Hydrogen a focal point of UBC’s $23m renewable energy hub

Hydrogen a focal point of UBC’s $23m renewable energy hub

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has unveiled major plans for a $23m renewable energy hub that will transform an entire city block into a smart energy district – and the plans include one of the province’s first hydrogen refuelling stations.

Unveiling such ambitions on Wednesday (5th May), project lead Dr. Walter Mérida, said the hub will become a city-scale, “living laboratory” that explores critical links between energy, transportation and urban design.

A key feature of the development will be a water electrolyser that will use electricity from the hub’s solar panels to split water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce 100% clean hydrogen that will then be utilised at the onsite hydrogen station for light and heavy-duty vehicles.

Read more: Ten new hydrogen stations planned for British Columbia

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