The Hydrogen Technology and Energy Corporation (HTEC) has opened the first hydrogen fuel station opened to the public in Vancouver Island. As part of the firm’s partnership with 7-Eleven, the new facility has been built at an Esso gas station in the Saanich district.
According to a report by local news, the new station is the fruit of the province’s CleanBC Go Electric program and Canada’s Natural Resource initiative for alternative fuel deployment. The former donated $500,000 while the latter contributed with one million dollars.
Colin Armstrong, President of HTEC, stated that the company has now a total of four hydrogen stations in operation, with more sites scheduled to open in the coming months. In addition, Norman Hower, Vice-President of 7-Eleven Canada, added that the company is looking to reduce its stores’ carbon emissions by 100% from 2013 levels by 2050.7-Eleven, Canada, Esso Gas, Fuel Station, HTEC, Hydrogen