Public hydrogen fueling stations on the way
The Government of Canada has announced that it will be contributing to the construction of public hydrogen stations in the Greater Toronto Area. As part of Budget 2017, Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, announced the federal government's intention to "support a new Canadian market for fuel-cell vehicles" by allocating $1,625,000 towards the construction of two public hydrogen stations, according to a news release.
"We are very pleased to receive this funding and support from the Canadian government for additional fuelling stations in and around Toronto," said Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics Corporation, a Canadian company that has been involved in more than 50 hydrogen refuelling station projects worldwide since 2000, and which has been named as the project proponent.
"Driven by automotive OEMs such as BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, we're seeing an increase in demand for hydrogen-based clean vehicles in Europe, California, the UK and Japan - and now here in Canada. Using our renewable hydrogen fuel, the GTA will be one step closer to enabling carbon-free fuelling for zero-emission vehicles," said Wilson in the release.