This had been confirmed on Monday (May 16) with the Ministry of Energy and Resources, Whitecap Resources, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) supporting a foundation report study, developed by the Transition Accelerator and the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC).

This study is aiming to provide investors with a thorough analysis of commercial-scale hydrogen opportunities and synergies with carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) infrastructure in Saskatchewan.

Bronwyn Eyre, Energy and Resources Minister, said, “We’re a world leader in CCUS and enhanced oil recovery, which have natural connections to blue hydrogen. We expect this report to accelerate the private sector’s interest in Saskatchewan’s emerging hydrogen economy.”

Grant Fagerheim, President and CEO of Whitecap Resources, said, “Saskatchewan has played a prominent role in establishing CCUS as an industry and we expect it will leverage this expertise to take a leadership role in the new hydrogen economy.

“Whitecap and FCL have the opportunity to accelerate the transition to a lower carbon economy through our proposed CCUS infrastructure, which will enable blue hydrogen production at a commercial scale.

“We are excited to advance this study to support further expansion across the private sector.”

Heather Ryan, CEO of Federated Co-operatives, said, “The potential for a Hydrogen and CCUS Hub in Saskatchewan is exciting as it would create new opportunities for local industry right here in Saskatchewan.

“We know that CCUS will play a prominent role in the future of transportation fuels. The research we are investing in will identify the role that hydrogen production will play in the transition to the low carbon economy.

“We are excited and proud to partner with the Government of Saskatchewan and Whitecap Resources on this important research project.”

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