Hydrogen – A key to Canada’s Fossil Free future

How can Canada and Sweden work together to accelerate the Hydrogen future?

The conversation around the future of Hydrogen is intensifying

In Canada and around the world, innovation and technology are providing us with new opportunities to accelerate the sustainable low-carbon future we need. At the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to invite you to our next Fast-Track Sustainability webinar where we will have the opportunity to listen to respected and recognized leaders in their field.

Sweden has the ambition to be the first fossil free nation on earth!

The Honourable Urban Ahlin, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada, will kick off our webinar welcoming participants from both countries and encouraging joint trade relations and Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals.

We will have the opportunity to hear from Svante Axelsson, CEO of Fossil Free Sweden describe the roadmaps and initiatives industry and government are taking to accelerate to the low carbon future. Mark Kirby, CEO of Canadas Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association will share insights and exciting initiatives taking place in Canada. Finally, Richard Dunda, Director at the Centre for Integrated Transportation & Mobility (CITM) at the Innovation Factory in Hamilton, Ontario will share why this is an exciting time to be involved in the transition of technologies related to transportation and industry!

Join us by registering today.

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Regards, The Fast Track Team

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Urban Ahlin

Ambassador of Sweden to Canada

Sweden has a goal of zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2045. With this ambitious target comes enormous business opportunities. Industry plays an important role, not only by reducing its own emissions but by producing renewable products that can replace fossil fuels and contribute to a circular and bio-based economy. Let’s explore how Canada and Sweden can build strong industrial sectors that create jobs and export opportunities by going fossil-free.
Svante Axelsson
CEO, Fossil Free Sweden
Svante Axelsson is the national coordinator for Fossil Free Sweden, a governmental initiative that brings together companies, municipalities, regions and organizations that stands behind the declaration that Sweden will be one of the first fossil-free nations in the world. Fossil Free Sweden works to identify and remove obstacles to increase the speed in the transition. Within the framework of Fossil Free Sweden 22 different business sectors have developed roadmaps to show how they can become fossil-free while increasing their competitiveness.
Mark Kirby
President, CEO, Canadas Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association
Mark Kirby, President and CEO, is a seasoned chemicals and clean technology executive with a decade of experience in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector. Mr. Kirby has held leadership positions at Ballard Power Systems, where he managed the $100 million divesture of the company’s automotive fuel cell business to Daimler and Ford, as well as Questair Technologies. Formerly President and CEO of Fortress Advanced Bioproducts, the biotechnology division of Fortress Global Enterprises, Mr. Kirby laid the groundwork for a Canadian biorefinery demonstration project with over $30 million of government support. He also co-founded S2G Biochemicals where he was responsible for raising millions in government and private funding support while developing strategic partnerships to position the company’s technology for commercialization. In addition, Mr. Kirby was responsible for integrating acquisitions and growing new global business for a $100 million division of Praxair.
Richard Dunda
Director, Centre for Integrated Transportation & Mobility (CITM), Innovation Factory
Richard has spent more than 30 years in the software and communications/media industries including a long tenure at Microsoft and a strategic role with Rogers Communications. After closing out his corporate career, Richard has been immersed in and working with Canada’s start-up, scale-up, and growth companies as an executive, advisor, consultant, mentor, and coach. Richard leads the Centre for Integrated Transportation and Mobility (CITM) as Director and is an Executive-In-Resident at the Innovation Factory and Innovate Niagara.
Introduction by Lennart Kleine, Chair SCCC. Moderated by Adam Ayres, Director SCCC & Founder Grow the Good Inc

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Marie Larsson

Executive Director

Toronto, Ontario

Adam Ayres


Hamilton, Ontario

Artem Barsukov


Edmonton, Alberta

Victoria Wikström

Project Manager

Vancouver, British Columbia

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