC, but from Provincial and Federal governments whose policies and programs make investments like this in Canadian innovation, and alternative transportation options, possible,” says Michael Crothers, Shell Canada President and Country Chair and Vice President, Canada Integrated Gas.

Partnerships are critical in the transition to a clean-energy future and HTEC is proud to be working with organizations like Shell and others to turn hydrogen vision into reality. LGM Financial Services (LGM), a finance and insurance company supplying Canada’s automotive sector, played a critical role as an early sponsor of the network, moving the first station from concept to construction. The network is also made possible by support from Western Economic Diversification Canada’s WINN program, the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEMPR) Clean Vehicle Program and Low Carbon Fuel Regulations, and Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.

Source: HTEC

 

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