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The beginning of hydrogen infrastructure at Canadian airports

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An exciting development in sustainable aviation took place today in Montreal as Airbus, ZeroAvia, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the feasibility of hydrogen infrastructure at airports in Canada.

YVR is well on our way to reaching net zero in our operations by 2030. The feasibility study we are now part of will advance thinking and action on how we can best support extended areas of our industry to reach net zero by 2050. We believe hydrogen is a key enabler of the aviation sector’s ambition to achieve that important goal. 

Reasons for YVR’s participation in this important initiative include:
 

  • B.C. is home to the largest hydrogen fuel sector in Canada with 51 per cent of Canadian hydrogen companies located here.
  • With an expected ramp-up in demand for hydrogen fuels, we’re working to provide market certainty to the B.C. hydrogen ecosystem, establishing a potential supply chain and future cleantech jobs across the province.
  • Helping us achieve our Clean BC commitments.
  • As a leading North American airport and a testbed for innovation, YVR is uniquely placed to play a leadership role in the creation of  a hydrogen aviation ecosystem across the country.

 

Learn more about our MoU and future hydrogen hubs at Canadian airports here

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