Building a Fuel Hydrogen Value Chain for Heavy Transport in a Net Zero Future
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Moderator: David Layzell
Presenter: Adnan Khan
The transition to net-zero emission energy systems requires a major effort to displace carbon-based energy carriers like gasoline, diesel, and natural gas with zero-emission energy carriers such as low-carbon electricity and hydrogen. The use of hydrogen as a fuel will require the creation of a new value chain that connects supply to demand.
This webinar serves as a progress update on research from Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB’s upcoming report “The Techo-economics of a Hydrogen Value Chain Supporting Heavy Transport.” During this event, The Transition Accelerator team will take you through an analysis of different value chains for making hydrogen available to heavy-duty vehicles and how to achieve an economy-of-scale and further the energy transition in Canada. A Q&A session follows.
Canada’s trading partners and competitors are using industrial policy to position their firms in rapidly forming global value chains. Canada needs to take a strategic approach to seize economic opportunities and develop the technologies and firms we need to reach net-zero. This presentation will draw on international case studies to distill key principles and best practices for Canadian net-zero industrial strategy.
Join Bentley Allan, research director for the Transition Accelerator, for an introduction to this vital topic. A Q&A will follow.
To assess transition strategies for the heavy-duty trucking industry and to make recommendations for policy and investment decisions by government and industry, report authors Zachary Redick, Dr. David Layzell, and Dr. Alexandre De Barros built a stock and flow model, which they combined with a vehicle kilometer travelled (VKT) model and an economic model to project scenarios to 2050 for the transition of HD vehicles to zero emission in Alberta.
Presented by the Alberta Motor Transport Association, AZETEC, The Transition Accelerator, and CESAR and the University of Calgary.
Moderated by Edmonton Global CEO Malcolm Bruce and featuring a presentation from Pat Hufnagel-Smith, this webinar offers insights into the workforce required to advance Canada’s hydrogen economy and the opportunities to leverage skilled and available labour and the degree to which an additional workforce must be developed. It also introduces the Hydrogen Workforce Assessment Tool that presents a detailed assessment of the occupations required for each value chain involved in the low-carbon hydrogen economy. A Q&A session will follow.
The term “blue hydrogen” is used to describe hydrogen produced from fossil fuels with carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, there are many different process configurations that can be used to make blue hydrogen and, due to the range of upstream emissions associated with the natural gas feedstock, the result is that there are many different shades of blue. In this webinar, we look at different commercially mature technologies for production of blue hydrogen and the resulting range of carbon intensities that could result.