Alberta, Canadian governments sign deal for $1.3B hydrogen plant in Edmonton region

The federal and Alberta governments are signing an agreement that could lead to a plant to produce hydrogen built near Edmonton.

The governments say they’re working with Air Products Canada to build the $1.3-billon plant, which would produce the clean-burning fuel from natural gas.

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They say the plant would produce hydrogen-fuelled electricity and liquid hydrogen for transportation and could be running by 2024.

Hydrogen releases no carbon when it burns.

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Using hydrogen instead of fossil fuels is thought to be a significant way to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Air Products Canada has been in business since 1997 and operates three hydrogen facilities in Alberta and one in Ontario, as well as pipeline networks in both provinces.

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