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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in British Columbia

Leading the World in Hydrogen Technologies

British Columbia (B.C.) boasts the largest hydrogen and fuel cell sector in Canada, with 51% of companies located here in B.C. The sector is poised for growth, as B.C.’s top-ranked universities and technical institutes are doing cutting-edge research and training the next generation of talent working in this field.

We have an ambitious goal to become a world-leading hydrogen economy by 2050 and is incentivizing the production of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicle


Renewable and low-carbon hydrogen is a crucial component of B.C.’s clean and sustainable energy future and will likely be seen as a roadmap for nations around the world to follow.

We offer:

  • Promotion of innovation and investment – Partnerships, such as the B.C. Centre of Innovation and Clean Energy, are driving the commercialization of new hydrogen technology, while financial supports are available to encourage fuel cell electric vehicles and infrastructure usage.
  • Fueling a net-zero economy – Hydrogen production in B.C. is currently stimulated by direct support and financial incentives, with plans to promote hydrogen production at scale to meet the demand of domestic and international markets.
  • Storage and distribution – British Columbia already has a fully developed gaseous fuel distribution system capable of transporting hydrogen, and smaller volumes of hydrogen can be delivered via tube trailers.
  • Active export strategy – B.C. is collaborating with industry stakeholders and global partners to promote hydrogen for domestic and international use, as well as the adoption of B.C.’s fuel cell technologies.
  • Clean tech jobs – British Columbia has a skilled workforce of over 1,300 people in this sector

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