Hydrogenics gets $1.6M to build two GTA hydrogen fuelling stations
Hydrogen Beachhead project to help establish a Canadian market for fuel-cell vehicles.
MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Hydrogenics Corp. has received $1.6 million in federal government funding to build two hydrogen fuelling stations for fuel cell vehicles.
The developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation, fuelling station equipment and hydrogen-based power modules in Mississauga, Ont. was awarded the funding through the Ministry of Natural Resources (NRCan) to build the stations in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Hydrogen Beachhead project aims to help establish a new Canadian market for fuel-cell vehicles.
The federal government is also setting aside nearly $1.4 billion to make more equity finance, working capital and project financing available to firms in the sector to “help them grow and expand.”
“This is an important step toward supporting the introduction into Canada of zero-emission, hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles,” said Dan Brock, spokesperson for the Canadian FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicles) Coalition.
“[The April 6] announcement underscores Canadian expertise and leadership in the use of hydrogen as a clean and safe transportation fuel, opening a door to FCEVs becoming a key part of a zero-emission transportation future in Canada.”
The Canadian FCEV Coalition includes BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota, all hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle manufacturers working together to further develop the FCEV market for Canadians.