Canada’s largest hydrogen blending project gets financial boost

Canada’s largest hydrogen blending project will soon be under construction in Fort Saskatchewan, Canada, injecting up to 5% hydrogen by volume into a section of the city’s residential natural gas distribution network.

To help push forward the first-of-its-kind project, Canadian Utilities, an ATCO company and project leader, has been awarded $2.8m in funding from Emissions Reductions Alberta’s Natural Gas Challenge.

“Affordably decarbonising the production of heat is vital to achieve our long-term emissions and energy goals, particularly in our cold Canadian climate, and hydrogen can play a powerful role,” said Siegfried Kiefer, President & CEO of Canadian Utilities.

“This project is an important first step for Alberta, which has all the ingredients needed to be a leader in the hydrogen economy – including the ability to produce near zero emission hydrogen at a lower cost than virtually any other jurisdiction in the world.”

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