Surrey Board of Trade Pleased with Investment for BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy

The provincial government, federal government, and Shell Canada are committing funding to a new BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy to decarbonize the economy and scale up clean energy.

“The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased with this news,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “Without public-private partnerships such as this, we cannot tackle a global problem like climate change. When government works with industry to innovate, everybody wins.”

The Centre will bring together innovators, industry, governments and academics to accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of BC-based clean-energy technologies. It will also be a catalyst for new partnerships and world-leading innovation to deliver short-term and long-term carbon emission reductions.

The Centre’s initial focus areas for funding and project delivery will include:

  • carbon capture, utilization and storage;
  • the production, use and distribution of low-carbon hydrogen;
  • biofuels and synthetic fuels (including marine and aviation fuels);
  • renewable natural gas; and,
  • battery technology, storage and energy management systems.

The Centre will also initiate new technology pathways to accelerate larger reductions on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050. The Centre is scheduled to launch in Fall 2021.



Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342,