Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure
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 2018.