Hydrogen (H2) generation technology specialist Hydrogenics Corporation has secured funding to build two new H2 stations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in Canada.

The company was awarded the subsidy by Canada’s Federal Government’s Ministry of Natural Resources (NRCan) to build the sites for fuel cell vehicle (FCV) users in the country.

Under the funding, a total amount of $1.6m was allocated to the GTA Hydrogen Beachhead project, which includes the two H2 stations. It is anticipated that this deal will help to establish a new Canadian market for FCVs.

Daryl Wilson, President and CEO of Hydrogenics, enthused, “Having supplied H2 fuelling equipment to more than 50 public and private fuelling stations across the globe, it is particularly gratifying to deliver our expertise, with the support of NRCan, here at home.”

Wilson went on to say that Hydrogenics is seeing an increase in demand for H2-based models in Europe, California, the UK and Japan as well as on home turf in Canada and added, “Using our renewable H2 fuel, the GTA will be one step closer to enabling carbon-free fuelling for zero-emission vehicles.”

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Hydrogenics provides H2 generation, energy storage and H2 power modules. It manufactures proton exchange membrane (PEM) and alkaline H2 generators for industrial processes and fuelling stations, H2 fuel cells for FCVs and fuel cell installations for uninterruptible power supply.