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Hydrogen and Oxygen Production Rates

Hydrogen and Oxygen Production Rates

The Project is currently expected to be developed in multiple phases designed to accommodate a range of market growth rates and customer needs.

The initial phase will produce approximately 2,100 tonnes of H2 and 16,000 tonnes of O2 annually while each subsequent phase is currently planned to produce just over 16,000 tonnes of H2 and 130,000 tonnes of O2 per year for total production rate of approximately 51,000 tonnes green H2 and 410,000 tonnes of O2 annually at full build out.

Phase One is large enough to allow IEPS to take advantage of current electrolyzer economies of scale for H2 production while small enough to allow customers to identify and optimize any internal changes necessary to add green H2 to their feedstocks. A phased approach to future development also allows the Project to take full advantage of anticipated upcoming technology and cost improvements. Since electrolyzer technologies are inherently scalable, actual project growth rates will eventually be based on specific customer needs allowing IEPS to optimize future production rates to meet customer demands.

The potential market for H2 made from water rather than hydrocarbons in Alberta is massive. Currently Alberta produces approximately 2.4 million tonnes of H2 annually almost entirely from natural gas (CH4). Without some form of carbon capture this results in the yearly release of approximately 24 mega tonnes of CO2.

A large portion of these emissions will very likely be addressed in the future by adding carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS). However, this is not without its own material cost and risks. Adding incremental water sourced H2 provides Alberta industry with an increasingly cost-effective alternative for reducing its carbon footprint while also meeting investor expectations for decarbonization and customer demand for environmentally sustainable products.

Hydrogen and Oxygen Production Rates
Siemens Silyzer 300 Credit: Siemens