Past Events

June 17: Why Hydrogen?

Mr. Mark Kirby presented on hydrogen energy.


Topic:   Evening presentation: Why Hydrogen?   Mark Kirby
Presenter:   Mr. Mark Kirby
President and CEO, Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)
Honors Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, UBC
Date:   Wednesday June 17
Time:   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue:   Webinar via Microsoft Teams

Presentation Summary

Concern about Green House Gas (GHG) emissions is growing. Individuals, governments and organizations are looking for solutions. Over the past four decades, Canada has developed a world leading hydrogen and fuel cell sector, supplying products and services around the world. Over the past three years, interest and activity in hydrogen for energy applications has ramped up globally and this shows every indication of continuing. That is due to the growing awareness of how hydrogen for energy application complements other clean technologies to provide a complete solution. Unlike past commercialization efforts, the situation is different due to advances in fuel cell technology, hydrogen supply and policy.

It is vital that Canada also moves quickly to deploy hydrogen for energy application because:

  • it is essential to achieve net-zero 2050;
  • it is a Canadian strength and will lead to jobs and investment; and
  • it is inclusive, both in terms of how clean hydrogen can be produced from many energy sources and in terms of how it provides choice to Canadians and Canadian industry – allowing them to thrive in a carbon constrained world.

Hydrogen energy adoption is progressing, but the concern is time and maintaining Canadian leadership. The CHFCA recommends seven measures for government and industry to take to accelerate commercialization: acknowledgement; policy; hydrogen infrastructure; early adopter support; research; and stimulus.


 Seminar brochure

 Seminar slides

Webcast recording

We are working on an edited version of the webcast recording for posting soon on this page.