On Tuesday, the Canadian subsidiary of Air Products, a leading company in hydrogen production, announced it joined the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. Thus, Air Products Canada will further reaffirm its commitment to hydrogen while sharing its expertise with the national, non-profit sector association comprising industry, academia, research agencies, and other stakeholders focused on advancing the use of clean hydrogen.
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New Executive member with CHFCA
Today, Air Products Canada made a major step on its commitment to hydrogen by joining the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association; indeed, the latter is a non-profit organization that reunites several actors to advance the use of clean hydrogen in the country.
Accordingly, the hydrogen company joined the association as an Executive Member. Therefore, the industrial gas giant will support the group with its expertise. Indeed, Air Products Canada currently holds over 50 years of hydrogen experience. Also, its technologies are used in over 1.5 million hydrogen refueling operations annually across 20 countries.
Reception in Air Products Canada
In this sense, Eric Guter, Vice-President of Hydrogen Mobility Solutions at Air Products, said; “Air Products is pleased to join the CHFCA and its strong group of member companies; particularly by providing leadership in the decarbonization of the transportation sector through mobility solutions.”
Besides, Guter added, “we look forward to partnering with this visionary group to help Canada achieve its climate and energy transition goals.”
About the CHFCA
Worth noting, the CHFCA currently reunites members from sectors including industry, academy, start-ups, end-users, and non-profit organizations, among others. Significantly, the association is committed to helping tackle the world’s most critical energy challenges. Accordingly, its primary goal is to support clean hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products.
Moreover, the group has a 40-year legacy of industry expertise. Also, together with its members, it is considered a global leader in hydrogen and fuel cells.
A hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton by Air Products Canada and the Government of Canada
Notably, Air Products Canada recently announced a partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta. In this way, this collaboration will work jointly on building the first phase of a multi-billion-dollar net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton.
Accordingly, the company will seek the project to make Edmonton, Alberta, the center of western Canada’s hydrogen economy. Besides, the company said that this hydrogen energy complex would set the stage for Air Products to operate the most competitive and lowest-carbon-intensity hydrogen network in the world.
At the time, Seifi Ghasemi, Air Products Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer commented regarding the announcement; “We sincerely appreciate the support of the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, Invest Alberta, the Mayor of Edmonton and Edmonton Global. Moreover, we are proud to expand our presence in this dynamic region; particularly, where we have found a vision for decarbonization that mirrors our core values.”
Indeed, Ghasemi noted, “sustainability is our pathway to growth and central to Air Products’ business every day around the world. Therefore, by being a first mover and investing in this innovative landmark project, we are paving the way for hydrogen from Edmonton; specifically, to meet industrial and transportation needs throughout western Canada.”
Finally, the Air Products Canada CEO underscored that this highly integrated project would be a model for net-zero atmospheric gas. Also, for hydrogen and power production consistent with the company’s announced growth platforms.