Globally, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products are moving towards commercialization. The Canadian sector is a global leader as a result of pioneering technologies and products, world-recognized expertise, and a 25-year history of partnerships between industry, academia and Canadian governments.

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is playing a key role in this leadership.

As the sector’s collective voice, the CHFCA works to raise awareness of the economic, environmental and social benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells. We are a national, non-profit association providing services and support to Canadian corporations, governments and educational institutions promoting, developing, demonstrating and deploying hydrogen and fuel cell products and services in Canada. Our members cover most types of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, components, systems supply and integration, fuelling systems, fuel storage, and engineering and financial services.

The CHFCA was formed in January of 2009 as a result of a merger between the Canadian Hydrogen Association (CHA) and Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada (H2FCC). The merger unites the members of the former associations to create a vibrant, influential association that represents the majority of the stakeholders in Canada’s hydrogen and fuel cell sector.

With offices in Vancouver and Ottawa, the CHFCA expands the previous efforts of the CHA and H2FCC in championing the sector while providing a greater set of benefits to its members including:

* Raising the profile of the Canadian hydrogen and fuel cell sector in Canada and around the globe

* Enhancing the sector's profile with Canadian governments

* Promoting the economic, environmental and social benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products

* Facilitating demonstration projects, such as the Hydrogen Highway, Hydrogen Village and the Vancouver Fuel Cell Vehicles Program, that allow hydrogen and fuel cells companies to test and perfect their technologies in real-world environments

* Providing communications, information sharing and networking between member organizations through conferences, events, annual meetings and planning sessions

* Supporting the development of regulations, codes and standards that support the safe and widespread application of hydrogen and fuel cell products