HTEC announces strategic acquisition of Zen Clean Energy Solutions

7 Mar 2022 | Press Release

March 7, 2022 – HTEC, Canada’s leading clean hydrogen production, distribution, and dispensing solutions company, today announces the acquisition of Zen Clean Energy Solutions (Zen), a specialized consulting firm primarily focused on the hydrogen and fuel cell sector. This acquisition underscores HTEC’s commitment to deliver and expand hydrogen supply solutions in support of the global clean energy transition.

Zen, with deep technical expertise and broad networks in the hydrogen and fuel cell sector, played an integral role in building out national and regional hydrogen strategies for the Canadian market.  Zen also brings a strong portfolio of projects and hands-on experience in the zero-emission transportation space, with a focus on working with transit operators that are transitioning fleets from conventional ICE vehicles to battery and fuel cell electric vehicles.

“For more than six years, HTEC has been working with Zen on a suite of projects, complementing each other’s skills and services. This acquisition is a natural evolution of our valued and trusted partnership,” says Colin Armstrong, President and CEO, HTEC. “I am excited that, the combined company will have the scale and capabilities to provide a more fulsome offering to our clients.”

“We are thrilled to join forces with HTEC and accelerate our go-to-market plans. The hydrogen-based sector is at the cusp of incredible growth, and we felt it was the right time to merge our capabilities and create a formidable team to deliver on our commitments,” says Jeff Grant, current Principal, Zen Clean Energy Solutions.

“In the last six years, we have seen the size of projects along with the number of new entrants in the hydrogen space rapidly increase. It is personally quite satisfying to move into the next phase of Canada’s hydrogen journey as part of the HTEC team, where we can have a major impact on how infrastructure gets developed,” says Sabina Russell, current Principal, Zen Clean Energy Solutions.

Zen will continue to operate as HTEC’s wholly owned subsidiary during this transition phase. The team will be completely integrated by September 30, 2022. Jeff Grant and Sabina Russell, Principals of Zen will join HTEC’s Executive Team, expanding the company’s current portfolio.

HTEC provides the glue of the clean hydrogen value chain, integrating technologies, systems, people, and partnerships for hydrogen’s role in the global zero-emission future. This acquisition will further enhance HTEC’s leadership in North American clean hydrogen solutions.

About HTEC
HTEC is unlocking the potential of hydrogen to reduce climate change and air pollution.  The company designs, builds and operates hydrogen fuel supply solutions to support the deployment of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. Partnering with government, industrial gas companies, key equipment suppliers, automotive companies, and energy companies, HTEC is delivering safe, reliable, convenient, sustainable and low-cost hydrogen to customers and consumers, how, when and where they need it.

HTEC: Fueling the Drive to Hydrogen.

Ambika Maitra
Director of Communications, HTEC