Canada strikes hydrogen steering committee
The government of Canada said April 9 it had created a strategic steering committee to advance and measure progress under its national hydrogen strategy, launched in December 2020.
The committee will be co-chaired by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) and will include senior leaders from industry, provincial and territorial partners and from non-government organisations and indigenous groups.
It will establish priorities, guide actions, share knowledge and track results to deliver on recommendations outlined in the hydrogen strategy, which is underpinned by a C$1.5bn (US$1.2bn) funding commitment to increase the production of low-carbon fuels, including hydrogen.
“Clean hydrogen is a safe, convenient and cost-effective way to eliminate GHG emissions in many heating, transportation and processing areas,” CHFCA CEO Mark Kirby said. “I look forward to working with committee members to ensure Canadians can take advantage of this home-grown technology and the huge economic opportunity it represents.”