Hydrogen Sector in British Columbia
Thanks in part to pioneering innovators like Quan and her team at Hydrogen-in-Motion, British Columbia has a real strength in hydrogen. With industry stronghold Ballard Powera nchoring the sector, Hydrogen in Motion is one of many ‘spinoff’ companies that have emerged out of the industry. Hydrogen is a sector to watch, and forms a significant part of the Cleantech landscape in BC (see the recently released BC Hydrogen Study for more information).
Foresight’s Director of Partnerships and Strategy, Catriona Power would agree – she is facilitating a Cleantech Cluster project, investigating how cleantech sectors are evolving in BC. Power sees hydrogen energy as an important factor in the future of BC’s economic growth:
“There is an economic cluster of hydrogen related companies in BC, covering a myriad of technologies and business models (engines, batteries, water purification membranes, carbon capture, infrastructure/fueling and transportation). The hydrogen sector is not only a good-news story, it’s a significant growth opportunity.”
Building an economic sector isa lot like building a vineyard – it takes dedication, persistence, teamwork, and a compelling vision. Quan’s vision of that hydrogen economy vineyard – where opportunity for clean energy is available for generations – is a vision that Foresight is completely behind.
It’s a vision we share, because we can’t wait to taste the fruits of that vineyard, and we know the tasting will be sweet.