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Saugeen First Nation, Bruce County Team Up on Hydrogen Project

Bruce County | by John Divinski  

Partnership to pursue generation of hydrogen through surplus power, other renewables

Bruce County and Saugeen First Nation have formed a partnership that could see the area lead the way in hydrogen technologies.

Saugeen First Nation Chief Lester Anoquot says they're excited to be working with the county on clean energy initiatives on territorial lands.

Anoquot says they have partnered with Carlson Energy to form a company called G7 Fuel now Bruce County has come on board.

The Chief says the region has a large amount of surplus clean electricity from Bruce Power and other renewables and it can be used to generate hydrogen.

The process, called Power-to-Gas would see hydrogen replace fossil fuels providing clean energy for industrial, transportation, agriculture and heating concerns in the future.

Bruce County Warden Mitch Twolan says the region is a prime area to create large-scale underground storage areas for hydrogen and thus, lead the way in this new technology including manufacturing and training.

Officials believe the cost of the project will be 36-million-dollars.

The cost would also include a sustainable energy centre for training purposes.

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