New member expands CIAC representation to hydrogen energy carrier chemistries  

The Board of Directors of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) has approved expanding CIAC representation to hydrogen energy carrier chemistries, welcoming new member Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd.  

Trigon joins other CIAC members involved in the hydrogen energy value chain. Canada’s chemistry sector stands at the center of the emerging hydrogen economy with important roles as a significant hydrogen producer, distributor and consumer – all in pursuit of a low carbon economy. 

“This marks a new chapter for CIAC expanding into the exciting new realm of hydrogen production and distribution which aligns with the industry’s net-zero ambitions,” said Bob Masterson, CIAC President and CEO.  

“This new member illustrates a vote of confidence in CIAC as an advocacy organization and in Responsible Care®, which sets the industry standard for community engagement and the safe manufacturing and distribution of the products of chemistry.” 

Trigon Pacific Terminals Ltd., partially owned by the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla, is a is a multi-commodity bulk export terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert. In 2021, the company initiated its diversification strategy and is now actively advancing its Berth Two Beyond Carbon project, with the aim to become Canada’s west coast low carbon energy export hub. Trigon is also proposing the Trigon Pacific LPG project, which will repurpose existing rail and berth infrastructure. 

All CIAC members are compelled to innovate for safer and greener products and processes, and work to continuously improve their environmental, health and safety performance through CIAC’s UN-recognized chemistry sustainability initiative, Responsible Care. Founded in Canada in 1985, it is now practiced in 73 countries and by 96 of the 100 largest chemical producers in the world.