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ATCO to construct two hydrogen production and refuelling stations for locomotives in Alberta, Canada
ATCO to construct two hydrogen production and refuelling stations for locomotives in Alberta, Canada

ATCO to construct two hydrogen production and refuelling stations for locomotives in Alberta, Canada

ATCO Group has announced today (May 4) an agreement to provide Canadian Pacific (CP) with two hydrogen production and refuelling facilities in Alberta, Canada, to support the growing zero-emission locomotive sector.

The construction of the hydrogen facilities at CP’s Calgary and Edmonton railyards will advance the CP’s Hydrogen Locomotive Programme, which aims to build North America’s first line-haul hydrogen powered freight locomotive.

The infrastructure at each site is set to include a 1MW electrolyser, compression, storage, and dispensing unit. The Calgary electrolyser is intended to be powered by part renewable electricity from CP’s existing 5MW solar power facility at its headquarters.

Construction of the two sites is planned to start later this year, with production and supply of hydrogen being provided to locomotives in 2023.

Kyle Mulligan, Assistant Vice-President Operations Technology at Canadian Pacific, explained, “The Calgary and Edmonton fuelling stations will be essential to bringing zero-emissions hydrogen locomotive propulsion into reality as part of CP’s commitment to sustainable and responsible operations.”

CPS’s Hydrogen Locomotive Program has partly funded by a 2021 $15m award from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA).

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North American Hydrogen Summit  

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.


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