Canada Hydrogen Production in Alberta
Canada is investing $17 billion into the construction of clean energy, hydrogen complexes that reduce carbon emissions via low-carbon fuels production.
The Alberta government recently announced its plans to introduce environmental initiatives to create a “cleaner, stronger, and healthier” energy sector. On June 9th, 2021, Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney, indicated that the province would pursue a joint project with the federal government and Air Products Ltd. to advance a transformative $1.3 billion investment in net-zero hydrogen production. Upon completion in 2024, this clean hydrogen facility will serve to leverage Canada’s foothold in the global hydrogen market.
In collaboration with ATCO Ltd. and Suncor Energy, Alberta seeks to become a leader in the global decarbonization market by 2028. In addition to lowering production costs, these clean technologies have the potential to increase economic growth, improve air quality, and encourage the use of liquid hydrogen in the transportation sector. Canada is optimistic about the development of the global hydrogen economy through clean and renewable fuel cell technology.
To demonstrate Alberta’s leadership in hydrogen, the Canadian Hydrogen Convention will launch its inaugural event on April 26 to 28, 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta. This flagship event will showcase the City of Edmonton as a key element behind Canada’s success in becoming a hydrogen superpower within the global supply chain system. It aims to facilitate intra-industry discourse about potential breakthroughs in low-carbon hydrogen production to achieve Canada’s net-zero by 2050.
For more information and assistance on hydrogen production and decarbonization in Alberta, and how the U.S. Commercial Service assists U.S. exporters, visit https://www.trade.gov/canada. contact our office in Calgary