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The future of hydrogen

Speakers discuss the role of hydrogen in the future of energy

Embark on an insightful podcast episode from The 360 On Energy and Carbon as the hosts and expert David Layzell talk about the transformative potential of hydrogen in revolutionizing transportation and industries. In this episode, the hosts dive into the transition from fossil fuels to hydrogen, its environmental sustainability and the critical factors driving its adoption.

Hydrogen's potential: A game-changer for transportation and industries 

Uncover the vast potential of hydrogen as an alternative energy source. From powering various vehicles to its applications in manufacturing, power generation, and heating, hydrogen holds immense promise for a sustainable future.

Transitioning toward sustainability: Embracing hydrogen as a clean alternative 

Discover the environmental benefits of hydrogen, mainly when produced from renewable sources, and the importance of infrastructure development and technological advancements in supporting this transition.

Canada's advantage in the transition 

Canada possesses a unique advantage in this hydrogen transition. With the ability to produce blue and green hydrogen at a lower cost than most countries, Canada has a significant export opportunity. By establishing hydrogen hubs and attracting global companies interested in transitioning to a hydrogen economy, Canada can position itself as an early mover in this emerging market, fostering economic growth and innovation.

Public education and perception 

Public education is critical to Canada's success in the hydrogen transition. Despite hydrogen's safety comparable to other energy sources, misconceptions persist. Public education initiatives can dispel these misconceptions, highlighting the potential benefits of hydrogen and encouraging its wider adoption.

Listen to the full episode to learn more about Canada's advantage in the hydrogen transition, establishing hydrogen hubs, attracting global companies, and dispelling misconceptions through public education. Uncover the three key takeaways that deepen your understanding of hydrogen's role in driving a greener, more sustainable future. Tune in and join us on this enlightening journey.


David Layzell is the director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative at the University of Calgary.

From 2008 to 2012, he was the 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. He began his academic career as a professor of biology (cross-appointments in the Schools of Environmental Studies and Public Policy) at Queen’s University where he generated over 100 peer reviewed publications, seven patents and a technology company (Qubit Systems Inc.) before being elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Since 1998, he has been instrumental in building national, multi-disciplinary research networks focused on finding climate change solutions, including BIOCAP Canada, Fluxnet Canada, Green Crop Network, GHG Management Network and Carbon Management Canada. David is also chair of the Committee on Expert Panels for the Royal Society of Canada.

  • David Arkell, president and CEO of 360 Energy
  • John Pooley, vice-president of program development at 360 Energy
  • Lysandra Naom, executive producer of The 360 On Energy and Carbon podcast

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