The so-called Project 117, seeks to develop two green hydrogen refuelling stations along the Route 117 corridor, connecting hydrogen-powered heavy-duty trucks from the greater Montreal area to Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Set to be located near Val-d’Or and Saint Jérôme, the stations will have both 350 and 700 bar refuelling points, opening refuelling services to non-heavy-duty hydrogen-powered vehicles.

H2 View understands each station will have a 5MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyser on site, both with the ability to increase capacity according to demand.

It is hoped the project could cut carbon emissions by 20,000 tonnes a year, which the company says is the equivalent of removed 4,300 cars from Québec’s roads. Hydrolux anticipates that the project will be implement within the next 24 months.

Friedrich Dehem-Lemelin, CEO of Hydroglux, commented, “Project 117 is an innovative project, developed by Quebecers, for Quebecers, which will make it possible to decarbonise, thanks to green hydrogen, a strategic road for the economic development of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the greater Montréal region and the Province of Québec.”

In May (2022), the Québec Government released its Green Hydrogen and Bioenergy Strategy to accelerate the production, distribution and use of green hydrogen and bioenergy, which it estimated could reduce petroleum consumption by one billion litres annually.

Read more: Québec’s Hydrogen and Bioenergy Strategy could reduce petroleum use by 1bn litres per year

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.