Advancing BC's Hydrogen Sector and Reducing Emissions Via Geological Carbon Storage Opportunities

Vancouver, BC – September 19, 2023 – Join us to learn about recent and upcoming public geoscience research to advance BC's hydrogen sector and reduce emissions via geological carbon storage opportunities, and about the BC Energy Regulator’s approach to supporting BC’s low carbon economy through carbon capture use and storage (CCUS). The webinar will be hosted on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 10 am (Pacific) by the Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA). It will feature talks from the BC Energy Regulator, Geoscience BC and the City of Fort St. John.



Panelist 1: Pioneering the Sustainable Energy Transition

Presented by: Gord Klassen, Councillor - Fort St. John

Dive into Fort St. John's journey as the Energetic City and discover why it's the ideal choice to lead the way. Explore how our community's expertise propels green initiatives, champions renewable energy, and fortifies economic diversification.

Panelist 2: Highlights: Recent and upcoming public geoscience research to advance BC's hydrogen sector and reduce emissions via geological carbon storage opportunities. 

Presented by: Gavin Dirom & Randy Hughes, Geoscience BC

An overview of current and future Geoscience BC geological carbon capture and storage (CCS) research projects producing public data and reports to inform decisions relating to hydrogen production developments and emission reductions.

Geoscience BC will also provide details on how it is leveraging funding, working with communities and Indigenous groups to ensure opportunities for involvement early in the CCS research and project development phase.

Geoscience BC recent, current and upcoming CCS research:

Panelist 3: The BC Energy Regulator’s Approach to Supporting BC’s Low Carbon Economy through Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS)

Presented by: Ken Howes, BC Energy Regulator

Supporting low-carbon innovation includes responsible storage and re-use of carbon dioxide emissions, which in turn, requires appropriate regulation.  This presentation describes how the BC Energy Regulator has the technical expertise, industry knowledge, and regulatory oversight to support energy transition, including the regulation of carbon capture and storage. 

About Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC's independent, public geoscience is a first link in the supply chain for Canada's net-zero emissions economy. 

Our critical minerals and metals, cleaner energy and geological carbon capture and storage research is funded by industry, government, and others. It informs evidence-based decisions by industry, governments, Indigenous groups and communities. 

Geoscience BC is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, technical and Indigenous volunteers and by Geoscience BC members. We are a not-for-profit society incorporated under the BC Societies Act. 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of our partners, including the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. 

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For more information, please contact

Richard Truman

Geoscience BC

604-662-4147 / 778-929-1662