Building a Transition Pathway to a Vibrant Hydrogen Economy in the Alberta Industrial Heartland

Volume 2, Issue 5
November 2020
By David Layzell, Jonathan Leary, Jessica Lof, Cameron Young

This report from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force assesses the market potential for hydrogen in Alberta and then focuses on one region of Alberta, the Industrial Heartland near Edmonton, to explore how a vibrant hydrogen economy could be built there. The hope is that this work will lead to an industry and government led deployment of a hydrogen node in the Alberta Industrial Heartland.

About the Authors

David Layzell, PhD

Transition Pathway Principal

David B. Layzell is an Energy Systems Architect with the Transition Accelerator, a Faculty Professor at the University of Calgary, and Director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research CESAR Initiative. Between 2008 and 2012, he was Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE), a cross-faculty, graduate research, and training institute at the University of Calgary. Before moving to Calgary, he was a Professor of Biology at Queen’s University cross appointments in Environmental Studies and the School of Public Policy), and Executive Director of BIOCAP Canada, a research foundation focused on biological solutions to climate change. While at Queen’s he cofounded a scientific instrumentation company called Qubit Systems Inc and was elected ‘Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) for his research contributions.


Cite as: Layzell DB, Lof J, Young C, and Leary J. 2020. Building a Transition Pathway to a Vibrant Hydrogen Economy in the Alberta Industrial Heartland. Transition Accelerator Reports. Volume 2, Issue 4. Pg 1-59. ISSN 2562-6264.