Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

May 05, 2011 15:24 ET

CHFCA-Media Invitation: Canada Has the #1 Power Play!

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Hydrogen and fuel cells are on the power play and scoring big time thanks to advancements made by Canada's clean energy community. Communities and businesses worldwide are benefitting from hydrogen and fuel cell products that provide a practical and cost-effective means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate climate change and improve business operations.

The challenge in integrating new technologies could be more daunting in today's economic climate, especially where conflicting goals may be prevalent, but due to the unique benefits of hydrogen and fuel cells, warehouse operators, remote communities and transit operators are reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that damage our cities and the health of citizens.

We invite you to attend two media-only events during the Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011: International Conference & Exhibition at the Vancouver Convention Centre. During each session, industry market leaders and a highly-respected moderator will cut through the rhetoric and deliver an in-depth understanding of the hydrogen and fuel cell landscape, followed by a question and answer period.

MEDIA LUNCHEONMay 16th - 11:40 am to 12:40 pm

Unplugged from the Grid

Canadian fuel cell products are gaining enviable commercial traction in three distinct applications – forklifts, distributed generation and back-up power. Whether powering kilowatts or megawatts, fuel cell markets are heating up and providing economic and environmental benefits for customers today. Hear the latest from Ballard Power Systems, Enbridge, and Walmart executives who will explain how early fuel cell commercial applications are providing performance advantages for customers and becoming cost competitive with incumbent technologies.

Moderated by Brian Piccioni, Industry Analyst, BMO Capital Markets

MEDIA BREAKFASTMay 17th - 7:30 am to 8:30 am

The Driving Force... Hydrogen Fuel Cells

The chatter about battery and plug-in electric vehicles may have overshadowed the advancements of hydrogen fuel cells for transportation use, but Canadian technology leaders are proving that fuel cell cars can travel the world, work in day-to-day use, and transport passengers with just a wisp of water vapour emitted from their tailpipes. Hydrogen and fuel cell use in transportation applications is expected to surge in the next five years as public hydrogen stations are installed and commercial vehicles are increasingly available for sale. Join industry leaders from Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC), Ballard Power Systems as they explain how Canada will reap growing economic rewards from the adoption of fuel cell cars and transit buses as well as HTEC who will announce a boost to the production of 'green' hydrogen in British Columbia with the support of Air Liquide's technologies.

Moderated by Alan Fryer, Former Host of CTV's W5 and CTV News Correspondent


Registration for the media briefings and the conference is complimentary for journalists who may provide editorial coverage and meet eligibility criteria by contacting Debby Harris at or by calling 778-386-4333. Visit for a complete list of conference activities.


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