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A New Era for Canadian Energy is Now
April 25-27, 2023
Edmonton Convention Centre - Edmonton, Canada

 

Platinum Sponsor

The Canadian Hydrogen Convention Awards shines a spotlight on excellence in the hydrogen industry here in Canada and around the world. The Awards recognizes and celebrates leaders, innovators and trail blazers accomplishments over the last 12 months who have been at the forefront in leadership, innovation, sustainable solutions and promoting the healthy advancement of the hydrogen sector.

The 2nd edition of the Canadian Hydrogen Convention Awards will take place on April 26, 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where nominees and winners will be celebrated in an exciting evening gala filled with entertainment, chef driven multi-course dinner and high-caliber networking.

See the Awards Judging Panel

Why attend the Canadian Hydrogen Convention Awards?

  • • Celebrate the best of the hydrogen industry with a 5-star dining experience
  • • Inspire and motivate your team – show how much you value members of your team - they are a vital part of your company’s success
  • • Give your clients, partners and suppliers a night to remember in a celebratory atmosphere – create new business opportunities and strengthen existing relationships
  • • Be inspired by the Canadian Hydrogen Convention Award winners who will provide the leadership and direction necessary to navigate the future of the hydrogen industry
  • • Use the networking, inspirational stories and atmosphere at the Canadian Hydrogen Convention Awards to grow your business

Call for Submissions - Now Open! - Submit by January 27, 2023

Hosted by

Alex Hryciw - Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
Director, Strategy and External Affairs

A born and raised Edmontonian, Alex has a great love for her city and community. Currently, she is Director of Strategy and External Affairs at the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, and her previous positions have included: Communications Advisor to Mayor Don Iveson; Director of Strategy at Innovate Edmonton; and Chief of Staff to the Founding CEO of Invest Alberta. Alex is also the current Chair of Edmonton’s Downtown Recovery Coalition.

2023 Canadian Hydrogen Convention Awards Categories:

Diversity and Inclusion Award

Inclusive workplaces will shape a diverse hydrogen industry for the future. The Diversity and Inclusion Award has been developed to recognize a company for their contribution in promoting, delivering and embedding inclusion and diversity into their business strategy-creating an equal, diverse and inclusive environment for all in their organization.

Questions for Submitters:

  • Clear explanation of how the company is diverse and inclusive that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • How has company contributed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity within the energy industry?
  • What successful initiatives or best practices has your organization identified concerning diversity and inclusion issues?
  • Does the company have a diverse group of decision-makers across the organization? Are there facts and figures to support this statement?
  • What are some creative ways to proactively source candidates from underrepresented communities?
  • Is diversity and inclusion a continuous process with the organization?
  • Are your employees benefiting from your efforts?
  • What are your employees saying?
  • Is there diversity at every level of your company?

Emerging Hydrogen Leader Award

The Emerging Hydrogen Leader Award acknowledges an up-and-coming individual whose efforts have already made a significant contribution to their organization, industry or community that go above and beyond their normal day to day duties. The nominee should stand out in terms of strategic thinking, leadership, community involvement and the pursuit of excellence in their field. The nominees in this category will have been in the energy industry for 10 or less years. Self-nominations are permitted in this category.

Questions for Submitters:

  • Full name, job title and organization of nominee
  • Paragraph regarding the individuals job description that could be used for marketing materials
  • In what way are the nominee’s achievements unique and extraordinary within their organization?
  • How does the nominee go beyond the normal scope of their work?
  • What is the individual doing that is unique, when compared to their peers, resulting in making a positive impact within the hydrogen industry?
  • Is what the individual is doing able to apply beyond their organization?
  • Can others do what this individual is doing (e.g., is it transferrable to other individuals/organizations/industries)?
  • How has the individual contributed in an outstanding and meaningful way to their community?
  • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Innovation in Hydrogen Technology Award

The Innovation in Hydrogen Technology Award recognizes highly disruptive innovations in equipment, controls or digital technology that have had a major impact on energy efficiency, emissions, economics, scheduling, or quality. All technologies in this category should be at either: initial production and rollout, full production mode, or commercial (post-pilot).

Questions for Submitters:

  • Clear explanation of technology that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website. 
  • How is your technology new or relevant to the sector? Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate the significant and not just spec or features. 
  • Who is the target market? 
  • What solution or value proposition does it offer the industry? 
  • What differentiates your solution from your competitors? 
  • How does this solution enhance the hydrogen industry?
  • How is this an advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector? 
  • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this project/technology? 
  • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch) 
  • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know? 

