Hydrogen Technology & Energy Corporation (HTEC) has hit another important milestone on its quest to unlock hydrogen’s (H2) potential to reduce climate change and urban pollution.

The Canadian company has broken ground on the second station in its six-station network HTEC is building in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and Victoria. Located in Burnaby, the station is the second of three HTEC is developing in partnership with Shell.

Canada’s first retail H2 refuelling station, station one in the network, opened in June and is located at a Shell station on Granville Street in Vancouver. The Burnaby station—in a new jurisdiction for HTEC—is scheduled to open in early 2019. The HTEC network will enable the deployment of the first 1,000 zero-emission H2 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in BC.

“Global demand for low-emission transportation is growing and we’re proud to be deploying Canadian-made H2 fuel supply solutions in our home markets,” said Colin Armstrong, HTEC’s President & CEO.

“Working with great partners like Shell, as we deepen our industry expertise and secure funding to support growth, has turned what was once a vision into something very real: a retail H2 refuelling network for British Columbia.”