Vancouver, British Columbia – British Columbia’s Hydrogen Highway project has announced a host of hydrogen and fuel cell product demonstrations and public exhibits during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“The  BC Hydrogen Highway has created an opportunity for Olympic visitors to connect with our clean energy initiatives,” said John Tak, president and CEO of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association. “The 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games are a celebration of sport, culture and the environment. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Canada to showcase the most advanced hydrogen and fuel cell technologies to the world.”

The demonstrations include 20 fuel cell-powered transit buses with on-board exhibits in Whistler; 15 hydrogen and fuel cell electric cars and shuttle buses that are transporting visitors in Vancouver; fuel cell electric cars on display at the Edgewater Casino and Oakridge Mall; a fuel cell bus exhibit at the BC Canada Pavilion on the fourth floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery; a stationary fuel cell unit at UBC; the BC Showcase’s digital gateway; eight hydrogen refuelling stations; a waste hydrogen capture facility in North Vancouver; and the Olympic Rings Barge, which is using supplemental power from zero-emission hydrogen fuel cells.

Formed in 2004, the BC Hydrogen Highway is a group of hydrogen and fuel cell technology providers, organizations and government agencies promoting the development, deployment and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell-powered products.

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