Shell and HTEC Launch Canada’s First Retail Hydrogen Vehicle Refuelling Station

Shell Canada Limited (CNW Group/Shell Canada Limited)

CALGARY,¬†June 15, 2018¬†/CNW/ – Today, Shell and Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC), launched¬†Canada’s¬†first retail hydrogen refuelling station for hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, located at 8686 Granville Street. This is the first retail hydrogen vehicle refuelling station in¬†Canadaopen to the public, and the first of three sites that Shell and HTEC plan to open in¬†Vancouver.

“After bringing hydrogen refuelling sites to other markets globally, we are excited to work with¬†Vancouver-based technology provider, HTEC, to add even more locations to our growing network,” said¬†Oliver Bishop, GM of Hydrogen for Shell. “This is early days for hydrogen in¬†Canada, but we believe hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles have the potential to be an important part of a future low-carbon transport system.”

Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles convert hydrogen into electricity and produce only heat and water when driven. They offer an alternative to the conventional internal combustion engine, a driving experience similar to battery electric vehicles, and zero local emissions. Hydrogen vehicles can drive up to 700 kilometers and can be refuelled in a few minutes at a standard station with a hydrogen dispenser.

The launch of the Vancouver station follows similar openings in the UK, California, and in Germany, where Shell is part of a joint venture with the ambition to open a network of up to 400 hydrogen sites by 2023. Shell is also assessing the potential of future projects in the United States, Switzerland, Austria, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, China and the Netherlands.

“Working with HTEC to bring hydrogen refuelling to¬†Vancouver¬†is one of many exciting ways we are advancing cleaner energy solutions and evolving to meet the changing expectations of customers,” said¬†Michael Crothers, Shell Canada President and Country Chair.¬†“Canada¬†is well suited to capitalize on the energy transition thanks to the ingenuity of Canadians and our willingness to work together. We’re grateful for the collaboration between industry and government that was instrumental in making this station a reality.”

Critical investment in the station comes from LGM Financial Services, along with funding from both the Provincial and Federal governments, through the BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and Western Economic Diversification Canada’s WINN initiative respectively.

“HTEC is proud to be partnering with Shell to build three retail hydrogen stations as part of a six-station network in¬†Greater Vancouver¬†and¬†Victoria,” said¬†Colin Armstrong, CEO of HTEC. “Refuelling infrastructure must be in place to support hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle rollouts and it’s exciting to see¬†Canada’s¬†first wave of retail hydrogen refuelling stations being built here in BC.”

Shell is investing in the development of new fuels. We believe that all fuel and vehicle options will be required over the coming decades to meet growing demand for transport, reduce CO2 emissions, improve air quality and respond to changing customer needs.


About hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles:

  • Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are one of the technological innovations that help reduce emissions and address air pollution while offering convenience for motorists.
    • Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are powered by electricity and only produce water vapour, helping to improve local air quality.
    • Hydrogen technology has potential to store energy easily and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles do not produce CO2, or other harmful emissions from their tailpipe.
    • Energy is stored in compressed hydrogen fuel, rather than in a battery.
  • Hydrogen mobility is a partnership journey between energy infrastructure providers, automotive OEMs and government funding bodies. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles will only be bought by customers if there is a refuelling infrastructure. Establishing and maintaining investment in fuelling infrastructure is only commercially attractive and sustainable if there are enough hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle customers and appropriate government and funding support to start installation of the infrastructure network.

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About HTEC:
HTEC is unlocking the potential of hydrogen to reduce urban air pollution and the impacts of climate change by designing and building hydrogen fuel supply solutions to support the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Partnering with government, industrial gas companies, key equipment suppliers, automotive companies, and energy companies, HTEC is delivering safe, reliable, convenient, sustainable and low-cost hydrogen to customers and consumers, how, when and where they need it.
HTEC: Fuelling the Drive to Hydrogen.

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