CHFCA MOU signing w: Malcolm

Media Release: The CHFCA and Edmonton Global partner to strengthen region’s leadership in global hydrogen economy 

Published On
May 26, 2022

Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO of the CHFCA and Malcolm Bruce, CEO of Edmonton Global shaking hands following MOU singingCaption: Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO of the CHFCA and Malcolm Bruce, CEO of Edmonton Global shake hands following MOU singing.

EDMONTON—The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) and Edmonton Global announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today during the f-cell Canada hydrogen and fuel cell conference taking place in Edmonton.  The agreement will stimulate cooperation between the CHFCA and Edmonton Global in promoting the growth, investment, commercialization, and adoption of clean hydrogen and fuel cell technologies in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. 

The MOU highlights key areas of collaboration such as promoting the technologies and services of hydrogen and fuel cell sector stakeholders in the region, stimulating hydrogen hub and capacity building projects and demonstrations; collaboration in domestic and international events; informing the development and delivery of training programs, and identifying major industrial obstacles. 

“We are thrilled to work with Edmonton Global to support the development of Alberta’s hydrogen economy,” says Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO of the CHFCA. “We will leverage CHFCA’s pan-Canadian and international networks to support Edmonton’s regional hydrogen leadership through the development of hubs and other initiatives that incentivize regional hydrogen adoption. The development of the Edmonton hydrogen economy will provide invaluable learnings for the whole Canadian hydrogen ecosystem. “ 

“This partnership will drive us into markets on a global scale, as leaders in the production, use and export of low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen. The world is transitioning to a low-carbon economy, and there are substantial opportunities emerging from the Edmonton region’s hydrogen sector. Our infrastructure, resources and talent make the Edmonton region one of the most attractive hydrogen hubs in the world.” – Malcolm Bruce, CEO, Edmonton Global 

As Canada’s first and largest hydrogen hub, the Edmonton Region has one of the lowest hydrogen production costs in the world, existing experience in hydrogen production, a vast network of hydrogen and CO2 pipeline infrastructure, and suitable and existing sites for carbon capture, utilization and storage which are key enablers to the production of low-carbon hydrogen production from the region’s natural gas resources. 

About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) 

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national sector association that supports industry, academia, government agencies, financial organizations and other stakeholders focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products. As the collective voice of Canada’s world-leading hydrogen and fuel cell sector, the CHFCA’s mission is to strengthen Canadian leadership, raise awareness of the benefits of the technology, and accelerate the adoption of its members’ products and services in Canada and abroad.  The CHFCA currently has more than 160 members across Canada and provincial affiliates in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The CHFCA can be followed on LinkedIn at @CHFCA, Twitter at @PoweringNow and visited at  

About Edmonton Global 

The purpose of Edmonton Global istoradically transform and grow the economy of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. It is a not-for-profit corporation founded by 14 municipalities that make up the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Its focus is attracting foreign investment, helping regional businesses export with the world, enhancing our region’s global competitiveness, and bringing our regiontogether with a unified voicetoattract the attention and interest of investors the world over. 

Ivette Vera-Perez, President and CEO of the CHFCA (left) and Malcolm Bruce, CEO of Edmonton Global (right) singing MOU at f-cell Canada in EdmontonCaption: Ivette Vera-Perez (left) and Malcolm Bruce (right) signing MOU at f-cell Canada.