Under the Paris Agreement, Canada committed to reducing its GHG emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. The Government of Canada has also announced that it plans to set Canada on a path to achieve a prosperous net-zero emissions future by 2050. One part of the Government of Canada plan to achieve these goals is to promote hydrogen as an energy carrier, displacing carbon-intensive hydrocarbons.
A number of countries around the world are also pursuing hydrogen initiatives, for example: Australia, the EU, Japan, Norway, the UAE and the UK. Several Canadian provinces also have or are developing hydrogen plans of their own. The direction of these plans is broadly similar. Opportunities are identified to use hydrogen in commercial and residential heating, in transportation (large ships, planes and trucking fleets), to store renewable energy which is produced intermittently and as a feedstock for chemicals and petrochemicals. In the mid- to long-term, some countries aim to supply hydrogen to international markets (e.g. Australia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE).
There is a need to better understand and identify Canadian hydrogen capabilities with export potential, as well as hydrogen-adjacent capabilities including carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS). This will help the Trade Commissioner Service to promote Canadian capabilities in these areas abroad, leading to increased exports and a stronger economy.
The Government of Canada, led by the Trade Commissioner Service’s Regional Office for Alberta and the NWT, is therefore creating a directory of Canadian organizations that are developing and delivering innovative hydrogen and CCUS solutions. Canadian companies and organizations are invited to participate in the directory if their products, services or technologies are exportable and fit into at least one of the following categories:
- FCEV Manufacturing
- Fuel cell electric vehicles
- Fuel cell model development
- Fuel supply & distribution services
- Hydrogen fueling infrastructure
- Hydrogen production
- Hydrogen storage
- Research & Academia
- Testing and certification
- Testing and manufacturing equipment
Additionally, we are including a Resource Section to include organizations who conduct research, facilitate research or are in other ways enhancing Canada’s expertise in hydrogen and CCUS.
EventWorx Corporation has been selected by Global Affairs Canada to produce this directory. Please register your company on their website at https://www.eventworxcorporation.com/hydrogen-ccus. Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022.