Low Carbon Hydrogen

SFU’s clean hydrogen hub

THE PROBLEM

As climate change intensifies, so does the urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and bring clean energy options to market. The demand for clean energy is on the rise as countries seek to decarbonize. By 2050, the hydrogen economy is projected to represent trillions of dollars annually and supply 12 per cent of global energy needs.

SFU’s Clean Hydrogen Hub will harness the strengths and strategies of both Canada and B.C., and position the province as a global leader in clean hydrogen technology and products.

THE SOLUTION

SFU is partnering with leading companies in B.C. and beyond to dramatically lower the costs of clean hydrogen production, while co-developing technologies and products to decarbonize the Canadian economy and export around the world. SFU’s Clean Hydrogen Hub leverages the university’s leadership in clean hydrogen research and industry partnerships and demonstrates community-centred climate innovation in action. It is a testament to how SFU is engaging in global challenges and focused on creating positive change.

Based on SFU’s Burnaby campus, the hub will serve as a testbed for emerging hydrogen energy production, storage and utilization advances. It will produce and sell clean hydrogen via supply agreements while co-creating with stakeholders across the value chain – from academic researchers to system developers and manufacturers, to community partners piloting clean energy solutions, to heavy duty transport, off-grid energy generation and industrial manufacturing.

Founding investment partners include Pacific Economic Development Canada, SFU, the B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (through the Innovative Clean Energy Fund), City of Burnaby, FortisBC, and CICE. 

PROJECT STATUS
Active
PROJECT CATEGORY
Low Carbon Hydrogen
FUNDING RECIPIENT
Simon Fraser University
CICE FUNDING AMOUNT
$1,500,000
PROJECT VALUE
$22,000,000