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Hydrogen in Action: Canada
Toronto's Hydrogen Village and the BC Hydrogen Highway
Broadcast Date: 6 November 2008

This webinar featured two leaders of the most ambitious and successful hydrogen projects in Canada: The Hydrogen Village in Toronto and BC's Hydrogen Highway. Watch to learn the critical roles of the public and private sectors in this emerging market model and why both projects have remained financially and politically successful through 2008.

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Featured Projects

H2 Village BC Hydrogen Highway


Ry SmithRy Smith
Hydrogen Village (

Mr. Smith is responsible for leading the planning, management, and implementation of the "Hydrogen Village"; an internationally recognized program that is developing a permanent and sustainable hydrogen and fuel cell infrastructure and economy in the Greater Toronto Area.  Previous positions held by Mr Smith include, Manager of the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Division with Union Gas, and Director of Transportation Business Development with Stuart Energy. Mr. Smith is the recipient of the Canadian Ministry of Natural Resouces’ Michael Grant Technology Award and the CNGVA Award of Merit.

Gary SchubakGary Schubak
British Columbia Hydrogen Highway (

Gary Schubak is the Manager of the BC Hydrogen Highway Program. Prior to his current role, Gary spent over 13 years at Ballard Power Systems in a variety of positions, including Product Development Engineer, Program Manager, Applications Engineer and most recently Account Manager. Before joining Ballard, Gary held a number of positions, including Applications Engineer with Power Measurement, Ltd., Instructor at Camosun College and Research Assistant at the University of Victoria’s Institute for Integrated Energy Systems. Gary is a Registered Professional Engineer in the province of British Columbia and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree from the University of British Columbia (1989) and a Master of Applied Science Degree from the University of Victoria (1992).

Terry KimmelTerry Kimmel (Moderator)
Canadian Hydrogen Association (

Terry Kimmel is the President & CEO of the Canadian Hydrogen Association. Mr. Kimmel joined the CHA in 2005 as its Executive Director and has served as the President and CEO for the past year. For 6 years prior to joining the CHA, Mr. Kimmel held senior marketing and business development positions within the hydrogen and fuel cell sector. Mr. Kimmel is a Board Member of the Partnership for Advancing the Transition to Hydrogen (PATH) and the International Association for Hydrogen Energy.

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