Calling Canada the ‘birthplace of fuel cells’ may seem an exaggeration, but meaningful development of PEM fuel cell technology can be traced to the formation of Ballard Power Systems in North Vancouver in 1989.
As a developer of this technology, Canada has positioned itself to be a leader in the transition to a hydrogen society. The country’s technologies have helped shape many of the hydrogen innovations available around the world today and will undoubtedly continue to do so.
The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA), a national non-profit organisation, plays an active role in accelerating the integration of both hydrogen and fuel cells across the country and prides itself as “the voice of the hydrogen and fuel cell sector in Canada.”
Composed of 45 members involved in various hydrogen and fuel cell sectors, the CHFCA helps to develop the capabilities of its member companies, secure and administer funding for key programmes to support the sector, and promote good government relations – a current priority for the association.
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