CHFCA Chair: Industrialising hydrogen and fuel cell technologies

Ever since he saw the brown pollution cloud covering the metropolitan area during his commute from his home in Vancouver to work, Francois Girard, Chair of CHFCA, knew he wanted to contribute to creating a cleaner environment for future generations.

Launched in 2009, as a result of a merger between the Canadian Hydrogen Association and Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada, CHFCA plays an active role in accelerating the integration of both hydrogen and fuel cells across the country.

Just last September, Girard was appointed as the new Chair of the association, a role which he is looking forward to getting stuck into as he hopes to promote hydrogen as a clear part of the portfolio for Canada’s clean energy future.

Girard has been active in the hydrogen fuel cell sector since the late 90’s, when he conducted industrial research with a company called H Power, which was later acquired by Plug Power.

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