Picture a future for the Edmonton Region where buses, trains, heavy trucks, home heating, and farm equipment all run on zero-emissions hydrogen fuel, an essential component of the new clean energy system. The region has helped lead Canada’s energy transition through the production, use and export of low-carbon hydrogen, ushering in a wave of good clean energy jobs.
This is the vision for the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB, launched by an alliance of government, Indigenous, academic and economic development leaders to kickstart the Edmonton Region’s hydrogen economy and ensure long-term economic competitiveness as the world shifts towards a low-carbon future to address climate change.
With plans underway for more than 25 projects related to the production, transportation and end use of hydrogen, and carbon capture and storage, the HUB will put the Edmonton Region on a path to net-zero and help create a future for the energy industry. It will also put the region, Alberta and Canada on track to be global competitors and leaders in the production and export of low-carbon hydrogen. But most importantly, the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB will serve as a blueprint for how other regions across the country can also take advantage of the hydrogen opportunity and join forces to build a strong Canada-wide hydrogen economy.