Hydrogen Delivery Award

The Hydrogen Delivery Award recognizes innovative advancement in tackling some of the challenges in hydrogen delivery including reducing cost, increasing energy efficiency, maintaining hydrogen purity, and minimizing hydrogen leakage. Submissions can include all forms of hydrogen delivery including pipelines, liquefaction plants, trucks, storage facilities, compressors, and dispensers involved in the process of delivering fuel. The category is open to innovative equipment, processes or digital applications.

Questions for Submitters:

  • Clear explanation of the innovation that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • How is your innovation new or relevant to the sector? Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate the significance and not just spec or features. 
  • Who is the target market? 
  • What solution or value proposition does it offer the industry? 
  • What differentiates your solution from your competitors? 
  • How does this solution advance the hydrogen delivery problem?
  • How is this an advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector? 
  • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this innovation? 
  • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch) 
  • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know? 

Hydrogen Leader of the Year Award

The Hydrogen Leader of the Year Award acknowledges an individual whose efforts have made a significant contribution to their organization, industry or community that go above and beyond their normal day to day duties. The nominee should stand out in terms of strategic thinking, leadership, community involvement and the pursuit of excellence in their field. The nominees in this category will have been in the energy industry for 10 or more years. Self-nominations are permitted in this category.

Questions for Submitters:

  • Full name, job title and organization of nominee
  • Paragraph regarding the individuals job description that could be used for marketing materials
  • In what way are the nominee’s achievements unique and extraordinary within their organization? 
  • How does the nominee go beyond the normal scope of their work?
  • What is the individual doing that is unique, when compared to their peers, resulting in making a positive impact within the hydrogen industry?
  • Is what the individual is doing able to apply beyond their organization?
  • Can others do what this individual is doing (e.g., is it transferrable to other individuals/organizations/industries)?
  • How has the individual contributed in an outstanding and meaningful way to their community? 
  • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Hydrogen Mobility Award

The Hydrogen Mobility Award recognizes innovative advancement in tackling some of the challenges in hydrogen mobility including reducing cost, increasing energy efficiency, longer ranges and how to increase refueling station infrastructure. Submissions can include all forms of transportation (cars, trucks, ships, and trains). The category is open to innovative equipment, processes, or digital applications.

Questions for Submitters:

  • Clear explanation of the innovation that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • How is your innovation new or relevant to the sector? Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate the significance and not just spec or features.
  • Who is the target market?
  • What solution or value proposition does it offer the industry?
  • What differentiates your solution from your competitors?
  • How does this solution advance the hydrogen mobility problem?
  • How is this an advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector?
  • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this innovation?
  • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch)
  • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?

Hydrogen Project Award

The Hydrogen Project Award recognizes small, medium, and large-scale projects globally. Projects in this category will be judged on technological advancement and impact on the community. All projects entered will need to be either completed within the 2022/2023 time period or will be projected to be completed or advanced planning stage by the end of 2023 in order to be considered.

Questions for Submitters:

  • Clear explanation of the project that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • How is your project relevant to the sector? Please provide sufficient detail that people in your industry can appreciate the significant and not just spec or features. 
  • Who is the target market? 
  • How many megawatts will this project produce? 
  • How many metric tons of green hydrogen will it produce per year?
  • What differentiates your project from your competitors? 
  • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this project? 
  • What stage is this project at currently? (early planning, construction or completed) 
  • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know? 

Safety in Hydrogen Award

The Safety in Hydrogen Award recognizes advancement in safe practices in the production, storage, distribution, and use of hydrogen. The category is open to innovative equipment, processes, or digital applications. All advancements in this category should be at either: initial production and rollout, full production mode, or commercial (post-pilot).

Questions for Submitters:

  • Clear explanation of technology that can be used for marketing purposes. This MUST be public ready as it will be used to promote your submission on the website.
  • How is your technology new or relevant to the sector? Please provide sufficient technical detail that people in your industry can appreciate the significant and not just spec or features.
  • Who is the target market?
  • What safety solution or value proposition does it offer the industry?
  • What differentiates your solution to your competitors?
  • How is this an advancement over what is currently achievable in your sector?
  • Which Partners/Stakeholders/Clients do you work with for this project/technology?
  • Give evidence of commercial adoption (identify the stage bench-scale, pilot, launch)
  • If applicable, is there anything else the judges need to know?