The California Market for Hydrogen:
Understanding International Demand for Alberta Hydrogen Exports

Thursday, March 25, 2022


Gia Vacin, California Governor’s Office (GOBIZ team)

William Zobel, Executive Director, California Hydrogen Business Council

Jean Baronas, Supervisor, Hydrogen Unit, California Energy Commission

Western Canada is well-positioned to become a global leader in the transition to a net-zero emissions energy future. With hydrogen playing a key role as a low cost, low carbon energy alternative, the Edmonton region is well-positioned to act as Canada’s first hydrogen HUB.

This workshop outlines:

  • Where the demand markets are
  • What the expectations are
  • Next steps to positioning Canada as a top-three global supplier of hydrogen to international markets.

Stakeholders from key export markets shared their perspectives on:

  • Hydrogen demand profile (domestic production, imports)
  • Sector Applications and Trends
  • Hydrogen form (e.g. NH3/ LH2 / Other)
  • Production Expectations (e.g. GHG intensity measurement)
  • Timelines
  • Cost Expectations
  • Commitment Period

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