Charbone plan to establish a green hydrogen production facility in Nova Scotia, Canada with its announcement today (June 21) of a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP).
The facility, which will be Charbone’s first in the region, is expected to be located on PHP’s eco-industrial park in Richmond County, near the Town of Port Hawkesbury.
The companies intend to explore and identify the best uses of hydrogen for the assets and benefits of PHP’s eco-industrial park, as well as other local projects, with a definitive agreement on or before November 18, 2022.
H2 View understands the Canadian firms plan to investigate the potential reuse of process water to enhance the circularity of the facility’s processes.
Dave Gagnon, Chairman and CEO of Charbone, said, “Charbone is extremely pleased to develop its first project in the Maritimes with a strong local partner like PHP, which has a strong history of reducing waste and energy requirements and is proactive and supportive of a transformation to renewable energy, which could include green hydrogen for local uses.
“Charbone’s model of small-scale, modular and scalable regional hubs is receiving a lot of attention from the markets where we want to operate, as it is socially acceptable by the local community and the different stakeholders as it provides a solution to the transport and delivery limitations of hydrogen.”
Nova Scotia became the focus of hydrogen hub developments in May 2022, when EverWind fuels announced intentions of looking to incorporate green hydrogen and ammonia production, storage facilities, and transportation assets at the Point Tupper site.
Bevan Lock, Mill Co-Manager at PHP, commented, “PHP is committed to facilitating a transition in Nova Scotia to a diversity of green energy futures.
“Charbone’s vision and capacity for timely building out small-scale green hydrogen production will bring value to the region and represent another tangible step on that journey; we are excited by the opportunity to further develop this concept.”
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.