Eric Denhoff – President and CEO, Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)


Eric Denhoff is President and CEO of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA), the national association for Canada’s hydrogen and fuel cell sector.
Eric has served as a Chief Negotiator for the Government of Canada; as a Deputy Minister for the Province of British Columbia and as Chairman and CEO of BC Transit, Canada’s sixth largest transportation company. The Canadian hydrogen and fuel cell sector benefits from his depth of experience in complex, consensus-building roles. He has significant international trade and business development experience in Europe and Asia representing both private and public sector organizations. He also chaired the BC Advisory Board for Canada’s largest engineering and construction company; served as a Director of the National Capital Commission in Ottawa and was Senior Trade Advisor to a BC Forestry association. He serves on the board of the Energy Council of Canada, Fair Trade Canada and other associations.


“As the President of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, I am deeply committed to a sustainable future—using renewables like wind and solar to create zero emission power from hydrogen–and the Awards provide a real incentive for individuals, companies and governments to continue the hard work to a sustainable energy future.”


About the CHFCA

The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national, non-profit association that supports Canadian corporations, governments and educational institutions that are developing, demonstrating and deploying hydrogen and fuel cell products and services in Canada.

Our members work on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, components, systems supply and integration, fuelling systems, fuel storage, and engineering and financial services.
Globally, hydrogen and fuel cell products are moving towards commercialization. The Canadian sector is a global leader as a result of pioneering technologies, world-renown expertise, and a 25-year history of partnerships between industry, academia and Canadian governments. The CHFCA is playing a key role in this leadership.

The CHFCA was formed in January 2009 when the Canadian Hydrogen Association (CHA) and Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Canada (H2FCC) merged together. The merge united all of the members of the former groups to create a vibrant, influential association. With offices in both Vancouver and Ottawa, the CHFCA now represents the majority of the stakeholders in Canada’s hydrogen and fuel cell sector.


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