Unveiled on Wednesday (May 25), it comes as the province strives to replace fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in pursuit of climate targets.
The Government hopes to improve electrolyser technologies and reduce costs of renewable electricity to make a profitable and competitive green hydrogen production sector.
Québec has estimated that the upscaling of green hydrogen and bioenergy could reduce petroleum consumption by one billion litres per year.
H2 View understands that the Government intends to increase the role of green hydrogen and bioenergy in its energy portfolio in hope of decarbonising and strengthening its economy.
The policy comes as Québec plans to reduce GHG emissions by 37.5% below its 1990 level, reduce its consumption of petroleum products by 40% below its 2013 level, and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Québec’s Government has identified five principles to guide the strategy. Firstly, it plans contribute to decarbonising Québec by capitalising on the complementarity of the two sectors with the reduction of consumption and direct electrification.
It hopes to develop natural resources and residual materials sustainably by making circular economy and lifecycle analysis central to green hydrogen and bioenergy projects.
The province aims to foster collaboration and participation of regional, local and Indigenous communities in the development of the green hydrogen and bioenergy sectors.
As well as attract investment and export Québec’s hydrogen and bioenergy knowhow.
And finally, contribute to Québec’s energy by substituting renewable energy produced in Québec for imported fossil fuels.
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?
Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. 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.