The British Columbia Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) is partnering with businesses and government organizations to drive B.C.’s low-carbon hydrogen economy forward, with the launch of the B.C. Hydrogen Changemakers Consortium (BCHCC).
The partnership was announced at last night’s official Consortium launch event hosted by CICE and attended by leading B.C. hydrogen players, investors, and government officials. The Consortium launch is part of CICE’s previously announced Hydrogen Blueprint Investment, which will lay a foundation for the establishment of a hydrogen hub in Metro Vancouver, co-locating hydrogen supply and demand.
The Consortium will focus on driving British Columbia’s hydrogen industry by helping accelerate demand and supporting infrastructure for the development of hydrogen hubs.
“CICE is proud to convene the B.C. Hydrogen Changemakers Consortium, bringing together industry leaders to help catalyze investment,” says Yemi Adefulu, Deputy Executive Director at CICE. “This launch sends a strong signal to investors that B.C. is a pivotal market in the low-carbon hydrogen economy.”
With B.C. as an already established leader in hydrogen technology, the Consortium consists of stakeholders who are developers or funders of active hydrogen demand and infrastructure projects in the province.
“The Consortium is made up of champions who are leading B.C. to a greener, cleaner future by establishing key partnerships across B.C.’s clean energy transition,” says Adefulu.
The group is expected to grow as projects and collaborations increase. To date, the Consortium members include: Ballard Power Systems, Capilano Maritime Design Ltd., Climate Action Secretariat, Fort Capital, FortisBC, Geazone Eco-Courier, Hydra Energy, HTEC, Innovative Clean Energy Fund, InBC Investment Corp., Modo, Parkland Refining, Powertech Labs, and TransLink.