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B.C. business receives over $2.5M to build hydrogen ecosystem

February 26, 2024
By Canadian Manufacturing

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Squamish-based business receives over $2.5 million to help build British Columbia’s hydrogen ecosystem and fuel green transportation (CNW Group/Pacific Economic Development Canada)

SQUAMISH — In Squamish, Quantum Technology Corporation is trying to use its carbon-free hydrogen technology to create green transportation options.

Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for PacifiCan, announced $2,547,500 in funding for Quantum Technology to scale-up production of its green hydrogen technology.

Quantum Technology manufactures the equipment needed to purify and liquefy gases such as hydrogen and helium. These gases can be used as a carbon-free energy source – critical for creating a net-zero future in sectors like transportation.

This funding, provided through PacifiCan’s Business Scale-up and Productivity program, will help Quantum Technology continue to grow by improving its manufacturing process, enhancing product design, and growing its workforce to meet Canadian and global market demand.

The investment is expected to support over 20 new jobs at Quantum Technology.

“Across our province, British Columbians are building a cleaner, more prosperous future. Today’s announcement will help Quantum Technology meet global demand for its innovations and create good local jobs. This investment demonstrates PacifiCan’s commitment to positioning B.C. as a leader in clean technology,” said Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan).

“The District of Squamish has established itself as a growing hub of clean technology businesses. As we steadily accelerate through the energy transition to a cleaner economy, non-emitting energy will need to be a growing share of our energy mix. The Government of Canada’s investment of over $2.5 million will help Quantum Technology grow to meet Canadian and global market demand in this energy dense net zero fuel. This local investment for a BC-owned business that is quickly growing its market globally will create well paying sustainable jobs right in our backyard. The Government of Canada is committed to making investments like these which will help reach our climate goals and unlock the unmatched opportunities that are present in the green economy,” said Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country.

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