Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure
The B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines (the Ministry) is inviting public and private organizations to apply for the provincial Clean Energy Vehicle (CEV) Program Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Funding who have, at the time of application, successfully leveraged funding from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)’s 2016 Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative to install hydrogen fueling infrastructure within B.C. A maximum of $550,000 in CEV Program funding is available for this call.
All enquiries related to this Program Call, including any requests for information and clarification, are to be directed, in writing, to the following person and will be responded to within one business day:
Clean Transportation Engineer (E.I.T.)
Information obtained from any other source is not official and should not be relied upon. Enquiries and any responses will be recorded and may be distributed to all applicants at the Province’s option.
DELIVERY OF PROPOSALS:
Applications must be received via email no later than 5 pm on March 24th, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.
British Columbia is a leading developer and test bed for fuel cell products for both the transportation and stationary power markets. The Province of B.C. will continue to help develop a leading hydrogen economy by:
- Investments in education, research & key demonstration projects
- Implementation of fueling stations
Fuel cell vehicle manufacturers have targeted British Columbia as a key market for the rollout of fuel cell vehicles. B.C. is a world-leader in fuel cell technology for transportation, with major automakers and the fuel cell industry investing heavily in research and development in the province.
There is currently one public hydrogen fueling station operating in the province:
The Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Program is building on existing hydrogen stations to expand the hydrogen fueling network in British Columbia, further reducing one of the key barriers to market adoption of hydrogen vehicles: fueling infrastructure.
By leveraging industry, including automaker investment in fueling infrastructure, funding is being provided towards the construction or upgrade of hydrogen fueling stations. This aims to expand the network of publicly accessible hydrogen fueling stations to serve the current population of fuel cell electric vehicles, as well as accommodate possible additional hydrogen fueling station locations in the Lower Mainland.
The Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Program is managed by the Canadian Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Association. A call for projects was initiated in 2015 and a second public hydrogen fueling station is expected to be completed by 2017.