CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT SUPPORTS SAFETY IN CLEAN ENERGY FUEL SYSTEMS
July 28, 2015 – Langley, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada
Today, Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $90,000 in funding to the CSA Group for their project to create a field test site to certify high-pressure hydrogen and compressed natural gas (CNG) components for the automotive industry.
With this funding, CSA Group will be able to purchase and install the necessary testing equipment, as well as prepare the site for actual testing. CSA Group will use this facility to engage in destructive testing, including bonfire, gunfire penetration and drop impact testing of high-pressure CNG and hydrogen fuel cell containers, as well as complete vehicle fuel systems.
The site will allow CSA Group to offer certification services to western Canadian SMEs and post-secondary institutions, as well as high-pressure component suppliers. The testing site will enable CSA Group to certify that their clients’ products meet national and international standards.
- CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. They act as an internationally-accredited standards development, testing, and certification organization.
- In April 2015, CSA Group opened a new 1,800 square metre Transportation Fuels Laboratory in Langley that specializes in the testing and certification of high-pressure fuel storage systems for low and zero-emission vehicles.
“Our Government is proud to support the development and certification of low-emission fuel systems, which will offer cleaner transportation solutions. This investment will help stimulate the economy and strengthen the West’s reputation in the clean energy industry.”
Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley
“Our facility in Langley specializes in testing and certification for alternative fuel source vehicles and components. CSA Group is proud to encourage the adoption of new technologies that contribute to a more sustainable world. We are grateful for the support of the Western Economic Diversification Fund that will allow us to continue to promote innovation and more sustainable products.”
Nashir Jiwani, CSA Group Regional Vice President, Canada