Lunch & Learn: Alberta’s Hydrogen Economy | February 20

Energy Transition
20 Feb 2024

Alberta is preparing for a lower emission future and hydrogen will be a key part in our path to building a provincial hydrogen economy and accessing global markets.

Join the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) in exploring the opportunities for hydrogen in our province, with presentations from up and coming Canadian hydrogen companies that are contributing to this mission.

Date: February 20, 2024

Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Location: Energy Transition Centre (15th Floor, The Ampersand East Tower 112 4th Avenue SW Calgary AB T2P 0H3)



Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association

Matthew Klippenstein – Executive Director (Moderator)

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national, non-profit sector association comprising industry, academia, research agencies, and other stakeholders focused on advancing the use of clean hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products to help tackle our world’s most critical energy challenges. With a 100-year legacy of industry and research expertise, Canada’s hydrogen and fuel cell sector is a global leader as a result of our pioneering technologies and a strong history of partnerships between industry, academia, governments and other international professional associations. The CHFCA has played a key role in this leadership.

Ekona Power

Sally Carefoot – Director of Accounts

Rob Pryde – Lead Applications Engineer, Business Development

Ekona Power is applying customer focus to the net zero challenge, bringing to market an established process — methane pyrolysis — in a groundbreaking new way. Its platform uses pulsed combustion and high-speed gas dynamics to split natural gas into clean hydrogen and solid carbon, literally bringing carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) management back down to earth. By delivering a low-cost, scalable solution for clean hydrogen production, built on existing natural gas infrastructure, Ekona offers its industrial partners a cost-effective and near-term opportunity to decarbonize operations and reposition themselves as leaders in the clean energy economy.

Ayrton Energy

Tracy Wilson-Long – Director of Development and Operations

Ayrton’s liquid organic H2 carrier (LOHC) storage technology presents an opportunity for large-scale and efficient transport of H2 over long distances while mitigating H2 loss and pipeline corrosion. The storage technology provides a dense H2 storage medium without cryogenics or pressure. Ayrton’s proprietary technology stores hydrogen in a liquid, making it as manageable and transportable as gasoline. This breakthrough allows hydrogen to be utilized as a fuel for auxiliary power generation systems, which can be scaled from kilowatts to megawatts in size to meet energy needs above grid capacity or in the case of power outage. Ayrton’s technology not only ensures safe and efficient hydrogen storage but also opens avenues for versatile energy solutions.

Aurora Hydrogen

Evan Blakely – Head of Business Development

Aurora Hydrogen is producing the world’s first high-efficiency clean hydrogen. Its process uses existing energy infrastructure and proven technology, so you can move quickly to produce low-carbon hydrogen fuel on-site, at an industrial scale. Aurora Hydrogen is revolutionizing the hydrogen production landscape by commercializing groundbreaking, low-cost, distributed, water-free, and carbon dioxide (CO2) free hydrogen production technology using microwaves. Aurora has received Series A investment from well-known investors like Energy Innovation Capital out of San Francisco, California, which includes the likes of Chevron, Shell, and Williams. Additionally, the company has secured non-dilutive funding from NGIF, SDTC, and Alberta Innovates.