Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB is pleased to present a new webinar series, Building A Low-Carbon Hydrogen Economy in the Edmonton Region, focused on equipping industry, government and investors with the knowledge and tools they need to take advantage of the region’s low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen, contribute to the development of this new energy system and position themselves for success in the low-carbon economy. 

Previous webinars can be viewed at the links below, along with downloadable PDFs of presentation slides. Future webinar topics are also listed below, with more details to come. 

Upcoming Events

A Life-Cycle View of Blue Hydrogen Production

Thursday July 7, 2022 from 1pm-2pm MT

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 will look at different commercially mature technologies for production of blue hydrogen and the resulting range of carbon intensities that could result.

Moderated by Mark Plamondon, executive director of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, this webinar will feature a presentation from Sean McCoy, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary and research fellow at The Transition Accelerator. A Q&A session will follow.

Coming soon

Webinars on the following topics (and more!) are coming up next in the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB’s webinar series:

  • Characterizing Carbon Capture & Storage
  • The Techno-economics of Ammonia Exports
  • Characterizing Hydrogen Production: Carbon Intensity and Production Processes
  • Characterizing New Hydrogen Uses: Hydrogen for Transportation, Heat, and Power

Stay tuned for dates, registration links, and further details to be announced in the coming weeks and months!

Previous Events

Low-Carbon Hydrogen Production from the Oil Sands

Thursday June 9, 2022 from 11am-12pm MT

In the global transition to net-zero emission energy systems, the demand for traditional fossil fuels must decline dramatically, presumably reducing oil prices and adversely impacting the economy of oil-producing regions like Alberta. However, there will still be a need for chemical-based transportation fuels, especially in heavy-duty vehicles where grid electrification is not a credible alternative. Low-carbon hydrogen, which can be made from natural gas coupled to carbon capture and storage, is rapidly emerging as the fuel of choice for these vehicles in a net zero future.  

In this webinar, The Transition Accelerator staff will explore the technical feasibility and cost of making low-carbon hydrogen from oil sands, based on their upcoming report on this matter. A Q&A session will follow.

A HUB Approach to the Challenges of Building a Hydrogen Value Chain

Thursday May 19, 2022 from 1-2pm MT

Join Mark Lea-Wilson, Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB Leader, The Transition Accelerator, and Kirk Hamilton, Senior Engineering Advisor, C-FER Technologies as they discuss technical and non-technical challenges associated with building a new hydrogen value chain. Mark will reflect on the challenges identified by HUB stakeholders, most of which are non-technical in nature. Next, Kirk will discuss the technical gaps C-FER has identified. Finally, they will bring it all together with thoughts on how the challenges can be addressed, leveraging the newly formed Alberta Clean Hydrogen Centre of Excellence. A Q&A session will follow.

Building a Fuel Hydrogen Value Chain for Heavy Transport in a Net Zero Future

Thursday April 14, 2022 from 1-1:45pm MT

This webinar will serve as a progress update on research from Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB’s upcoming report of the same name. 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 will follow.

The Techno-economics of hydrogen compression and pipelines

Thursday March 10, 2022 from 1-1:45pm MT

In this webinar, we will walk you through two technical briefs, The Techno-economics of Hydrogen Pipelines and The Techno-Economics of Hydrogen Compression. Participants will gain insight into how to carry out techno-economic analyses for pure hydrogen pipelines, including their sizing, operations and cost-estimating, and how to assess the techno-economic feasibility of projects to produce, use and export low-carbon hydrogen. A Q&A session will follow.

HUB Update: Progress and Next Steps to Build a Vibrant Hydrogen Economy in the Edmonton Region

Thursday, February 24, 2-3pm MT

After launching in April 2021, and with a number of major hydrogen projects announced since, Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB has made significant progress towards setting the stage for a strong hydrogen economy in the region. This webinar will cover the HUB’s status, progress to date and plans to further progress efforts to build out the hydrogen value chain. A Q&A session will follow.