Alberta, already a world class energy hub, offers several unique features that make electrolytically generated green H2 economically attractive. These include:
Alberta’s unique power generation market produces large amounts of renewable power which can be purchased at competitive prices.
Alberta already has a large industrial base that relies on H2 feedstock and demand by markets for greener product lines and transportation fuels is growing.
Alberta was Canada’s first Province to tax carbon and its air quality regulations continue to strongly motivate companies to reduce their CO2 emissions.
As one of North America’s preeminent suppliers of natural gas Alberta enjoys a fully developed intra and interprovincial system for the storage and pipelining of natural gas.
Alberta already has in place an extensive system for marketing a range of hydrocarbon products such as methane, propane etc. that will be highly amenable for the marketing of H2 as well.
Credit: university of central florida