An energy transition is underway, spurring dramatic shifts in how the world produces and consumes energy. Advancing a hydrogen energy system may play a large role in this transition for Canada.
Hydrogen offers an emissions free, economically friendly fuel to move heavy freight (e.g., transport trucks, trains, ships, airplanes, etc.). It has promise as an energy storage mechanism to support renewable energy from wind and solar. And, it can also be a solution for net-zero heating in our homes and businesses by displacing natural gas.
Canada can make hydrogen cheaper than almost anywhere else in the world, including from natural gas, presenting a remarkable export opportunity. Making emissions free hydrogen fuel out of natural gas is a rare scenario where the economic and environmental interests of Western Canada align with the rest of the country, with compelling national unity implications. It leverages existing experience and technologies commonly used in the oil and gas sector presenting an enormous opportunity for Canada to be a global hub for low-cost production of hydrogen.
But challenges exist. There is no hydrogen-as-a-zero-emission fuel economy in Canada because there is no distribution system because there is no sustained demand at scale for hydrogen as a fuel. This is a challenge The Transition Accelerator can help solve.
This is the third of a three-part series of blogs examining the findings and implications of The Transition Accelerator’s report, “Towards Net-Zero Energy Systems in Canada: A Key Role for Hydrogen.”
This is the second of a three-part series of blogs examining the findings and implications of a report, “Towards Net-Zero Energy Systems in Canada: A Key Role for Hydrogen,” by The Transition Accelerator.
This is the first of a three-part series of blogs examining the findings and implications of The Transition Accelerator report, “Towards Net-Zero Energy Systems in Canada: A Key Role for Hydrogen.”
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, The Transition Accelerator hosted a webinar on how to accelerate a Canadian hydrogen economy with hydrogen nodes.
Report: Building a Transition Pathway To A Vibrant Hydrogen Economy In The Alberta Industrial Heartland
Read the final report from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force.
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New report from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Hydrogen Task Force Builds on Previous Finding that Canadian Hydrogen has a Market Potential of up to $100 Billion a Year
Despite being one of the world’s lowest-cost hydrogen producers, a key competitive advantage, Canada is currently lagging in the global hydrogen race.
This white paper was prepared by The Transition Accelerator to provide techno-economic and environmental details
As Globe and Mail writer Adam Radwanski said in a recent column, “hydrogen is so hot right now.” He’s right.