Canada’s TC Energy teams with Hyzon on hydrogen hubs
Canadian energy infrastructure company TC Energy said November 10 it would partner with Hyzon Motors, which supplies hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, to develop hydrogen hubs across Canada and the US.
The hydrogen production facilities will be used to meet hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) demand by focusing on low-to-negative carbon-intensity hydrogen from renewable natural gas, biogas and other sustainable sources.
“Through this agreement, we are marrying the expertise of TC Energy in natural gas and renewables with that of Hyzon, which has its technology in fuel cell electric vehicles being delivered around the world today,” said Corey Hessen, TC Energy’s senior vice president and president of its power and storage operations. “TC Energy is committed to exploring and developing energy solutions in North America for our own assets as well as those of customers to meet their energy transition needs. We believe we are well positioned to execute on the development of hydrogen and CO2 pipelines.”
Under the agreement, Hyzon and TC Energy will evaluate sites across Canada and the US to develop hydrogen production facilities to meet the needs of heavy-duty vehicles. The hubs will be prioritised near existing and potential FCEV customer demand with a goal to produce up to 20 mt/day of hydrogen at each hub.
TC Energy will operate the hubs, supply power and gas commodities and provide asset development, management services and power and gas sales marketing.
“By partnering with TC Energy on modular hydrogen production hubs from a range of sustainable production feedstocks close to Hyzon fleet deployments we can fully decarbonise mobility at a very low cost and time to build,” said Parker Meeks, Hyzon’s chief strategy officer. “This agreement is just one of the many steps and strategic partnerships that Hyzon Motors will be announcing in the coming months to confirm our ability to bring clean hydrogen infrastructure to market with our vehicles in the very near term.”
The partnership will also jointly market third-party hydrogen volumes to industrial sectors, power generation facilities and energy distribution providers.
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