As originally appeared on HTEC.ca
HTEC, in collaboration with prominent partners in industry and government, is building a six-station hydrogen fueling network to support initial rollouts of fuel cell electric vehicles.
VANCOUVER, March 15, 2018 – HTEC (Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation) is proud to confirm it is partnering with Shell to open Canada’s first retail hydrogen station in Vancouver later this year.
This station will be the first in a six-station network HTEC is building in Greater Vancouver and Victoria to enable the deployment of the first 1,000 zero emission hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in British Columbia. HTEC will build out BC’s retail hydrogen fueling network over the next 18 months, along with a clean hydrogen fuel generation facility, to support initial FCEV rollouts. Zero-emission, hydrogen-fueled FCEVs are entering markets globally and will help Canada meet its clean air and carbon emission reduction targets.
Partnerships are critical in the transition to a clean-energy future and HTEC is proud to be working with organizations like Shell and others to turn hydrogen vision into reality. LGM Financial Services (LGM), a finance and insurance company supplying Canada’s automotive sector, played a critical role as an early sponsor of the network, moving the first station from concept to construction. The network is also made possible by support from Western Economic Diversification Canada’s WINN program, the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEMPR) Clean Vehicle Program and Low Carbon Fuel Regulations, and Natural Resources Canada’s Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative.
HTEC will release more information about other stations in the network as it becomes available.
“We couldn’t lead the rollout of hydrogen infrastructure in Canada without partners. Organizations and people who share our vision for a better future; who are committed to H2 as a transport fuel; who are putting cars on the road; and who are investing in infrastructure and Canadian innovation to make it all happen.”
– Colin Armstrong, President and Chief Executive Officer, HTEC
“LGM’s business is about product innovation, very much driven by our customers – the car companies who continue to revolutionize the automotive landscape in Canada. In hand with our partners, LGM is eager to support the industry’s efforts in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to strengthen sustainability and minimize environmental impacts within the automotive sector. It’s the right fit for our organization, and we’re proud of our role in moving Canada’s first retail hydrogen station from concept into construction.”
– Adam Hill, CEO and founder, LGM Financial Services
“Shell is proud to have partnered with HTEC to launch Canada’s first fully public hydrogen vehicle refuelling station in Vancouver, later this year. Collaboration has played a central role in bringing this project to life. Not only with technical partners such as HTEC, but from Provincial and Federal governments whose policies and programs make investments like this in Canadian innovation, and alternative transportation options, possible.”
– Michael Crothers, Shell Canada President and Country Chair and Vice President, Canada Integrated Gas
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HTEC is unlocking the potential of hydrogen to reduce urban air pollution and the impacts of climate change by designing and building hydrogen fuel supply solutions to support the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Partnering with government, industrial gas companies, key equipment suppliers, automotive companies, and energy companies, HTEC is delivering safe, reliable, convenient, sustainable and low-cost hydrogen to customers and consumers, how, when and where they need it. HTEC: Fueling the Drive to Hydrogen. www.htec.ca
ABOUT LGM FINANCIAL SERVICES
LGM Financial Services has been a leader in Canada’s automotive industry since 1998 by supplying branded warranty, finance and insurance products to distinguished automotive manufacturers and dealers across the country. Driven by innovation and service excellence, LGM is focused on maximizing dealer performance and customer satisfaction through products that are backed by an elite F&I sales and training program, and a comprehensive claims and dealer support network. Learn more at LGM.ca.
ABOUT SHELL CANADA LIMITED
Shell has been operating in Canada for over 100 years and employs more than 4,000 people across the country. Our business is providing energy to Canadians and people around the world, and we are one of the few truly integrated oil and gas companies in Canada. This means we do everything from exploring for oil and gas, production, refining, the manufacturing process, and delivery to our customers at over 1,200 retail stations across Canada. Learn more at www.shell.ca