HUB Update: Progress and Next Steps to Build a Vibrant Hydrogen Economy in the Edmonton Region
Thursday, February 24, 2022
Speakers: Dr. David Layzell, University of Calgary / The Transition Accelerator
Mark Lea-Wilson, Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB
After launching in April 2021, and with a number of major hydrogen projects announced since, the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB has made significant progress towards setting the stage for a strong hydrogen economy in the region. This webinar covers the HUB’s status, progress to date, and plans to further progress efforts to build out the hydrogen value chain. 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.