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Ontario investing $5.9 million in nine new hydrogen projects

  • 2 months ago (2023-11-27)
  • David Flin
Gas 354 Hydrogen 50 North America 989

The Ontario government is investing $5.9 million in nine new projects to integrate hydrogen use into the Canadian province’s electricity grid. The funding is through the Hydrogen Innovation Fund.

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Atura Power will receive $4.1 million to blend hydrogen with natural gas to generate electricity at Halton Hills Generating Station; the electricity used to create the hydrogen will come from the Niagara Hydrogen Centre, using water from Niagara Falls and electricity from the hydropower plant there.

The eight other projects receiving funding are:

  • Capital Power is receiving $200,000 to study the feasibility of blending 5-15 per cent hydrogen with natural gas at its Brampton, Windsor, and Newmarket generation facilities.
  • Capital Power is also receiving $150,000 to study the feasibility of producing and storing hydrogen produced from wind generation.
  • HydroMéga Services is receiving $100,000 to study the feasibility of upgrading an existing 27 MW natural gas-fired plant to include green hydrogen.
  • York University is receiving $38,000 to study the feasibility of retrofitting existing gas turbines to blend hydrogen with natural gas.
  • York University is also receiving $90,000 to model and analyse the potential of installing green hydrogen facilities across Canada.
  • Western University is receiving $498,000 to develop a demonstration site to test solar-generated hydrogen and biogas-generated hydrogen.
  • Volta Energy in Toronto is receiving nearly $500,000 to assess how reversible solid oxide hydrogen fuel cells technology can help provide a pathway for hydrogen integration into the electricity grid.
  • The Transition Accelerator in Hamilton, Ontario is receiving $100,000 to research the economic readiness of the Hamilton region to become a hydrogen hub.