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L’Accélérateur de transition vise à permettre des transitions systémiques qui soient importantes et évolutives. Il cherche à utiliser positivement les perturbations sociales et économiques afin de créer des trajectoires de transition réalisables vers un avenir carboneutre. Nos travaux identifient et ne font progresser que les transitions qui suscitent l’adhésion de la population tout en étant performantes et crédibles.

Derniers développements

Review of Carbon-Dioxide Storage Potential in Western Canada: Blue Hydrogen Roadmap to 2050

Review of Carbon-Dioxide Storage Potential in Western Canada: Blue Hydrogen Roadmap to 2050

Vol. 4, Iss. 6 (Aug 2022)
Hares R, McCoy S, Layzell D

The Canadian federal and provincial governments have identified carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) as a major component of their strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This report offers a review of CO2 storage projects in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB), discusses the CO2 storage resources in the WCSB, identifies knowledge gaps, and suggests strategies for future CCUS deployment.

Techno-Economics of a New Hydrogen Value Chain Supporting Heavy Duty Transport

Techno-Economics of a New Hydrogen Value Chain Supporting Heavy Duty Transport

Vol. 4, Iss. 5 (Jul 2022)
Khan M A, MacKinnon C, Young C, Layzell D

This report presents the design and techno-economic analyses of new value chains for delivering hydrogen from centralized production sites to fueling stations supporting heavy duty vehicles in Canada, describing opportunities for decarbonization and economic growth. It also addresses the complexity and risks that are present, followed by recommendations to mitigate these risks and accelerate the adoption of hydrogen as a clean fuel.

Assessing the Workforce Required to Advance Canada’s Hydrogen Economy

Assessing the Workforce Required to Advance Canada’s Hydrogen Economy

Vol. 4, Iss. 4 (Jul 2022)
Hufnagel-Smith P

A key objective of the Assessing Workforce Requirements to Advance Canada’s Hydrogen Economy report is to establish a common, foundational understanding of the core occupations needed by hydrogen supply and demand value chains. It also identifies opportunities to leverage skilled and available labour and the degree to which an additional workforce must be developed, while also identifying the potential risks to meeting hydrogen’s talent needs.

Towards Hydrogen: A Hydrogen HUB Feasibility Study for SouthEast Alberta

Towards Hydrogen: A Hydrogen HUB Feasibility Study for SouthEast Alberta

Vol. 4, Iss. 3 (Jul 2022)
Litun R

Towards Hydrogen, authored by Randy Litun, Hydrogen Hub Facilitator Consultant, outlines how Southeast Alberta is well-suited to become a major merchant hydrogen generation region and Canada’s second hydrogen hub. The report identifies and details the significant strengths and opportunities specific to the Southeast Alberta region, including high regional demand and its potential to be among the lowest-cost producers of low-carbon intensity hydrogen in North America.

A Roadmap for Canada’s Battery Value Chain

A Roadmap for Canada’s Battery Value Chain

Jun 2022
Allan B, Trytten L, Campbell S, Meseldzija Z, Nielsen J, Deith J, Pelletier E, Lappin L, Fischer A, Beck M, Smith M, Leung P, Rohl J, London I, Fortier M, Kabbara M

What must be done today to build a Canadian battery metals industry that will be a significant contributor to Canada’s long-term prosperity? This report argues that to seize its enormous opportunities in the battery metals value chain, Canada needs a bold national strategy, roadmap, and action plan.

Gestion des halocarbures au Québec

Gestion des halocarbures au Québec

Les halocarbures sont des gaz très utilisés comme réfrigérant dans les systèmes de transferts de chaleur,
que ce soit pour le refroidissement, dans les appareils de climatisation et de réfrigération, ou la chauffe, dans
les thermopompes. Cependant, plusieurs de ces gaz, lorsque relâchés dans l’atmosphère, ont des impacts importants sur l’environnement en appauvrissant la couche d’ozone et en accentuant l’effet de serre. Pour
cette raison, le protocole de Montréal, puis l’amendement de Kigali, ratifiés par la majorité des pays du monde, ont pour objectif de mieux contrôler ces gaz et réduire leur impact sur l’environnement. Dans cette optique, la gestion de ces gaz est encadrée par une règlementation stricte au Québec, qui a interdit
l’exploitation des gaz les plus dangereux pour l’environnement et le relâchement volontaire dans
l’atmosphère des autres halocarbures. Les propriétaires d’appareils fonctionnant avec de tels gaz ont donc l’obligation de faire récupérer ces gaz par une entreprise spécialisée quand l’appareil est en fin de vie. Ces entreprises peuvent alors traiter ces gaz pour réutilisation dans d’autres appareils ou les détruire.

Report: Getting on an Efficient Decarbonization Track

Report: Getting on an Efficient Decarbonization Track

Vol. 3, Iss. 5 (Oct 2021)
Pineau P-O, Ba A

This report’s objective is to quantify the economic benefits of creating better intertie capacity between electricity markets in northeastern North America. The benefits of better interconnecting northeastern electricity markets are significant in nature, but not widely acknowledged. Many decarbonization studies ignore integration, which is problematic when game-changing hydropower reservoirs could be used to help reduce the cost of integrating large amounts of intermittent renewable capacity.