The regulatory environment is changing in an effort to lessen our dependence on traditional fossil fuels and mitigate impact on climate. As a result, manufacturers in this industry must consider efficiency, cost savings, and environmental performance as critical components of their products. The rapid advancement of new technologies in this industry plays a leading role in helping achieve these goals. CSA Group is no stranger to finding standards-based solutions for emerging technologies, with a long history in the development of standards for alternative energy products. In fact, CSA Group issued the world’s first fuel cell standard in 1998. In 2002, recognizing there were no standards that addressing safety considerations for hydrogen dispensing systems, CSA Group met with the U.S Department of Energy to promote the development of hydrogen technology standards. In conjunction with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), we developed the first in a series of U.S. standards for hydrogen vehicle components and refueling stations. Our testing and certification services reflect our commitment to alternative energy solutions for the transportation industry.

Fuel Cells offer higher efficiency than diesel or gas engines and have the potential eliminate pollution, particularly with hydrogen fuel cells, caused by burning fossil fuels. We provide in-depth technical knowledge and experience derived from years of work in standards development for fuel cells and we continue to support the advancement of fuel cell technology and harmonization of global standards. Manufacturers of hydrogen fuel cells have relied on CSA Group for testing & certification for decades, utilizing our worldwide network of experts for testing & certification solutions CSA marks are widely recognized throughout North America and indicates to end users that your fuel cell has met applicable ANSI, CSA and UL North American harmonized standards.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) can deliver up to a 50% savings over traditional petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel fuel, and is quickly becoming the smart and affordable choice for fleet vehicles, transit buses, school buses, waste disposal trucks, delivery vehicles, and more. Utilizing our state-of-the-art laboratories, CSA Group can offer complete CNG vehicle systems and component testing, offering the high pressure tests required in national and international CNG component standards.

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are much cheaper to run and maintain, are better for the environment, can contribute to health benefits, and contain numerous safety improvements over traditional vehicles.  Our testing & certification solutions address electric vehicle charging components for the North American market. Through our global network CSA Group will test a variety of commercial and residential equipment, including cables, connectors, on-board chargers, AC supply equipment, and DC fast chargers. CSA Group has developed installation requirements for electric vehicle charging components that are addressed in the Canadian Electrical Code and other national and international standards.