Being developed by Atura Power, the Niagara Hydrogen Centre will aim to have a final investment decision by summer 2022 with this set to be used as fuel in industry and mobility.
The facility could also be commissioned as soon as early 2024 whilst Atura is also evaluating additional sites in Ontario for green and low-carbon hydrogen production, including Halton Hills, Windsor, Lambton-Sarnia and Nanticoke.
As an electricity grid innovation, the Niagara Hydrogen Centre electrolyser will be capable of providing regulation services and can balance the Ontario electricity grid in real time.
This could provide the province with stable renewable energy and support the growing green community in the region.
Chris Fralick, President of Atura Power, said, “Ontario is building a hydrogen economy, and Atura Power is ready to play a key role in helping establish a supply of this low carbon fuel,” said “Supply of hydrogen produced by Atura Power will enable heavy emitting industries and transport to plan their transition to lower carbon fuels.
“We look forward to working with our partners and industry leaders to help advance this clean technology, bringing the Niagara region to the forefront of the clean energy and hydrogen economy.”
Todd Smith, Minister of Energy for Ontario, said, “Through our Hydrogen Strategy, we are leveraging our province’s world-class talent and clean energy advantage as we position Ontario as a world leader in hydrogen.
“When energy is clean, reliable and affordable, our whole province benefits. I look forward to working with all our partners to build critical infrastructure for the industries of the future including new hydrogen production projects that will create good paying jobs, grow our economy and reduce emissions.”
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