Shell and Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) have launched the first retail hydrogen vehicle refueling station in Canada open to the public, and the first of three sites that both companies plan to open in Vancouver.
Critical investment in the station comes from LGM Financial Services, along with funding from both the Provincial and Federal governments, through the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Western Economic Diversification Canada’s WINN initiative respectively.
“After bringing hydrogen refueling sites to other markets globally, we are excited to work with Vancouver-based technology provider, HTEC, to add even more locations to our growing network,” said Oliver Bishop, GM of Hydrogen for Shell.
“This is early days for hydrogen in Canada, but we believe hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have the potential to be an important part of a future low-carbon transport system.”
The launch of the Vancouver station follows similar openings in the UK, California, and in Germany, where Shell is part of a joint venture with the ambition to open a network of up to 400 hydrogen sites by 2023.